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Apple iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel) Specs

Identifiers: iMac Flat Panel - M8535LL/A* - PowerMac4,2 - M6498 - 1873

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Apple iMac G4 (Flat Panel)The Apple iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel) features an 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading "SuperDrive", and NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support).

The internal components are housed in an attractive 10.6" half-sphere, ice white case with a chromed stainless steel neck that supports a 15" TFT Active Matrix LCD display. This model shipped with MacOS X 10.1 and MacOS 9.2 installed with MacOS X selected as the default, as well as an ice white Apple Pro Keyboard, Mouse, and Speakers. Unlike some earlier iMac models that are convection-cooled, the iMac "Flat Panel" series is cooled by a quiet internal fan.

Also see: What are the differences between the original iMac G4 "Flat Panel" models?

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January 7, 2002 February 4, 2003
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.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2002.
800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4)
Details: The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
1 412 & 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 PowerMac4,2 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.
100 MHz (8:1) 800 MHz (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 10 ns
Details: Although Apple's original specifications stated that it shipped with PC100 RAM, Apple later warned that "PC100 RAM is not to be used with iMac (Flat Panel) computers and may create performance and reliability issues".

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
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 iMac.

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

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2*
Details: *There is one factory installed memory module in a 168-pin DIMM slot and one 144-pin user-accessible SO-DIMM slot.
GeForce2 MX DDR SDRAM
Details: Shipped with a "NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with AGP 2X support".

Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac G4? Is it upgradable?
32 MB 32 MB
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
15.0" TFT 1024x768
Details: This model has a 15.0" TFT active matrix display with a native resolution of 1024x768 at "millions of colors". It also supports "640 by 480 pixels and 800 by 600 pixels". Apple reports a "typical" brightness of 200 cd/m, contrast ratio of 300:1, and viewing angle of 120 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical.
Mirroring Only 1024x768
Details: Apple reports that this system has a "mini-VGA output port ([that] requires [a] VGA display adapter)" with support for video mirroring at output resolutions of "640 by 480 pixels at 60 Hz, 800 by 600 pixels at 75 Hz, and 1024 by 768 pixels at 75 Hz".
60 GB (5400 RPM) Ultra ATA/66
Details: Officially, this model does not support hard drives larger than 128 GB. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iMac G4 models? Which models support "big drives" and which do not?

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2X "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that the tray-loading DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R discs at 2x speed, reads DVDs at 6x speed, writes CD-R discs at 8x speed, writes CD-RW discs at 4x speed, [and] reads CDs at 24x speed."

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac G4 models? How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive?
56k v.90 10/100Base-T
Details: Internal 56k v.90 modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
802.11b (Optional) None
Details: This model could be configured with AirPort (802.11b) at the time of purchase at additional cost.

Also see: Which iMac G4 models support AirPort and which support AirPort Extreme? How do you replace or upgrade the AirPort card?
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 None
Details: This model has "built-in antennas and [a] card slot for [an] optional AirPort card".
Apple Pro Keyboard Apple Pro Mouse
Details: This model also shipped with Apple Pro Speakers.
All-in-One iMac G4 15" Flat Panel
Details: 10.6 inch (27.0 cm) half sphere ice white case with a chromed staineless steel neck that supports the display.
M8535LL/A* iMac Flat Panel
Details: After July 17, 2002, Apple changed the model number to "B" from "A", but the configuration was identical.
M6498 (EMC 1873) PowerMac4,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M6498 Model Number, the 1873 EMC Number, and the PowerMac4,2 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 10.1.2 X 10.4.11
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
Boot/Classic Mode Emulation Only
Details: This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

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12.95 x 15.1 x 10.6* 21.3 lbs. (9.7 kg)
Details: *In inches - height x width x depth - minimum (32.9 cm, 38.3 cm, 27.0 cm). The maximum dimensions are 20 inches x 16.3 inches x 16.3 inches (50.9 cm, 41.5 cm, 41.5 cm).
US$1799* US$100-US$200
Details: *On March 21, 2002, citing higher memory and LCD costs, Apple raised the price by US$100 -- to US$1899. On July 17, 2002, Apple lowered the price by US$100, back to that originally offered.

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).

Photo Credit: Apple Computer.



Click on the underlined category text for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


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) None
Details: N/A
1 1
Details: One "Apple Pro Speaker Jack" for connection to Apple Pro Speakers and one rear-mounted headphone jack.
1 None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 90V to 246V AC, 130W maximum.



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