Pros

  • Classic design
  • Complete feature set
  • Huge screen, now with higher resolution
  • Huge hard drive

Cons

  • Higher resolution may make on-screen objects too small for some users
  • No increase in performance
  • Large size can be a problem in some situations

At A Glance

The 17-inch PowerBook adds a higher-resolution display and boasts longer battery life. Like its 15-inch counterpart, this PowerBook now ships with faster DDR2 RAM and a double-layer 8X SuperDrive.

Manufacturer’s Description

Crisp new displays that expand your view. Longer battery life to fuel your work (or play) as you fly cross-country. A DVD-burning SuperDrive on system. The PowerBook G4 packs loads of pro features in a slim enclosure with a slim new price.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number M9970LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
DVI Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WSXGA+
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon 9700
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 120 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 718908094082
Manufacturer Part Number M9970LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name PowerBook G4 Notebook
Marketing Information

Crisp new displays that expand your view. Longer battery life to fuel your work (or play) as you fly cross-country. A DVD-burning SuperDrive on system. The PowerBook G4 packs loads of pro features in a slim enclosure with a slim new price.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line PowerBook
Product Series G4
Memory
Standard Memory 512 MB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerBook G4 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • S-video to composite adaptor
  • DVI to VGA adaptor
  • Modem cable
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • Additional Information

    Built-in Device:

  • Microphone
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.0"
    Width 15.4"
    Depth 10.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 110.4 oz
    Warranty
    Additional Warranty Information

    90 days of telephone support.

    Built-in Devices
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Type PowerPC G4
    Processor Speed 1.67 GHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type PC Card Type II

    Performance

    Macworld Labs
    Cinema 4D XL 9.1 4:14
    Photoshop CS2 1:36
    Speedmark 4 Score 134
    iTunes 6.0.1 1:59
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.2, 512MB of RAM
    Unreal Tournament 2004 20.6fps
    Compressor 17:54
    iMovie HD 50.0   seconds