Apple PowerBook G4 Notebook

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Apple PowerBook G4 Notebook

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Apple PowerBook G4 Notebook

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Apple PowerBook G4 Notebook

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Pros
  • Classic design
  • Complete feature set
  • Huge screen, now with higher resolution
  • Huge hard drive
  • Advanced port options
  • Roomy hard drive
  • Enormous screen
  • Reduced price
  • Improved SuperDrive, trackpad, backlighting, and Bluetooth
  • Advanced I/O options
  • Enormous screen
  • Reduced price
  • Ample memory and hard-drive capacity
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Classic design
  • Great balance of capability and mobility
  • Improved battery life
  • Inclusion of SuperDrive improves value
  • Higher resolution
  • Complete feature set
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
  • Too big and heavy for comfortable travel
  • Too big and heavy for comfortable travel
  • 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

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.

The top-of-the-line PowerBook sees its processor speed bumped to 1.67GHz and its optical drive upgraded to an 8X SuperDrive. Like other PowerBooks, this model adds scrolling Trackpad and Sudden Motion Sensor technology. Its installed RAM occupies a single SO-DIMM slot, making it easier to upgraded memory.The 17-inch model also features Dual Link support through its DVI monitor connector to support the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.

An incremental update to the 17-inch PowerBook G4 line, this model offers a faster processor, a new graphics chip, and faster DVD burning speeds.

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.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number M9970LL/A M9689LL/A M9462LL/A M9969LL/A

Battery Information

Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time     4.50 Hour  

Interfaces/Ports

FireWire/i.LINK Yes Yes Yes Yes
DVI Yes Yes Yes Yes
S-Video Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2 2 2 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2 2 2 2

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 17.00  " 17.00  " 17.00  " 15.20  "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10 16:10 16:10 3:2
Screen Mode WSXGA+ WXGA+ WXGA+ WXGA+
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050 1440 x 900 1440 x 900 1440 x 960
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI ATI ATI ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon 9700 Mobility Radeon 9700 Mobility Radeon 9700 Mobility Radeon 9700
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB Up to 128 MB Up to 64 MB Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Color Supported   16.7 Million Colors    

Storage

Storage Size 120 GB 100 GB 80 GB 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 5400 5400 4200 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer DVD-Writer DVD-Writer DVD-Writer

General Information

Manufacturer Apple, Inc Apple, Inc Apple, Inc Apple, Inc
UPC Code 718908094082 718908926352 718908637586 718908094075
Manufacturer Part Number M9970LL/A M9689LL/A M9462LL/A M9969LL/A
Brand Name Apple Apple Apple Apple
Product Name PowerBook G4 Notebook PowerBook G4 Notebook PowerBook G4 Notebook 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.

The PowerBook G4 boasts high-performance PowerPC G4 processor 1.67GHz, 512MB of DDR SDRAM and 5400-rpm hard drive 100GB. With the phenomenal 8x SuperDrive (DVD�RW/CD-RW) that lets you listen to CDs, watch DVDs, or burn CDs and DVDs of your own. Apple engineers put this power at your fingertips, all the while maintaining a light, thin, durable notebook design complete with Sudden Motion Sensor technology that helps protect your data in the event of a drop or fall.

With the largest display ever to grace a portable computer, the 17-inch PowerBook G4-M9462LL/A is a feat of engineering. No other notebook feels as spacious and as portable at the same time. Built to be a true desktop replacement, this PowerBook features amazing performance, a faster processor, all-new graphics, and a faster-burning SuperDrive. For even the most demanding professionals, the 17-inch PowerBook G4-M9462LL/A is ready for anything and everything.

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 Notebook Notebook Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com http://www.apple.com
Product Line PowerBook PowerBook PowerBook PowerBook
Product Series G4 G4 G4 G4

Memory

Standard Memory 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200 DDR333/PC2700 DDR333/PC2700 DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Maximum Memory   2 GB 2 GB  
Number of Total Memory Slots   2 2  

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
  • PowerBook G4 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • S-video to composite adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • Modem cable
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • PowerBook G4 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • S-video to composite adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • Modem cable
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • 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
  • DVD Super-Multi Drive Read speeds:

  • DVD+R: 16X
  • DVD-R: 16X
  • DVD+RW: 16X
  • DVD-RW: 16X
  • Display and Graphics Feature:

  • Simultaneously supports up to 1440 x 900 pixels on the built-in display and up to 2560 x 1600 pixels on an external display
  •  

    Built-in Device:

  • Microphone
  • Network & Communication

    Wireless LAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple Apple Apple Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme AirPort Extreme AirPort Extreme AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0 Bluetooth 2.0 Bluetooth 1.1 Bluetooth 2.0

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 1.0" 1.0" 1.0" 1.1"
    Width 15.4" 15.4" 15.4" 13.7"
    Depth 10.2" 10.2" 10.2" 9.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 110.4  oz 110.4  oz 110.4  oz 89.6  oz

    Warranty

    Additional Warranty Information

    90 days of telephone support.

  • 90 days of telephone support
  • 90 days of telephone support
  • 90 days of telephone support.

    Built-in Devices

    Microphone Yes     Yes

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Type PowerPC G4 PowerPC G4 PowerPC G4 PowerPC G4
    Processor Speed 1.67 GHz 1.67 GHz 1.50 GHz 1.67 GHz
    Cache   512 KB 512 KB  
    Bus Speed   167 MHz 167 MHz  

    Software

    Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

    I/O Expansions

    Expansion Slot Type PC Card Type II CardBus Type II CardBus Type II PC Card Type II

    Input Devices

    Pointing Device Type   Track Pad Track Pad  

    Performance

    Macworld Labs

    Cinema 4D XL 9.1

    4:14 4:27   4:19
    Photoshop CS2

    1:36 1:35   1:36
    Speedmark 4 Score

    134     135
    iTunes 6.0.1

    1:59     1:59
    Tested Configuration

    Mac OS X 10.4.2, 512MB of RAM Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM SuperDrive model. Mac OS X 10.3.7 with 512MB RAM, with Processor Performance set to Highest. Mac OS X 10.4.2, 512MB of RAM
    Unreal Tournament 2004

    20.6fps 20fps   22.1fps
    Compressor

    17:54 12:46 12:24 17:55
    iMovie HD

    seconds

    50.0 52.0 58.0 52.0
    Speedmark 4.0 Score

      135    
    iTunes 4.7

      2:20 2:26  
    Cinema 4D XL 8.5

        0:58  
    Speedmark 3.3 Score

        134  
    Photoshop CS

        2:05  
    Unreal Tournament

        26.5fps