Pros

  • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth now standard
  • Large, wide screen
  • Advanced I/O options

Cons

  • Meager memory for the price
  • Big and a little heavy for travel

At A Glance

An incremental update to the 15-inch PowerBook G4 line, this model offers a faster processor, a new graphics chip, and faster DVD burning speeds.

Manufacturer’s Description

For the discerning user who places a premium on portability and performance, the 15-inch PowerBook G4-M9421LL/A is the ideal computer. Built for power, speed, and mobility, this PowerBook is one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch notebook on the market. Inside its sleek aluminum enclosure is more than enough horsepower to get the job done, whether you're editing video, creating presentations, or analyzing data.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number M9421LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
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
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 854
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon 9700
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 64 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 60 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 4200
Optical Drive Type Combo Drive
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number M9421LL/A
UPC Code 718908612095
Brand Name Apple
Product Name PowerBook G4 Notebook
Marketing Information

For the discerning user who places a premium on portability and performance, the 15-inch PowerBook G4-M9421LL/A is the ideal computer. Built for power, speed, and mobility, this PowerBook is one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch notebook on the market. Inside its sleek aluminum enclosure is more than enough horsepower to get the job done, whether you're editing video, creating presentations, or analyzing data.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line PowerBook
Product Series G4
Memory
Standard Memory 256 MB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR333/PC2700
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerBook G4 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • Modem cable
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • S-video to composite adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 1.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.1"
    Width 13.7"
    Depth 9.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 91.2 oz
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Type PowerPC G4
    Processor Speed 1.33 GHz
    Cache 512 KB
    Bus Speed 167 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type CardBus Type II

    Performance

    Macworld Labs
    Unreal Tournament 24.6fps
    iTunes 4.2 2:45
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.3.3 with 512MB of RAM.
    Photoshop 8.0 2:18
    Speedmark 3.3 Score 121
    iMovie 4.0 1:03
    Compressor 13:01
    Cinema 4D XL 8.5 5:08