eMac (ATI Graphics)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.2.2

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: May 2003

Terminated: April 2004


CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 800 MHz/1.0 GHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM


Minimum RAM Speed: 133 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 1 GB


Screen: 17" Flat CRT

GPU: ATI Radeon 7500 4X AGP


Max Resolution: 1280x960

Video Out: mini VGA, mirror only


Hard Drive: 40/60/80 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: CD-ROM/Combo/SuperDrive (see notes)


USB: 3

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b/g card


Power: 170 Watts

Dimensions: 15.8" H x 15.8" W x 17.1" D

Weight: 50 lbs.


The base configuration had an 800 MHz processor, a 40 GB hard drive, 128 MB of RAM, a 32x CD-ROM drive, and a Maximum OS of 10.4.11. The mid-level configuration had a 1.0 GHz processor, a 60 GB hard drive, 128 MB of RAM, and a 32x/32x/10x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. The high-end configuration had a 1.0 GHz processor, an 80 GB hard drive, 256 MB of RAM, and a 32x/16x/8x/8x/4x/2x CD-RW/DVD-RW drive.

Essentially a speed-bump of the existing eMac line, the eMac was announced in May 2003, and included a faster ATI Radeon 7500 Graphics processor and AirPort Extreme support. There were three configurations (listed above) which sold for $799, $999 and $1299, respectively. All models were discontinued in April 2004, with the the released of the eMac (USB 2.0)

In October 2003, the middle-end configuration was discontinued, and the price of the high-end configuration was reduced to $1,099.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.