Pros

  • Classic design
  • Great balance of capability and mobility
  • Improved battery life
  • Inclusion of SuperDrive improves value
  • Higher resolution
  • Complete feature set

Cons

  • Still a little pricey compared with Windows alternatives
  • Higher resolution may make on-screen objects too small for some users
  • No increase in performance

At A Glance

Apple consolidates its 15-inch PowerBook offerings into a single 1.67GHz machine with a SuperDrive. The new model features a higher-resolution display than the previous 15-inch configuration; battery life has also been improved by an hour. Like the 17-inch PowerBook, the 15-inch model ships with DDR2 RAM.

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 M9969LL/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 15.20 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Screen Mode WXGA+
Screen Resolution 1440 x 960
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 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number M9969LL/A
UPC Code 718908094075
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 1.1"
    Width 13.7"
    Depth 9.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 89.6 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
    iMovie HD 52.0   seconds
    iTunes 6.0.1 1:59
    Cinema 4D XL 9.1 4:19
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.2, 512MB of RAM
    Photoshop CS2 1:36
    Compressor 17:55
    Speedmark 4 Score 135
    Unreal Tournament 2004 22.1fps