Apple today unveiled a new
with an all-new, high-resolution display, faster G4 processors, integrated Digital Visual Interface (DVI) port and the industry’s only integrated Gigabit Ethernet in a notebook.
The new 15.2-inch display features an enhanced resolution of 1280 x 854 pixels, 23 percent more than previous models, according to Apple. The new PowerBook also comes with an 800MHz processor and 1MB of level 3 cache. In addition, the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) port for analog and digital video output enables a pure digital connection to Apple’s line of flat-panel displays and the new generation of DVI-equipped digital projectors.
“The industry’s best Pro notebook just got better,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new Titanium PowerBook G4’s new high-res display is the best ever offered in a notebook, its industry-first integrated DVI port enables a pure digital connection to Apple flat-panel displays and DVI-equipped digital projectors, and its industry-first integrated Gigabit Ethernet is up to 10 times faster than any other notebook.”
According to Apple, the 800MHz PowerBook outperforms a 1.7GHz Pentium 4-based notebook system on average by 33 percent.
The new PowerBook G4 line also includes the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 32MB of fast DDR video memory.
The Titanium also features built-in Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T) and a 56K modem. All PowerBook models have built-in antennas and an AirPort Card slot for 802.11-based AirPort wireless communications at up to 11 megabits per second; the 800 MHz model comes with an AirPort Card pre-installed.
Starting today from the
Apple Store, the company is offering the 667MHz PowerBook G4 for US$2,499, which includes 256MB SDRAM; 30GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive; and AirPort ready with integrated antennas and card slot.
Apple is also offering two versions of the 800 MHz PowerBook G4 starting at US$3,199, which includes 512MB SDRAM; 40GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive; and built-in AirPort Card with integrated antennas.
Additional build-to-order options for the new PowerBook G4 include a 60GB hard drive, up to 1GB of SDRAM, an AirPort Card and the AppleCare Protection Plan, pushing the price up to US$3,799.