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Apple iMac G3

Apple iMac G3
alaScore 85

1700 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1700 reviews of Apple iMac G3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Apple iMac G3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Desktops on People really like the price. The design also gets good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Apple iMac G3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2014) review: A price cut for the 21-inch iMac makes it a mainstream machine


Few desktop PCs cause much excitement anymore, outside of a handful of bulky systems for gaming enthusiasts or small home theater set-top boxes. Beyond that, we mostly see all-in-one desktops with PC components packed behind a large screen. Apple's...

The new entry level 21.5-inch Apple iMac is now only $100 more than the (already discounted) 13-inch Macbook Air. The display, design, and build quality remain top-notch, and it includes high-end features such as Thunderbolt, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and...

This lower-cost model has a small hard drive and laptop-like CPU and graphics performance compared to the more-expensive iMac configurations. It lacks even basic user upgradability.

While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.

Jun, 2014

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Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (27-inch review: Apple iMac (27-inch


If we could, we'd take points away from this iMac simply because by giving it a 27-inch display Apple threatens our livelihood. You don't need our input to simply walk past the 27-inch iMac on a store shelf and recognize that it's the largest...

Largest display among all-in-ones; fast dual-core CPU makes up for lack of quad-core (mostly); finally has an SD card slot; wireless mouse and keyboard; Mini DisplayPort input ripe with possibility.

Most Windows all-in-ones in the price range have Blu-ray; touch-sensitive mouse gestures not as responsive as we'd like; Apple's nickel-and-dime customer service policy.

Apple's new 27-inch iMac will charm plenty of you with its screen size alone. Fortunately, that won't lead you astray. Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (



The 24-inch iMac is the big boy of Apple's all-in-one desktop line. Despite a new design and upgraded specs, it constitutes a modest update. But this striking system will surely make you look twice.

Sleek, all-in-one design Improved screen quality

All-in-one design limits expansion

As appealing as the new iMac is, with the Leopard operating system coming soon (at around the time you read this), I'd recommend holding off. If you do, you'll get the new OS preinstalled

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Apple IMac


Apple's pint-size all-in-one obliterates the distinction between work and play.

Apple's pint-size all-in-one obliterates the distinction between work and play.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (

Apple iMac 700 Special Edition


High-capacity hard drive ; Solid performance in OS 9 and OS X 10.1

Inflexible Software Restore CD ; Not terribly "special" for its price

Dec, 2001

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

Apple iMac 600 Special Edition


Includes CD-RW drive ; Good mix of software ; Large hard drive ; Great audio features ; Faster processor

Only 128MB of RAM

Jun, 2001

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (

iMac and iMac DV


Good performance ; attractive price ; worthy keyboard and mouse

Skimpy software bundle

Latest Models Offer Good Performance, Tempting Prices

Dec, 2000

Expert review by: Allyson Bates (

iMac 333MHz

Jul, 1999

Expert review by: Stephen Beale (

iMac 266MHz

May, 1999


Expert review by: (

Apple iMac


Apple has loaded the iMac with some impressive power features. The iMac, when deployed in a thoughtful manner, could be the perfect machine for the average business user. New Mac users may experience a short learning curve when migrating from a PC....

Display is ideal for viewing HD Content. Colors are vibrant and displayed accurately

Display screen lacks an anti-reflective coating. In some reported instances, especially under fluorescent lights, the screen acts as a mirror and reflects its surroundings, making the completion of tasks difficult at best

The iMac, when deployed in a thoughtful manner, could be the perfect machine for the average business user.

Product Specifications

Whether you're an aspiring music producer, movie director, web designer, or flat-out speed demon, you'll find inspiration in the most entertaining and versatile iMac ever. It's the shortest route to the Internet, the best way to make desktop movies, and now, with Apple's new iTunes software, it's music to your ears. So strap on those dancing shoes - the newest iMac is ready to become the center of your digital entertainment world. iMac is still the simplest and best computer for the Internet. It's so easy, in fact, that you can be surfing the web in less than 10 minutes. Ready for a new spin on music? With iTunes software, managing your music collection has never been easier. Import songs from your CDs to your computer, and turn your iMac into a jukebox by creating personal playlists of your favorite MP3 music files. You can experience the pure digital playback of your CDs, MP3s, and Internet radio via the rich, driving stereo sound of the built-in Harman Kardon Odyssey audio system. Want to take it with you? Download music directly to your compatible MP3 player or, with the built-in CD-RW drive, create your own customized CDs to enjoy anywhere. iMac sparks even more creativity with iMovie, Apple's easy-to-use digital video editing software. Simply shoot your own footage with a FireWire-equipped digital camcorder and download it to your iMac. Then use iMovie to add titles, transitions, music, and special effects, and voila! You've directed a masterpiece to play full screen on your iMac, copy to videotape through your camcorder, or share on the web using Homepage, a feature of iTools. iMac Special Edition includes all the features of iMac, along with fastest, most powerful ever PowerPC G3 processor, a big hard drive and a lot of preinstalled RAM.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB/2MB/4MB/512KB/6MB
Max Supported Size:256KB/512KB
Per Processor Size:256KB/2MB/4MB/512KB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in/17in/20in/24in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm/43.2cm/50.8cm/61cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1440 x 900/1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Type:Display/LCD display
Widescreen Display:No/Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Brazil/Canada/France/Germany/Italy/Latin America / Spain/Spain/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Brazilian Portuguese/English/French/German/Italian/Spanish
Model:Blue Dalmatian/Blueberry/DV/DV Indigo/DV Plus Indigo/DV Plus Ruby/DV Special Edition/DV Special Edition Graphite/DV Special Edition Snow/DV+/G3/Grape/Graphite/Indigo/Lime/Snow/Special Edition Graphite/Special Edition Snow/Strawberry/Tangerine
Packaged Quantity:1/5
Product Line:Apple iMac


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/1066MHz/167MHz/667MHz/66MHz


Color:Blue dalmatian/Blueberry/Bondieblue/Grape/Graphite/Indigo/Lime/Ruby/Snow/Strawberry/Tangerine


Max Transfer Rate:56.6Kbps/56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/Modem (analog)/None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/32x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/4x
Rewrite Speed:10x/16x (CD)/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)/4x/8x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/32x/8x

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS/Apple MacOS 8.1/Apple MacOS 8.5/Apple MacOS 8.5.1/Apple MacOS 8.6/Apple MacOS 9/Apple MacOS 9.1/Apple MacOS X / MacOS 9/Apple MacOS X / MacOS 9.1/Apple MacOS X 10.3/Apple MacOS X 10.4/Apple MacOS X 10.5


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/1GHz/2.16GHz/2.66GHz/2.93GHz/233MHz/266MHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/333MHz/350MHz/400MHz/450MHz/500MHz/600MHz/700MHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/PowerPC 750 (G3)/PowerPC G3/PowerPC G4
Upgradability:Not upgradable/Upgradable


Installed Size:128MB/1GB/256MB/2GB/32MB/4GB/512MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:128MB/192MB/1GB/256MB/2GB/3GB/512MB/8GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level: None
Type:IEEE 1394 (FireWire)/None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100/ATA-33/ATA-66/EIDE/EIDE/ATAPI/IDE/Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10GB/13GB/160GB/1TB/20GB/250GB/30GB/320GB/40GB/4GB/60GB/640GB/6GB/7GB/80GB
OS Certified:Apple MacOS/Apple MacOS 8.6/Apple MacOS 9/Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X/Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Apple MacOS X/Apple MacOS 9.1/Apple MacOS 9.x
Recommended Use:Education/Education / Home use/Home use/Home use / Education/Home use / Small business/Small business / Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/16MB/256MB/2MB/32MB/512MB/6MB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI 3D RAGE PRO/ATI Radeon X1600/ATI RAGE 128/ATI RAGE 128 PRO/ATI RAGE 128 ULTRA/ATI RAGE 128VR/ATI RAGE IIC/ATI RAGE PRO/ATI RAGE PRO TURBO/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT/NVIDIA GeForce 9400M/NVIDIA GeForce GT 120/NVIDIA GeForce GT 130/NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
Interface Type:AGP 2x/AGP 4x/PCI Express x16