iMac Mid 2001

The Apple iMac Mid 2001 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2001 to 2003 as part of the iMac G3 series of iMac computers. The computer has been introduced on July 18, 2001, and its price started at $799.

The new iMac features a 500 MHz or 600 MHz PowerPC 750cx G3 processor, 64 MB / 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 20 GB or 40 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM, or 8x CD-RW drive, and 16 MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra graphics.

iMac Mid 2001 with a 500 MHz processor was available in two colors – Indigo and Snow, while the iMac with a 600 MHz processor was available in Graphite or Snow.

This iMac has been discontinued on March 18, 2003, and has been replaced by the iMac with a Flat Panel Display.

Today iMac Mid 2001 is 21 years old!

iMac Mid 2001
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iMac Mid 2001 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJuly 18, 2001
DiscontinuedMarch 18, 2003
Model IdentifierPowerMac4,1
Model NumberM5521
Order NumberM8582LL/A (500 MHz – Indigo)
M8490LL/A (500 MHz – Snow)
M8492LL/A (600 MHz – Graphite)
M8546LL/A (600 MHz – Snow)
Original Price$799
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 750cx G3
Processor Speed500 MHz
600 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage20 GB
40 GB
Media1 – Slot-loading 24x CD-ROM or 8x CD-RW


Built-in Memory64 MB
128 MB
256 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 Ultra
Graphics Memory16 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
Mac OS X 10.0.4
Later OSMac OS 9.2
Mac OS X 10.1
Mac OS X 10.1.2
Mac OS X 10.1.3
Mac OS X 10.2
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 7.5.1
Bundled SoftwareMac OS 9.1 or Mac OS X
iMovie 2
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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