iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive

iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive

The Apple iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive (iMac DV SE Late 1999) is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1999 to 2000 as part of the iMac series. The computer has been introduced on October 5, 1999 and its price started at $1499. The new iMac DV SE features a 400 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 15″ CRT Display, 128 MB of RAM, 13 GB hard drive, 4x DVD-ROM slot-loading drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage 128 VR graphics. This iMac has been discontinued on July 19, 2000 and has been replaced by the iMac DV SE Mid 2000.

The iMac version called “DV” stands for digital video and has been created to support home movie editing. iMac DV had a more powerful processor, a VGA output port, a DVD-ROM drive, a larger hard drive, and a FireWire port. The iMac DV Special Edition doubled the RAM, again increased hard drive capacity, and was available in an exclusive Graphite color.

Today iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive is 22 years old!

iMac DV Special Edition with Slot Loading Drive General Information

Overview

IntroducedOctober 5, 1999
DiscontinuedJuly 19, 2000
Model IdentifierPowerMac2,1
Model NumberM5521
EMC1821
Order NumberM7668LL/A
Price$1,499
ColorsGraphite
Weight34.7 Ibs.
15.739 KG
Dimensions15” H x 15” W x 17.1” D
38.1 cm H x 38.1 cm W x 43.43 cm D

Hardware

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed400 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage13 GB
Media1 – Slot-loading 4x DVD-ROM

Memory

Built-in Memory128 MB
Maximum Memory512 MB (Apple)
1 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC-100 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in Display15″ Shadow-mask CRT Display (13.8″ viewable)
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768

Graphics

Graphics CardATI Rage 128 VR
Graphics Memory8 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External ResolutionN/A
CameraNone

Expansion

Expansion SlotsNone
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA (Shared with hard disk drive)
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA (Shared with optical drive)

Connections

Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
BluetoothNone
USB2 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – VGA

Software

Original OSMac OS 8.6
Later OSMac OS 9.0
Mac OS 9.0.3
Mac OS 9.0.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 2.3.1
Bundled SoftwareN/A

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple USB Keyboard
Apple USB Mouse

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power150 W
Line Voltage100-260 V AC

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