by Shane Roberts
Arguably one of the most unique designs we’ve seen out of the iMac line. With the adjustable screen, and the circular base with all the ports and drives on the bottom, this computer is still a beauty.
The cool thing about this computer is that it can been recycled multiple times over. From a desk lamp to an iPad holder, this iMac can be recycled into so many things.
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Based around a 15-inch LCD screen, this iMac brought both the G4 processor and the CD-RW/DVD-R “Super Drive” to the consumer space for the first time. The iMac (Flat Panel) featured an entirely new case design, built around the idea of a screen that could rotate and change angles easily. The “desk lamp” design was mounted atop a semi-spherical base, 10.6 inches in diameter, which housed the rest of the computer. The machine had been developed over the course of two years, and was the culmination of Apple’s move away from CRT displays. Steve Jobs proudly announced, when this new iMac was released, that “The CRT is officially dead.” The iMac (Flat Panel) shipped in three configurations. The low-end model, with a 700 MHz G4 Processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB ATA-66 hard drive and a CD-RW drive, was $1299 U.S. Another 700 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM “Combo Drive,” was priced at $1499 U.S. Finally, the 800 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, and the CD-RW/DVD-R “SuperDrive,” was $1799 U.S. The middle and high-end model shipped with Apple Pro Speakers.
Here is the unveiling of the iMac by Steve Jobs – the quality isn’t the best but still cool.
And here’s a cool ad: