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Oldmacs
15th July 2012, 08:28 PM
Hi All :)
Here is this Weeks Vintage Macintosh- The Macintosh G3 All in One
This Model was the first All in one G3- It shared its components with the Power Macintosh G3 Mini Tower and Desktop. However this model was built for the educational market. This Macintosh was an Ugly version of the iMac in essence, an ugly version that had all the legacy ports and interestingly a floppy drive and Zip Drive, but none the less it still has the general idea of an iMac. The All in One design of this Mac, combined with the less cables aspect and the heavy unit meant it was perfect for schools and as a simple Mac. The AIO G3 was introduced in April of 1998 and discontinued in January of 1999 in favour of the iMac.


http://lowendmac.com/ppc/art/g3-aio-256.jpg


Full Specs:
amily: PowerMac G3/G4/G5
Codename: Artemis
Gestalt ID: 510
Minimum OS: 8.0
Maximum OS: 10.2.8
Introduced: March 1998
Terminated: September 1998

Processor
CPU: PowerPC 750 "G3"
CPU Speed: 233/266 MHz
FPU: integrated
Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Register Width: 32-bit
Data Bus Width: 64-bit
Address Bus Width: 32-bit
ROM: 4 MB
RAM Type: PC66 DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed: 66 MHz
Onboard RAM: 0 MB
RAM slots: 3
Maximum RAM: 768 MB
Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction
Level 2 Cache: 1 MB backside, 1:2
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI, 1 personality (filled)

Video
Monitor: 15"
VRAM: 2 - 6 MB (2 MB onboard, one socket)
Max Resolution: 16 bit 1024x768

Storage
Hard Drive: 4 GB
ATA Bus: EIDE
Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
Zip Drive: optional
Optical Drive: 24x CD-ROM

Input/Output
ADB: 1
Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8
SCSI: DB-25
Audio Out: 2 stereo 16 bit mini
Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini
Speaker: stereo, SRS

Networking
Ethernet: 10Base-T

Miscellaneous
Power: 300 Watts
Dimensions: 19.92" H x 16.08" W x 18" D
Weight: 59.5 lbs.

If anyone had this model, please post your memories and if anyone would like to correct my information, please again do so.

LCGuy
16th July 2012, 10:32 AM
Don't think we'll find many people commenting about their memories with this model - it was never available in Australia. (in fact I don't think it was even sold outside of US/Canada) And probably a good thing - I always thought it was the ugliest Mac ever.

Oldmacs
16th July 2012, 03:40 PM
I didn't think it was sold outside of education or in Australia anyway, but I thought I would do it anyway :)

LCGuy
16th July 2012, 04:04 PM
I just remember being in disbelief that Apple could come up with something so ugly back then. And I still think its ugly now. :P Shame, because they were otherwise a very good machine (they used the same logic board and other bits as the Beige G3)

Orestes
16th July 2012, 04:11 PM
They were much more than an "ugly iMac" among many of the bonuses of the G3 All In One was that it had 3 PCI slots instead of one (hidden) PCI slot on the iMac (revision a). I've been a fan of the All In One Macs since the release of the 5500/250 Directors edition.

Oldmacs
16th July 2012, 04:18 PM
Thinking about it, this machine has more in common with the eMac then with the iMac!