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Apple iMac G5 - Early 2005
1.8GHz or 2.0GHz
Model ID: PowerMac8,2 View how to find model ID

Processor / Memory

17-inch iMac, 20-inch iMac
  • 1.8GHz or 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 processor with Velocity Engine
  • 512K on-chip level 2 cache at full processor speed
  • 600MHz or 667MHz frontside bus
  • 512MB of PC3200 (400MHz) DDR SDRAM expandable to 2GB; two memory slots
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 2GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 2GB of memory.

Internal Drives

20-inch model with 2.4GHz processor One of the following optical drives:
  • 160 or 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive
  • 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 8x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
  • 8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) installed; writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 8GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 8GB of memory.
Hard drive upgrade: Add up to 1.0TB of storage
 

Ports

  • Two FireWire 400 ports; 8 watts shared
  • Total of five USB ports: three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) on computer, two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard

Power

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 180W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
    (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 185° F
    (-40° to 85° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Network

  • Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card (802.11g standard; Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability)
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11 connector)

Sound

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Internal 12-watt digital amplifier
  • Headphone/optical digital audio output
  • Audio line input
  • Built-in microphone

Display / Monitor Capability

  • Built-in 17-inch (viewable) widescreen or 20-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display
  • Typical viewing angle:
    • 17-inch model: 120° horizontal & 90° vertical
    • 20-inch model: 170° horizontal & vertical
  • Millions of colors at all resolutions
  • Typical brightness: 200 cd/m (17-inch models); 230 cd/m (20-inch model)
  • Typical contrast ratio: 400:1


24-inch model 1920 by 1200 native resolutionglossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display
Millions of colors at all resolutions

Graphics / Video

  • ATI Radeon 9600 graphics processor with AGP 8X support
  • 128MB of dedicated Double Data Rate (DDR) video memory
  • 17-inch display resolutions:
    • 16:10 aspect ratio: 1440 x 900 pixels (native), 1152 x 720, 1024 x 640, 800 x 500
    • 4:3 aspect ratio: 1024 x 768 pixels, 800 x 600, 640 x 480
  • 20-inch display resolutions:
    • 16:10 aspect ratio: 1680 x 1050 pixels (native), 1344 x 840, 1280 x 800, 1024 x 640, 840 x 524, 800 x 500
    • 4:3 aspect ratio: 1024 x 768 pixels, 800 x 600, 640 x 480
  • Output resolutions: 640 x 480 pixels at 60Hz, 800 x 600 pixels at 75Hz, 1024 x 768 pixels at 75Hz
  • VGA output port for video mirroring on external display or projector
  • S-video and composite video output to connect directly to a TV or projector

Dimensions / Weight

17-inch models
Height: 16.9" (43.0cm)
Width: 16.8" (42.6cm)
Depth: 6.8" (17.3cm)
Weight: 18.5 lb (8.4kg)



20-inch models
Height: 18.6" (47.2cm)
Width: 19.4" (49.3cm)
Depth: 7.42" (18.9cm)
Weight: 25.2 lb (11.4kg)