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Mac Systems: Apple: Power Macintosh G4

The Power Macintosh G4 features PowerPC 74xx (G4) processors in the wonderfully easy-to-upgrade case design introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue). The Power Macintosh G4 Cube features a unique, compact design that was not financially successful, but inspired the Mac mini series. Complete technical specifications are below.

For answers to all your Power Macintosh G4 questions, please check out the Power Macintosh G4 Q&A and Power Macintosh G4 Cube Q&A.

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1 Apple Computer Processor Power Macintosh G4 400 (PCI) 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: August 31, 1999 Disc. Date: October 13, 1999*
Order No: M7631LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - PCI Model ID: PowerMac1,2
Std. RAM: 64 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 10 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 32X CD-ROM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 400 (PCI) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 450 (AGP) 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: August 31, 1999* Disc. Date: July 19, 2000*
Order No: M7232LL/A* Model No: M5183 (EMC 1843)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - AGP Model ID: PowerMac3,1
Std. RAM: 128 MB, 256 MB* Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 20, 27 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM, RAM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 450 (AGP) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 500 (AGP) 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: August 31, 1999* Disc. Date: July 19, 2000*
Order No: M7629LL/A* Model No: M5183 (EMC 1843)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - AGP Model ID: PowerMac3,1
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 27 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-RAM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 500 (AGP) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 350 (PCI) 350 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: October 13, 1999 Disc. Date: December 2, 1999
Order No: M7826LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - PCI Model ID: PowerMac1,2
Std. RAM: 64 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 10 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 32X CD-ROM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 350 (PCI) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 400 (AGP) 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: October 13, 1999* Disc. Date: February 16, 2000*
Order No: M7824LL/A* Model No: M5183 (EMC 1843)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - AGP Model ID: PowerMac3,1
Std. RAM: 64 MB, 128 MB* Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 10, 20 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 400 (AGP) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 350 (AGP) 350 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: December 2, 1999 Disc. Date: February 16, 2000
Order No: M7827LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC 1843)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - AGP Model ID: PowerMac3,1
Std. RAM: 64 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 10 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 350 (AGP) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 400 (Gigabit) 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: July 19, 2000 Disc. Date: January 9, 2001
Order No: M7891LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet Model ID: PowerMac3,3
Std. RAM: 64 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 20 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 400 (Gigabit) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) x2
Intro. Date: July 19, 2000 Disc. Date: January 9, 2001
Order No: M7892LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC 1864)
Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet Model ID: PowerMac3,3
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 30 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 450 DP (Gigabit) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) x2
Intro. Date: July 19, 2000 Disc. Date: January 9, 2001
Order No: M7893LL/A* Model No: M5183 (EMC 1864)
Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet Model ID: PowerMac3,3
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM, RAM
Complete Power Macintosh G4 500 DP (Gigabit) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 450 Cube 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4)
Intro. Date: July 19, 2000 Disc. Date: July 3, 2001*
Order No: M7642LL/A Model No: M7886 (EMC 1844)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 Cube Model ID: PowerMac5,1
Std. RAM: 64, 128, 256 MB* Std. VRAM: 16 MB*
Std. HD: 20 GB* (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM*
Complete Power Macintosh G4 450 Cube Specs
Power Macintosh G4 500 Cube 500 MHz PowerPC 7400* (G4)
Intro. Date: July 19, 2000 Disc. Date: July 3, 2001*
Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: M7886 (EMC 1844)
Subfamily: Power Mac G4 Cube Model ID: PowerMac5,1
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 30 GB* (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 5X DVD-ROM*
Complete Power Macintosh G4 500 Cube Specs
Power Macintosh G4 466 (Digital Audio) 466 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 9, 2001 Disc. Date: July 18, 2001
Order No: M7627LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC 1862)
Subfamily: Digital Audio Model ID: PowerMac3,4
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 30 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X CD-RW
Complete Power Macintosh G4 466 (Digital Audio) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 533 (Digital Audio) 533 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 9, 2001 Disc. Date: July 18, 2001
Order No: M7688LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC 1862)
Subfamily: Digital Audio Model ID: PowerMac3,4
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X CD-RW
Complete Power Macintosh G4 533 (Digital Audio) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 667 (Digital Audio) 667 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 9, 2001 Disc. Date: March 8, 2001
Order No: M7945LL/A Model No: M5183 (EMC 1862)
Subfamily: Digital Audio Model ID: PowerMac3,4
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X CD-RW
Complete Power Macintosh G4 667 (Digital Audio) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 733 (Digital Audio) 733 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 9, 2001 Disc. Date: July 18, 2001
Order No: M7681LL/A* Model No: M5183 (EMC 1862)
Subfamily: Digital Audio Model ID: PowerMac3,4
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"*
Complete Power Macintosh G4 733 (Digital Audio) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 733 (Quicksilver) 733 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4)
Intro. Date: July 18, 2001 Disc. Date: January 28, 2002
Order No: M8359LL/A Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Subfamily: Quicksilver Model ID: PowerMac3,5
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 12X CD-RW
Complete Power Macintosh G4 733 (Quicksilver) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 867 (Quicksilver) 867 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4)
Intro. Date: July 18, 2001 Disc. Date: January 28, 2002
Order No: M8360LL/A Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Subfamily: Quicksilver Model ID: PowerMac3,5
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 867 (Quicksilver) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 800 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) x2
Intro. Date: July 18, 2001 Disc. Date: January 28, 2002
Order No: M8361LL/A Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Subfamily: Quicksilver Model ID: PowerMac3,5
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 800 (QS 2002) 800 MHz PowerPC 7455* (G4)
Intro. Date: January 28, 2002 Disc. Date: August 13, 2002
Order No: M8705LL/A Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Subfamily: Quicksilver 2002 Model ID: PowerMac3,5
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 24X CD-RW
Complete Power Macintosh G4 800 (QS 2002) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 933 (QS 2002) 933 MHz PowerPC 7455* (G4)
Intro. Date: January 28, 2002 Disc. Date: August 13, 2002
Order No: M8666LL/A Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Subfamily: Quicksilver 2002 Model ID: PowerMac3,5
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 933 (QS 2002) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455* (G4) x2
Intro. Date: January 28, 2002 Disc. Date: August 13, 2002
Order No: M8667LL/A Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Subfamily: Quicksilver 2002 Model ID: PowerMac3,5
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 867 DP (MDD) 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) x2
Intro. Date: August 13, 2002 Disc. Date: January 28, 2003
Order No: M8787LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Subfamily: Mirrored Drive Doors Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 867 DP (MDD) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) x2
Intro. Date: August 13, 2002 Disc. Date: January 28, 2003
Order No: M8689LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Subfamily: Mirrored Drive Doors Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (MDD) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)x2
Intro. Date: August 13, 2002 Disc. Date: January 28, 2003
Order No: M8573LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Subfamily: Mirrored Drive Doors Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 120 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (MDD) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.0 (FW 800) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 28, 2003 Disc. Date: June 23, 2003
Order No: M8839LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Subfamily: Firewire 800 Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 12X "Combo Drive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.0 (FW 800) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (FW 800) 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)x2
Intro. Date: January 28, 2003 Disc. Date: June 23, 2003
Order No: M8840LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Subfamily: Firewire 800 Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 12X "Combo Drive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (FW 800) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.42 DP (FW 800) 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)x2
Intro. Date: January 28, 2003 Disc. Date: June 23, 2003
Order No: M8841LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Subfamily: Firewire 800 Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 120 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.42 DP (FW 800) Specs
Power Macintosh G4 1.25 (MDD 2003) 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. Date: June 23, 2003 Disc. Date: June 9, 2004
Order No: M9145LL/A Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914C)
Subfamily: Mirrored Drive Doors 2003 Model ID: PowerMac3,6
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (7200 RPM) Std. Optical: 12X "Combo Drive"
Complete Power Macintosh G4 1.25 (MDD 2003) Specs



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