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Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI) Specs

Identifiers: eMac ATI - M8950LL/A* - PowerMac4,4 - A1002 - 1955

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Apple eMacThe Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI Graphics) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 256k on chip level 2 cache, 128 MB or 256 MB of PC133 SDRAM, a 60 GB or 80 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (the low-end M9252LL/A revision introduced October 22, 2003 has a 40 GB drive), a tray-loading "Combo" or "SuperDrive" drive, ATI Radeon 7500 graphics with AGP 4X support and 32 MB of DDR SDRAM, as well as support for AirPort Extreme (not pre-installed) in an all-in-one case with a 17.0" (16.0" viewable area) CRT display (resolution support up to 1280x960 in 24-bit color).

The eMac G4/1.0 (ATI Graphics) shipped with an ice white Apple "Pro" keyboard and mouse, and could be configured with either MacOS 9.2 or MacOS X 10.2* as the default operating system. Custom configurations also were available.

Please note that the "Combo" drive configuration (M8950LL/A) is capable of booting in both MacOS 9 and MacOS X. The second "Combo" configuration (M9252LL/A) and "SuperDrive" configurations (M8951LL/A and M8951LL/A), however, *cannot* boot in MacOS 9. These are capable of running MacOS 9 applications within the MacOS X "Classic" environment provided by MacOS X 10.4.11 and earlier.

Also see: What are the differences between the second generation or "ATI" eMac models?

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May 6, 2003* April 13, 2004*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*On October 22, 2003, this model was modestly reconfigured -- the original "Combo" drive configuration (M8950LL/A) was replaced by a model with a smaller hard drive, and a lower price (M9252LL/A). The "SuperDrive" configuration M8951LL/A was replaced by M8951LL/A, which was configured identically but offered at a lower price. However, these reconfigured models have no support for booting in MacOS 9.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2003.
1.0 GHz PowerPC 7445 (G4)
Details: The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
1 541 & N/A
Details: This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac4,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Soldered Integrated
Details: The processor is mounted directly to the motherboard.
133 MHz 1.0 GHz (Built-in)
Details: N/A
Open Firmware 1 MB
Details: The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
64k 256k (on-chip)
Details: 256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed.
PC133 SDRAM 7 ns
Details: Supports 168-pin PC133 SDRAM memory modules.

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the eMac models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
128 MB, 256 MB 1 GB
Details: In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this eMac.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this eMac.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: There are two user accessible 168-pin DIMM slots. As shipped, one slot is occupied by either a 128 MB or 256 MB memory module.
Radeon 7500 DDR SDRAM
Details: Shipped with an "ATI Radeon 7500 with AGP 4x support; 32 MB dedicated DDR SDRAM graphics memory."

Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the eMac? Is it upgradable?
32 MB 32 MB
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
17.0" Flat CRT 1024x768*
Details: *The 17.0" flat CRT display has a 16.0" viewable area, a 0.25mm dot pitch, and supports "640 by 480 pixels at 120 Hz, 800 by 600 pixels at 120 Hz, 1024 by 768 pixels at 89 Hz, 1152 by 870 pixels at 80 Hz, [and] 1280 by 960 pixels at 72 Hz" resolutions.
Mirroring Only* 1280x960*
Details: Apple reports that this system has a "mini-VGA output port" that with the purchase of an adapter can mirror the contents of the internal display on an external one.

However, the hardware is capable of using an external display in dual or "extended desktop mode", Apple just blocked the capability in firmware to protect sales of more expensive Macs. Unsupported third-party hacks are available.
40, 60, 80 GB Ultra ATA/66
Details: The original "Combo" drive configuration (M8950LL/A) shipped with a 60 GB hard drive, the original "SuperDrive" (M8951LL/A) configuration shipped with an 80 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, and the low-end M9252LL/A revision introduced October 22, 2003 has a 40 GB drive.

This model supports hard drives larger than 128 GB.

Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the eMac models?

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this eMac.
8X "Combo Drive"* None
Details: M8950LL/A shipped with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive that "reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 32x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed", and M8951LL/A shipped with a DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive that "writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed."

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the eMac models? How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive?
56k v.92 10/100Base-T
Details: Internal 56k v.92 modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
802.11b/g (Optional) None
Details: This model could be configured with AirPort Extreme (802.11g) at the time of purchase at additional cost.
3 (1.1) 2 (400)
Details: This system has three USB 1.1 ports (shared on two 12-Mbps controllers) and two Firewire "400" ports (eight watts shared). Apple advertised that this computer had five USB 1.1 ports, counting three on the system and two on the keyboard.
AirPort Extreme None
Details: This model has "built-in antennas and [a] card slot for [an] optional 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card".
Apple Pro Keyboard Apple Pro Mouse
Details: N/A
All-in-One eMac
Details: Accommodates a 17" CRT, but is slightly less deep than the original iMac CRT model which only had a 15" CRT.
M8950LL/A* eMac ATI
Details: M8950LL/A refers to the original configuration that shipped with a Combo drive, a 60 GB hard drive, and could boot into MacOS 9. M8951LL/A refers to the original configuration that shipped with a SuperDrive, an 80 GB hard drive, and cannot boot into MacOS 9.

The second "Combo" configuration was assigned model number M9252LL/A, shipped with a smaller hard drive, a lower price, and could no longer boot into MacOS 9. The second "SuperDrive" configuration was assigned model number M8951LL/A, and was identical to the first except for introductory price.
A1002 (EMC 1955) PowerMac4,4
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1002 Model Number, the 1955 EMC Number, and the PowerMac4,4 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
9.2.2* & X 10.2.4 (6J73) X 10.5.8
Details: *Only the original "Combo" drive configuration (M8950LL/A) is capable of booting into MacOS 9.

This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
Boot/Classic Mode* Emulation Only
Details: *Only the original "Combo" drive configuration (M8950LL/A) is capable of booting into Mac OS 9.

All models are capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
15.8 x 15.8 x 17.1 50 lbs. (22.7 kg)
Details: *In inches - height x width x depth (40.6 cm, 40.6 cm, 43.3 cm).
US$999, US$1299* US$100-US$150
Details: *The original "Combo" drive model (M8950LL/A) was introduced for US$999, the "SuperDrive" model (M8951LL/A) for US$1299. The second "Combo" drive revision (M9252LL/A) was introduced for US$799, and the second "SuperDrive" revision (M8951LL/A) for US$1099.

Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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1 (Mini-VGA) None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
3 (1.1) 2 (400)
Details: This system has three USB 1.1 ports (shared on two 12-Mbps controllers) and two Firewire "400" ports (eight watts shared). Apple advertised that this computer had five USB 1.1 ports, counting three on the system and two on the keyboard.
1 (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Built-in) 1
Details: Built-in microphone and an "analog audio input minijack, up to 16-bit stereo".
1 1
Details: Single "mini headphone" jack for audio out capabilities.
1 None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 110V to 240V AC, 170W maximum.



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