Power Mac G4 with Digital Audio

The Apple Power Mac G4 with Digital Audio is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2001 as part of the Power Mac G4 series of Power Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on January 9, 2001, and its price started at $1699.

The new Power Mac G4 features 466 MHz or 533 MHz PowerPC 7410 G4 or 667 MHz or 733 MHz PowerPC 7450 G4 processor, 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 30 GB / 40 GB or 60 GB hard drive, 5x DVD-ROM or 8x CD-RW drive, and 16 MB ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics in the base model.

This Power Mac has been discontinued on July 18, 2001, and has been replaced in the same year by Power Mac G4 QuickSilver.

Today Power Mac G4 with Digital Audio is 22 years old!

Power Mac G4
Source: pinterest.com – Power Mac G4

Power Mac G4 with Digital Audio Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 9, 2001
DiscontinuedJuly 18, 2001
Model IdentifierPowerMac3,4
Model NumberM5183
Order NumberM7627LL/A (466 MHz)
M7688LL/A (533 MHz)
M7945LL/A (dual 667 MHz)
M7681LL/A (dual 733 MHz)
M8451LL/A (dual 733 MHz)
Original Price$1,699

Weight30 Ibs.
13.607 KG
Dimensions17” H x 8.9” W x 18.4” D
43.18 cm H x 22.6 cm W x 46.73 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7410 G4
PowerPC 7450 G4
Processor Speed466 MHz
533 MHz
Dual 533 MHz
Dual 667 MHz
Dual 733 MHz
Number of Cores1 or 2
System Bus133 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB or 1 MB backside L2
1 MB L3 (733 MHz)

Storage & Media

Storage30 GB 5400 rpm
40 GB 7200 rpm
60 GB 7200 rpm
Media1 – 5x DVD-ROM or 8x CD-RW SuperDrive
1 – Zip 250 drive (Optional)


Built-in Memory128 MB
256 MB
Maximum Memory1.5 GB
Memory Slots3 – PC-133 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardATI Rage 128 Pro
ATI Radeon
Graphics Memory16 MB (Rage 128 Pro)
32 MB (Radeon and GeForce2)
64 MB (GeForce3)
Display Connection1 – VGA
1 – ADC
Display ModesSingle display only (Rage 128 Pro)
Dual display extended and video mirroring (Radeon)


Expansion Slots4 – 33 MHz 64-bit PCI
1 – 4x AGP
Bays4 – Internal 3.5″ ATA drive bays
1 – Optical drive bay
1 – Zip 250 bay
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
Optical Drive InterfaceEIDE (ATA-3)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k (Optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (15W total power)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
Audio Out1 – 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack
Display1 – VGA
1 – ADC


Original OSMac OS 9.1
Later OSMac OS X 10.0.3
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 6.7.1
Bundled SoftwareMac OS 9.1
iMovie 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Outlook Express
Netscape Communicator
FAXstf Pro
Palm Desktop
Apple Hardware Test CD
Configurations with DVD-R/CD-RW drive include iDVD authoring and encoding software

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power338 W
Line Voltage115 V AC (90-132 V AC) or 230 V AC (180-264 V AC)

Apple Support – Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio): Technical Specifications

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