Mac mini G4 (2005)


At A Glance

From Wikipedia: The Mac Mini was a small form factor computer that measured only 7.7 inches square, 1.4 inches tall and weighed 2.7 pounds. It shipped without a keyboard, mouse, or display. The primary intended market for the Mac Mini was users switching from a traditional Windows PC to a Mac who might already own a compatible display, keyboard and mouse. Read the original specifications of the Mac mini G4 at the Apple support site.

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Original Specifications


  • Processor and memory:
    • 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine
    • 512K on-chip level 2 cache at full processor speed
    • 167MHz system bus
    • 512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM, expandable to up to 1GB
  • Storage:
    • 40 or 80GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive
    • One of the following optical drives:
    • Slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW): reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    • Optional SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW): writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-RW discs at up to 2x speed, writes DVD+R discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD+RW discs at up to 2.4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
  • Audio:
    • Built-in speaker
    • Headphone/Audio Line-out jack
  • Graphics support:
    • ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor with AGP 4X support
    • 32MB of dedicated Double Data Rate (DDR) video memory
  • Video:
    • DVI video output for digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels; supports 20-inch Apple Cinema display and 23-inch Apple Cinema HD display; supports coherent digital displays up to 154MHz; supports non-coherent digital displays up to 135MHz
    • VGA video output (using included adapter) to support analog resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels
    • S-video and composite video output to connect directly to a TV or projector (requires Apple DVI to Video Adapter, sold separately)


  • Peripheral connections:
    • One FireWire 400 port; 8 watts
    • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) on computer
  • Communications:
    • 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11 connector) standard on some configurations, optional on others
    • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    • Internal 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card (based on IEEE 802.11g standard; Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability) standard on some configurations, optional on others
    • Internal Bluetooth standard on some configurations, optional on others
  • Electrical and environmental requirements:
    • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
    • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
    • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
    • Maximum continuous power: 85W
    • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    • Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Size and weight:
    • Height: 2 inches (5.08 cm)
    • Width: 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
    • Depth: 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
    • Weight: 2.9 pounds (1.32 kg)



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