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

Apple, Inc M9676C/A
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Pros
  • Classic design
  • Great balance of capability and mobility
  • Improved battery life
  • Inclusion of SuperDrive improves value
  • Higher resolution
  • Complete feature set
  • Advanced port options
  • Plenty of power
  • Backlit keyboard now standard
  • Improved trackpad and Bluetooth
  • Wide screen
  • Classic design
  • Complete feature set
  • Huge screen, now with higher resolution
  • Huge hard drive
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
  • Somewhat expensive, given features
  • 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

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.

The updated 15-inch PowerBook sports a faster processor (with speeds of either 1.5GHz or 1.67GHz depending on configuration) and Bluetooth 2.0 support. The installed 512MB of RAM now occupies a single slot, simplifying memory upgrades. All 15-inch models also feature backlit keyboards.

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.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number M9969LL/A M9676LL/A M9970LL/A M9676C/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   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 15.20  " 15.20  " 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 3:2   16:10  
Screen Mode WXGA+ WXGA WSXGA+ WXGA
Screen Resolution 1440 x 960 1280 x 854 1680 x 1050 1280 x 854
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 64 MB Up to 128 MB Up to 64 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Color Supported   16.7 Million Colors   16.7 Million Colors

Storage

Storage Size 80 GB 80 GB 120 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 5400 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer Combo Drive DVD-Writer Combo Drive

General Information

Manufacturer Apple, Inc Apple, Inc Apple, Inc Apple, Inc
UPC Code 718908094075 718908816691 718908094082 718908926383
Manufacturer Part Number M9969LL/A M9676LL/A M9970LL/A M9676C/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 1.5GHz, 512MB of DDR SDRAM and 5400-rpm hard drive 80GB. With the phenomenal Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) that lets you listen to CDs, watch DVDs, or burn CDs 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.

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 1.5GHz, 512MB of DDR SDRAM and 5400-rpm hard drive 80GB. With the phenomenal Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) that lets you listen to CDs, watch DVDs, or burn CDs 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.

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 DDR2 SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200 DDR333/PC2700 DDR2-533/PC2-4200 DDR333/PC2700
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 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
  • Additional Information

    Built-in Device:

  • Microphone
  • Display and Graphics Feature:

  • Simultaneously supports up to 1280 x 854 pixels on the built-in display and up to 2048 x 1536 pixels on an external display
  • Built-in Device:

  • Microphone
  • Display and Graphics Feature:

  • Simultaneously supports up to 1280 x 854 pixels on the built-in display and up to 2048 x 1536 pixels on an external display

    Built-in Devices:

  • Omnidirectional 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 2.0 Bluetooth 2.0

    Physical Characteristics

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

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Type PowerPC G4 PowerPC G4 PowerPC G4 PowerPC G4
    Processor Speed 1.67 GHz 1.50 GHz 1.67 GHz 1.50 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 10.4 Tiger Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

    I/O Expansions

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

    Input Devices

    Pointing Device Type   Track Pad   Track Pad

    Performance

    Macworld Labs

    Cinema 4D XL 9.1

    4:19 5:00 4:14  
    Photoshop CS2

    1:36 1:50 1:36  
    Speedmark 4 Score

    135   134  
    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 Mac OS X 10.4.2, 512MB of RAM  
    Unreal Tournament 2004

    22.1fps 19fps 20.6fps  
    Compressor

    17:55 14:05 17:54  
    iMovie HD

    seconds

    52.0 55.0 50.0  
    Speedmark 4.0 Score

      123    
    iTunes 4.7

      2:34