iMac Early 2001

The Apple iMac Early 2001 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2001 as part of the iMac G3 series of iMac computers. The computer has been introduced on February 22, 2001, and its price started at $899.

The new iMac features a 400 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 or 500 MHz PowerPC 750cx processor, 64 MB of RAM, 10 GB or 20 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM, or 8x CD-RW drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics in the base model.

iMac Early 2001 with 400 MHz processor was available in one color – Indigo, while iMac with 500 MHz processor was available in two additional colors – Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power.

This iMac has been discontinued on July 18, 2001, and has been replaced in the same year by iMac Mid 2001.

Today iMac Early 2001 is 21 years old!

iMac Early 2001 Blue Dalmatian
Source: iMac Early 2001 Blue Dalmatian

iMac Early 2001 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 22, 2001
DiscontinuedJuly 18, 2001
Model IdentifierPowerMac4,1
Model NumberM5521
Order NumberM7683LL/A (400 MHz – Indigo)
M7669LL/A (500 MHz – Indigo)
M8347LL/A (500 MHz – Blue Dalmatian)
M8348LL/A (500 MHz – Flower Power)
Original Price$899
Blue Dalmatian
Flower Power
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

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
PowerPC 750cx G3
Processor Speed400 MHz
500 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB or 512 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage10 GB
20 GB
Media1 – Slot-loading 24x CD-ROM or 8x CD-RW


Built-in Memory64 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC-100 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15″ Shadow-mask CRT Display (13.8″ viewable)
Resolutions640 x 480 at 117 Hz
800 x 600 at 95 Hz
1024 x 768 at 75 Hz


Graphics CardATI Rage 128 Pro
ATI Rage 128 Ultra
Graphics Memory8 MB
16 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External ResolutionN/A


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


Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (8 W total power)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out3 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – VGA


Original OSMac OS 9.1
Later OSMac OS X 10.0.3
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 7.5.1
Bundled SoftwareMac OS 9.1 or Mac OS X 
iMovie 2
AppleWorks 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Outlook Express
Netscape Communicator
Quicken Deluxe 2001
Palm Desktop
Cro-Mag Rally

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


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

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