|Quick Facts||17-inch iMac G4 USB 2.0|
|Introduced||September 8, 2003|
|Discontinued||July 1, 2004|
|Processor||1.25GHz PowerPC G4|
|L2 Cache||256 KB|
|Memory||256MB 333MHz DDR|
|Hard drive||80GB Ultra ATA/100, 7200 rpm|
|Optical drive||4X SuperDrive|
|Original Price||$1,799 USD|
USB 2.0 | 17-inch Flat Panel | 1.25GHz
Seven months had passed since the iMac product line was last refreshed. This series was the first to include USB 2.0 support.
This model is powered by the G4 1.25GHz processor with AltiVec “Velocity Engine” and offered a number of improvements over the second generation 17-inch 1GHz iMac it replaced. The price remained the same as the previous model.
The main differentiator in this series was processor speed and screen size, as all three models shared most components, with the exception of the 800MHz iMac base model, which had a Combo drive and less capable graphics support.
Memory was somewhat improved using 256MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM instead of 256MB 266MHz DDR and the frontside bus rose from 100MHz to 133MHz.
This model came with the SuperDrive and was Airport Extreme ready with a build-to-order option for an internal Bluetooth module. There were two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports (two more USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard), a VGA output port, built-in modem and Ethernet, S-video and composite video output, headphone jack, Apple speaker minijack and audio line-in jack.
This series shares the rear port rearrangement of the previous 17-inch 1GHz model, except with USB 2.0 ports rather than 1.1.
All models in this series came with the Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse and Apple Pro Speakers.
This was a long-lived series and deservedly so. Almost a full year would go by before these beautiful floating display models would be superseded by the G5 iMacs introduced on August 31, 2004.
Installed OS: Mac OS X v10.2.7 “Jaguar” and Classic Mode
 iMac: From Internet + Mac
 The “i” in iMac originally stood for Internet but eventually developed into a marketing symbol for a wide range of Apple products.
 The USB 2.0 designation is derived from this being the first iMacs to support USB v2.0. Previous models were USB 1.1 ports
Photo credit: Apple