Power Mac G4 with Gigabit Ethernet

The Power Mac G4 with Gigabit Ethernet is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2000 to 2001 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on July 19, 2000, and its price started at $1599.

The new Power Mac G4 features a 400 MHz / Dual 450 MHz or Dual 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 G4 processor, 64 MB / 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 20 GB / 30 GB or 40 GB hard drive, 5x DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drive, and 16 MB ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on January 9, 2001.

Today Power Mac G4 with Gigabit Ethernet is 23 years old!

Power Mac G4
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Power Mac G4 with Gigabit Ethernet Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJuly 19, 2000
DiscontinuedJanuary 9, 2001
Model IdentifierPowerMac3,3
Model NumberM5183
Order NumberM7891LL/A (400 MHz)
M7892LL/A (dual 450 MHz)
M7893LL/A (dual 500 MHz)
M8250LL/A (dual 500 MHz)
Original Price$1,599

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 7400 G4
Processor Speed400 MHz
Dual 450 MHz
Dual 500 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz (Up to 800 Mbps data throughput)
Cache64 KB L1
1 MB backside L2

Storage & Media

Storage20 GB 5400 rpm
30 GB 7200 rpm
40 GB 7200 rpm
Media1 – 5x DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM


Built-in Memory64 MB
128 MB
256 MB
Maximum Memory1.5 GB (Mac OS 9)
2 GB (Mac OS X)
Memory Slots4 – PC-100 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed8 ns (125 MHz)
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


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


Expansion Slots3 – 33 MHz 64-bit PCI
1 – 2x AGP
Bays4 – Internal 3.5″ ATA drive bays
1 – Optical drive bay
1 – Zip 100/250 bay
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
Optical Drive InterfaceEIDE (ATA-3)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
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 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – VGA
1 – ADC


Original OSMac OS 9.0.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 4.9.1
Bundled SoftwareMac OS 9
iMovie 2
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Netscape Communicator
Palm Desktop

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Pro Keyboard
Apple Pro Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power220 W
Line Voltage115 V AC (90-132 V AC) or 230 V AC (180-264 V AC)

Apple Support – Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet): Technical Specifications

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