iMac SE (early 2001)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.1

Maximum OS: 10.4.11

Introduced: February 2001

Terminated: July 2001


CPU: PowerPC 750CX "G3"

CPU Speed: 600 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 100 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

RAM Type: PC100

Minimum RAM Speed: 100 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 1 GB


Monitor: 15"

GPU: ATI RAGE 128 Ultra


Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: VGA (mirror only)


Hard Drive: 40 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x/8x/4x CD-RW


USB: 2

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: Harman Kardon Odissey

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 150 Watts

Dimensions: 15" H x 15" W x 17.1" D

Weight: 40 lbs.

Announced in February 2001, the iMac SE brought a number of small improvements over the previous high-end iMac, in addition to a dramatic change in the iMac "colors". Apple chose to get rid of Sage and Ruby in favor of "Blue Dalmatian" and "Flower Power", two new patterns that were molded into the case using a technique which took Apple 18 months to perfect.

The iMac SE featured a CD-RW drive, a new and improved PPC 750cx processor, which had an on-chip 1:1 L2 Cache, and a speedy new graphics chip. It featured a 600 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive and a 56 kbps modem, was available in Graphite, Blue Dalmatian or Flower Power, and was priced at $1499.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.