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Apple iMac G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1725 reviews of Apple iMac G3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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, whereas there are some mixed reviews about 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 13 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 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions, whereas many are critical about the reliability. Comments are divided on the price.

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


Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac G3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 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 Views about the size and design are generally positive. The price and reliability also get good comments.

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

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Mar, 2019

CNET Editors' Choice

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 : Daniel A. Begun (

Apple Mac Mini (1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)


Apple Mac Mini (1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)

Oct, 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 : James Hutchinson (

Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2009)


Apple's refreshed iMac desktop computer is cheaper but more powerful than its predecessor, and it features a more vibrant display. If you're still a Windows user or have an older Mac, the latest iMac is certainly tempting. However, we weren't impressed...

LED-backlit display, SD card slot, powerful, comparatively inexpensive ;

No Blu-ray drive, Magic Mouse is troublesome ;

As with all of its computers, Apple bundles Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. You also get a copy of iLife 09, which includes iMovie, Garage Band and iPhoto software. Apple's productivity suite, iWork 09, isn't included

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Apple iMac


Supersleek all-in-one system offers great image quality.

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 this month, I'd recommend holding off. If you do, you'll get the new OS preinstalled.

Dec, 2007

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.


Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

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


Certification:Energy Star / ENERGY STAR and TCO 95
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini Tower
Product color:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:15 / 17 / 20 / 21.5
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2304
Full HD:Y
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight:Y
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:47 - 63
AC adapter input voltage:90V to 264V AC
Power supply:230
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100-120V AC or 200V-240V AC

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9200 / AMD Radeon Pro 555 / AMD Radeon Pro 560 / AMD Rage 128 Ultra / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.032 / 0.064
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 6000 / Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 / Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


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


Internal memory:0.25 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1867 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


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


Built-in camera:Y


Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Modem Speed:56
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless option type:AirPort Extreme; Bluetooth
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

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:10 / 12
DVD write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:N

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

Other Features

CD read speed:24 / 32
CD rewrite speed:10 / 12 / 8
CD write speed:16 / 24 / 32
Compatible operating systems:Mac Operating System X English Edition / Mac OS X / Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS 9 / Mac OS X v10.2 Jaguar / Mac OS X v10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS 9 / Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther”
Diskette drive:N
Diskette drive memory:N
Display:Flat CRT / LCD TFT / N / Shadow Mask CRT / TFT
DVD read speed:8
DVD write speed:4
Hard disk controller:Ultra ATA/100
Interface:4 x USB 1.1 ports: two on computer (12 Mbps each), two on keyboard, 2 x 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports, 1x standard VGA output port (15-pin mini D-Sub connector), front-mounted dual mini headphone jacks (headphones not included), analog audio input and output minijacks; up to16-bit stereo and 44.1kHz sampling rate, 10/100Base-T Ethernet / One FireWire 800, Two FireWire 400, four USB (two on keyboard), front headphone mini jack and speaker, rear Apple speaker mini jack, audio line in, audio line out, ADC and DVI connectors / Two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports on computer, two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard, VGA output port, S-video and composite video output, headphone jack, Apple speaker minijack, audio line-in jack / Two FireWire 400, four USB ports (two on system, two on keyboard), front headphone minijack and speaker, rear Apple speaker minijack, analog audio line in and analog audio line out minijacks, ADC and DVI connectors for dual display support / USB, FireWare / USB, FireWare, RJ-45, RJ-11
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:16 / 32 / 64
Modem Speed:56
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b DSSS compliant. / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi/Bluetooth / Y
Power Management:Energy Star
Power Requirements:100-260V, 57-63Hz
Power supply:160 / 190
Speakers:Apple Pro Speakers (7 watts each)
Weight:21.4 / 22.9 / 34.8 / 40.1 / 42.1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iLife, including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD (requires SuperDrive (8)), QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, FAXstf, Art Directors Toolkit, Microsoft Office v.X Test Drive, FileMaker Pro Trial, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, GraphicConverter, QuickTime, iChat, iCal, iSync, DVD Player, Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, Acrobat Reader, Classic environment and Apple Developer Tools / Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, QuickTime, iChat, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, AOL, Quicken 2002 Deluxe, World Book Mac OS X Edition, Otto Matic, Mac OS X Chess, Deimos Rising, FAXstf, Acrobat Reader / Mail, iChat, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD), iSync, iCal, DVD Player, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Chess and Classic environment; Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink (includes 30 days of free service), Quicken 2003 Deluxe, World Book 2003 Edition, Microsoft Office v.X Test Drive, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Deimos Rising and Sound Studio; Apple Hardware Test / QuickTime, iChat, iMovie 2, iPhoto, iTunes 3, iDVD 2 (SuperDrive-equipped systems only), DVD Player, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Demon (includes 30 days of free service), Top Calculette, World Book Mac OS X Edition, Mac OS X Chess, Otto Matic, Deimos Rising, FaxSTF and Acrobat Reader
Display Diagonal:17
Display included: No
Display Resolution:1280 x 960
Keyboard language:Arabic,English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y


Pen included:N


Audio system:Apple Pro Speakers, Apple iPod / Build-in speaker, stereo / Integrated high-performance stereo audio system / Stereo
Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports (on computer), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard), mini-VGA output port, headphone jack, audio line in jack
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


AC adapter frequency:47 - 63 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 90V to 264V AC
Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:230
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100-120V AC or 200V-240V AC


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI3
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/1GHz/2.16GHz/2.66GHz/2.93GHz/233MHz/266MHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/333MHz/350MHz/400MHz/450MHz/500MHz/600MHz/700MHz
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4.2
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR338
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / PowerPC G4
Processor frequency:0.6 / 0.7 / 1.25 / 1.6 / 2.3 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:100 / 167
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/PowerPC 750 (G3)/PowerPC G3/PowerPC G4
Upgradability:Not upgradable/Upgradable

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:97128
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C


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


Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / macOS Sierra 10.12


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage media:Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 40 / 512 / 80

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 16.3 / 17 / 17.4 / 18.4 / 6.89
Height:13 / 13.9 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 17.7 / 20
Weight:12.5 / 21.4 / 22.9 / 34.8 / 40.1 / 42.1 / 50
Width:15 / 16 / 16.3 / 16.7 / 17.3 / 20.8 / 8.94