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The Apple iMac G4 is an all-in-one computer that was released in 2002 and sold until it was discontinued in 2004. An all-in-one computer integrates the internal components, such as the processor, directly into the display. The G4 is the fourth generation of Apples all-in-one iMac series and a successor to the G3.

What is included with the iMac package?

The Apple iMac G4 consists of a dome and a monitor. The dome contains all the internal components plus a tray-loading CD/DVD optical SuperDrive. The dome is connected to the LCD display by an adjustable arm that can move at almost any angle for a better view of video content or the internet. The LCD flat panel display comes in three different sizes: 15 inches, 17 inches, and 20 inches. The 15-inch flat panel monitor is capable of a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. The 17-inch model achieves a resolution of 1440 by 900 pixels, and the 20-inch iMac is capable of 1680 by 1050 pixels. An Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse come standard with the iMac G4.

How many models of this iMac were made available?

Apple ended up making several major and minor revisions to the basic iMac design between 2002 and 2003. The first version of the iMac G4 was released on January 7th, 2002. It came with a 15-inch display. An upgraded 17-inch version of the iMac G4 was released on July 7th of the same year. Both versions are powered by a 32-bit single-core PowerPC G4 processor operating at a frequency of 700 MHz, plus either 128MB or 256MB of RAM. The 15-inch iMac model contains an NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card and the 17-inch model comes with an NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX graphics card. New models were released in 2003 with a slightly faster processor and a few additional features. The 20-inch iMac G4 was the last revision released on November 18th, 2003.

How much storage space is provided by the iMac?

The original version of the Apple came with three different hard drive options: 40GB, 60GB, or 80GB. The last version of the G4 came with an 80GB hard drive exclusively. The drive is expandable.

What kind of ports are offered by the iMac desktop?

The iMac G4 desktop was originally released with two FireWire 400 ports, an audio out, a built-in microphone, and a mini-jack port that was designed specifically to connect with the Apple Pro Speakers. It also came with three USB 1.1 ports, which were upgraded to three USB 2.0 ports in later revisions. The iMac can connect to the internet through Apple AirPort Wi-Fi, an Ethernet port, and a 56k modem port. Later models included an optional Bluetooth 1.1 connectivity.

What operating system does the iMac G4 run on?

The original iMac included either a Mac OS X 10.4.11 operating system or the Mac OS 9.2.2. Later models were released with the improved Mac OS X 10.5.8 operating system.

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