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Apple Mac mini G4/1.5 Specs

Identifiers: Late 2005 - M9687LL/B* - PowerMac10,2 - A1103 - N/A

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Apple Mac mini G4Officially, the Apple Mac mini G4/1.5 does not exist, as Apple never formally introduced it. However, starting on September 27, 2005, Apple quietly upgraded the Mac mini G4/1.42 to include a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 512k on-chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of 333 MHz PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory, a faster 5400 RPM 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" Drive in the US$599 configuration, as before, or a faster, and dual-layer read 8X DVD±RW/CD-RW "SuperDrive" in the US$699 configuration.

The ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor (4X AGP) also was upgraded from 32 MB of DDR SDRAM to 64 MB. As with the model it replaced, connectivity includes DVI (DVI-to-VGA adapter provided), USB 2.0, FireWire, a headphone/line out jack, and AirPort Extreme (802.11g) but the Bluetooth was quietly upgraded to Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. A modem was not provided, but an internal modem still could be added for US$29. It still shipped without a display, keyboard, or mouse.

Also see: What are the differences between the Mac mini G4 models?

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September 27, 2005 February 28, 2006
Details: Please note that this model was never formally introduced by press release.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2005.
1 32-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 32-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
855 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 PowerMac10,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
N/A N/A
Details: The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac10,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
N/A N/A
Details: The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac10,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Details: The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: The processor is mounted directly to the motherboard.
167 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Open Firmware N/A
Details: The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
64k 512k (on-chip)
Details: 512k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed.
PC2700 DDR SDRAM 333 MHz
Details: Supports 184-pin PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM.

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

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

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 1
Details: One factory-installed memory card, "Apple Authorized" upgrade only.
Radeon 9200 DDR SDRAM
Details: ATI Radeon 9200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 4X Support).
64 MB 64 MB
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
Single Display 1920x1200
Details: The DVI video output supports digital resolutions up to 1920x1200. Apple also reports that it supports the "20-inch Apple Cinema display and 23-inch Apple Cinema HD display; supports coherent digital displays up to 154MHz; supports non-coherent digital displays up to 135MHz." VGA output (using the provided adapter) supports analog resolutions as high as 1920x1080. S-Video and composite video (to connect to a projector or TV) requires the Apple DVI to Video adapter (sold separately).
None N/A
Details: N/A
80.0 GB (5400 RPM) Ultra ATA/100
Details: This model supports hard drives larger than 128 GB.

Also see: How do you upgrade or replace the hard drive in the Mac mini G4? What type of hard drive does the Mac mini support?

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Mac mini.
8X "Combo Drive" None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading "combo" drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) "reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

Apple offically reported that the "SuperDrive" (DVD±RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-RW discs at up to 2x speed, writes DVD+R discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD+RW discs at up to 2.4x 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 24x speed." However, it is known that the US$699 configuration quietly shipped with a faster, and dual-layer read 8X DVD±RW/CD-RW "SuperDrive".
None 10/100Base-T
Details: An internal modem could be added for US$29.
802.11b/g (Standard) 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
2 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
AP/BL None
Details: This model shipped with AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR pre-installed.
None None
Details: The Mac mini did not ship with a keyboard or mouse. Compatible with numerous USB-based Apple and third-party products, however.

Also see: What type of keyboards and mice does the Mac mini G4 support?
Cuboid Mac mini
Details: Uses a tiny and elegant 6.5 inch wide, 6.5 inch deep, and 2 inch tall case.
M9687LL/B* Late 2005
Details: M9687LL/B refers to the Mac mini G4/1.42 introduced July 26, 2005. M9971LL/B refers to the US$699 "SuperDrive" configuration also introduced July 26, 2005 (otherwise identical to M9687LL/B). Unfortunately, as the G4/1.5 was not formally introduced, it likewise was never assigned a separate order number.
A1103 (EMC N/A) PowerMac10,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1103 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerMac10,2 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
3V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
X 10.4.2 (8D40) X 10.5.8
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
N/A N/A
Details:
Classic Mode Only* Emulation Only
Details: *This model is 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"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

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2.0 x 6.5 x 6.5 2.9 lbs. (1.32 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (5.08 cm, 16.51 cm, 16.51 cm).
US$599, US$699 US$100-US$200
Details: US$599 original price is for the "combo" drive model, US$699 for the "SuperDrive" model.

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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Click on a category 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 (DVI-I) None
Details: Supports a single DVI display (or a single VGA display with the included DVI-to-VGA adapter). Supports digital resolutions up to 1920x1200 and analog resolutions as high as 1920x1080.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
1 (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: The Mac mini G4/1.5 lacked the internal modem by default, but one could be added for US$29.10/100Base-T Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: Also see: How can I use a microphone with the Mac mini G4?
None 1
Details: Single rear-mounted headphone/audio line out jack.
1 N/A
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V, 85W maximum.

Global original prices for the Mac mini G4/1.5 in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.

Original Prices - North & South America

C$749 N/A
N/A US$599, US$699

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €619, €749
N/A N/A
N/A €589, €689
N/A N/A
N/A €599, €699
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
N/A £399

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 5,900 N/A
N/A N/A
¥70,140 N/A
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
N/A N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$949 NZ$1135

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