iMac SE “Summer 2001” (Graphite)


Summer 2001 saw the end of the line for the groundbreaking iMac. Housed in the “Kihei” convection-cooled case that debuted with the iMacSlot Load”, the SE came in a choice of “Graphite” or “Snow” colors. It was powered by a 700 MHz IBM G3 processor, 256 MB PC100 RAM, 16 MB Rage 128 Ultra AGP video card, 4x CD-RW optical drive and a 60 GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive. The SE also shipped with the Apple Pro Keyboard and Mouse. It retailed for $1499. You could say the last went out with a blast before being replaced by the LCD-faced iMac G4 in 2002.

This “Graphite” machine was a gift from generous Corvallis Mac User Group member. It features a 700 MHz G3 processor, 768 MB RAM, 60 GB hard disk drive and an Airport 802.11b wireless adapter. It dual-boots into Mac OS 9.2.1 and Mac OS X 10.1 “Puma”.