Apple PowerBook G4

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The PowerBook G4 was the name of a series of Mac OS X-based notebook computers manufactured, marketed, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. (called Apple, Inc. today) between 2001 and 2006 as part of its PowerBook high-powered "professional (pro)" line of notebooks. As the name suggests, these PowerBooks ran on the RISC-based PowerPC G4 processor, designed by the AIM (Apple Inc./IBM/Motorola) development alliance and initially produced by Motorola. It was built later by Freescale, after Motorola spun off its semiconductor business under that name in 2004. The PowerBook G4 had two different designs: one enclosed in a titanium body with a translucent black keyboard and a 15-inch screen; and another in an aluminum body with an aluminum-colored keyboard, in 12-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch sizes. When Apple switched to Intel x86 processors in 2006 the PowerBook G4's form and aluminium chassis were ported to the new Intel-based MacBook Pro, albeit with several minor alterations (such as a different port layout, the addition of a built-in iSight camera, and the elimination of the 12" model).

Between 2001 and 2003, Apple produced the titanium PowerBook G4; between 2003 and 2006, the aluminum models were produced. Both models were hailed for their modern design, long battery life, and processing power. When the aluminum PowerBook G4s were first released in January 2003, however, only 12-inch and 17-inch models were available. The 15-inch retained the titanium body until September 2003, when a new aluminum 15-inch PowerBook was released. In addition to the change from titanium to aluminum, the new 15-inch model featured a FireWire 800 port, which had been included with the 17-inch model since its debut nine months earlier.

The PowerBook G4 line was the last generation of the PowerBook series, and was succeeded by the Intel-powered MacBook Pro line in the first half of 2006. The latest version of OS X any PowerBook G4 can run is Mac OS X Leopard, released in 2007.

Source: Wikipedia

Apple PowerBook G4 (Early 2001)

PowerBook G4/400 (Original - Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/400 (Original - Ti)
The PowerBook G4/400 (Titanium) features a 400 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB backside level 2 cache, 128 MB of PC100 SDRAM, a 10 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading 6X DVD-ROM drive, and ATI Rage Mobility 128 (2X AGP) graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1152x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available. It also is worth noting that the PowerBook G4/400 (Titanium) is much thinner than the PowerBook G3/400 (Firewire) that it replaced, but lacks swappable drive bays.

Also see: What are the differences between the original PowerBook G4 (400/500) models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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PowerBook G4/500 (Original - Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/500 (Original - Ti)
The PowerBook G4/500 (Titanium) features a 500 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB backside level 2 cache, 256 MB of PC100 SDRAM, a 20 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading 6X DVD-ROM drive, and ATI Rage Mobility 128 (2X AGP) graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1152x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available. It also is worth noting that the PowerBook G4/500 (Titanium) is much thinner than the PowerBook G3/400 (Firewire) that it replaced, but lacks swappable drive bays.

Also see: What are the differences between the original PowerBook G4 (400/500) models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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Introduction Date: January 9, 2001
Discontinued Date: October 16, 2001
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2001.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 400:272
500:325
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook3,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 400:400 MHz
500:500 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7410 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 400:200 MHz (2:1)
500:250 MHz (2:1)
  • 400:200 MHz dedicated 64-bit backside bus.
  • 500:250 MHz dedicated 64-bit backside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 1 MB (backside)
  • 400:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 200 MHz backside bus.
  • 500:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 250 MHz backside bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 8 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 400:128 MB
500:256 MB
Maximum RAM: 1 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Rage Mobility 128
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • ATI Rage Mobility 128 with 8 MB SDRAM (2X AGP).

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 8 MB
Maximum VRAM: 8 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 15.2" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1152x768
  • 15.2" color widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1152 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "896 by 600, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio".
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1280x960
  • The maximum resolution supported on an external VGA display is 1280x960 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 400:10 GB
500:20 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/66
  • This model supports a single Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 6X DVD-ROM
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the 6X slot-loading DVD-ROM drive also is capable of reading "DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, and CD-ROM discs".

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • Internal AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order option.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400)
  • Two USB 1.1 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
Expansion Slots: Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook G4
Apple Order No: 400:M7952LL/A
500:M7710LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook G4
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M5884 (EMC 1854)
Model ID: PowerBook3,2
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5884 Model Number, the 1854 EMC Number, and the PowerBook3,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 50 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5 Hours
  • 5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.1
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • Some also shipped with MacOS X 10.0.3 pre-installed.

    This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.0 x 13.4 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 34.1 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): 400:US$2599
500:US$3499
Est. Current Retail: US$75-US$150
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Late 2001)

PowerBook G4/550 (Gigabit - Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/550 (Gigabit - Ti)
The PowerBook G4/550 (Gigabit) features a 550 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 256k on chip level 2 cache, 128 MB or 256 MB of PC133 SDRAM (256 MB standard starting December 17, 2001 - M8622LL/A), a 20 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading 6X DVD-ROM drive (DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive starting December 17, 2001 - M8622LL/A), and ATI Mobility Radeon (4X AGP) graphics with 16 MB of DDR SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1152x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/400 (Titanium) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/550 (Gigabit) has a faster processor, an on chip level 2 cache, improved graphics, and a new lightweight power adapter.

Also see: What are the differences between the "Gigabit" PowerBook G4 (550/667) models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/667 (Gigabit - Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/667 (Gigabit - Ti)
The PowerBook G4/667 (Gigabit) features a 667 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 256k on chip level 2 cache, 256 MB or 512 MB of PC133 SDRAM (512 MB standard starting December 17, 2001 - M8623LL/A), a 30 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading 6X DVD-ROM drive (DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive starting December 17, 2001 - M8623LL/A), and ATI Mobility Radeon (4X AGP) graphics with 16 MB of DDR SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1152x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/500 (Titanium) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/667 (Gigabit) has a faster processor, faster system bus, an on chip level 2 cache, improved graphics, and a new lightweight power adapter.

Also see: What are the differences between the "Gigabit" PowerBook G4 (550/667) models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: October 16, 2001
Discontinued Date: April 29, 2002
  • 550:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    On December 17, 2001, this system was upgraded with 256 MB of RAM standard and a DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive (M8622LL/A).

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2001.
  • 667:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    On December 17, 2001, this system was upgraded with 512 MB of RAM standard and a DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive (M8623LL/A).

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2001.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 550:280
667:357
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook3,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 550:550 MHz
667:667 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7440 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 550:100 MHz
667:133 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 550:550 MHz (Built-in)
667:667 MHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 256k (on chip)
  • Includes a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC133 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 8 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC133 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 550:128 MB, 256 MB
667:256 MB, 512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Mobility Radeon
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • ATI Mobility Radeon with 16 MB DDR SDRAM (4X AGP).

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 16 MB
Maximum VRAM: 16 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 15.2" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1152x768
  • 15.2" color widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1152 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "896 by 600, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio".
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1280x960
  • The maximum resolution supported on an external VGA display is 1920x1400 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 550:20 GB
667:30 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/66
  • This model supports a single Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 6X DVD-ROM
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the 6X slot-loading DVD-ROM drive also is capable of reading "DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, and CD-ROM discs". It shipped standard from October 16, 2001 to December 17, 2001 (M8362LL/A). An optional CD-RW drive was availabe as a build-to-order option (writes CD-R/RW at 8X, reads CD-ROM at 24X).

    A DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive (reads DVD-ROM at 8X, writes CD-R/RW at 8X, reads CD-ROM at 24X) shipped standard standard from December 17, 2001 to April 29, 2002 (M8622LL/A).

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 550:802.11b (Optional)
667:802.11b (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • 550:Internal AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order option.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 667:Internal AirPort (802.11b) pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400)
  • Two USB 1.1 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
Expansion Slots: Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook G4
Apple Order No: 550:M8362LL/A
667:M8363LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet
  • 550:The M8362LL/A order number is for the original configuration introduced on October 16, 2001 with 128 MB of RAM and a DVD-ROM drive. On December 17, 2001, the system was upgraded with 256 MB of RAM standard and a DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive and assigned order number M8622LL/A.
  • 667:The M8363LL/A order number is for the original configuration introduced on October 16, 2001 with 256 MB of RAM and a DVD-ROM drive. On December 17, 2001, the system was upgraded with 512 MB of RAM standard and a DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive and assigned order number M8623LL/A.
Apple Model No: M8407 (EMC 1895)
Model ID: PowerBook3,3
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M8407 Model Number, the 1895 EMC Number, and the PowerBook3,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 50 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5 Hours
  • 5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.2.1 & X 10.1
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.1 x 13.4 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 34.1 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): 550:US$2199
667:US$2999
Est. Current Retail: US$100-US$200
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Early 2002)

PowerBook G4/667 (DVI - Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/667 (DVI - Ti)
The PowerBook G4/667 (DVI) features a 667 MHz PowerPC 7451 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k on chip level 2 cache, and 1.0 MB level 3 cache, 256 MB of PC133 SDRAM, a 30 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (4X AGP) graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/550 (Gigabit) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/667 (DVI) has a faster processor with level 3 cache, improved graphics and a higher resolution display. The "DVI" models also swap the VGA port for a DVI port, add an analog audio in port, and drop the IrDA capabilities.

Also see: What are the differences between the "DVI" PowerBook G4 (667/800) models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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PowerBook G4/800 (DVI - Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/800 (DVI - Ti)
The PowerBook G4/800 (DVI) features an 800 MHz PowerPC 7451 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k on chip level 2 cache, and 1.0 MB level 3 cache, 512 MB of PC133 SDRAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive, built-in AirPort (802.11b), and ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (4X AGP) graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/667 (Gigabit) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/800 (DVI) has a faster processor with level 3 cache, improved graphics and a higher resolution display. The "DVI" models also swap the VGA port for a DVI port, add an analog audio in port, and drop the IrDA capabilities.

Also see: What are the differences between the "DVI" PowerBook G4 (667/800) models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: April 29, 2002
Discontinued Date: November 6, 2002
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2002.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 667:413
800:467
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook3,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 667:667 MHz
800:800 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7451 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 667:667 MHz (Built-in)
800:800 MHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 256k (on chip), 1 MB
  • Includes a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed and a 1 MB level 3 cache (static DDR SDRAM) with 2.6 GBps throughput (2:1).
RAM Type: PC133 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 8 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC133 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 667:256 MB
800:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Mobility Radeon 7500
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 with 32 MB DDR SDRAM (4X AGP).

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 32 MB
Maximum VRAM: 32 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 15.2" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1280x854
  • 15.2" color widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1280 by 854 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 768, 896 by 600, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio".
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2048x1536
  • The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 667:30 GB HDD
800:40 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 4200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/66
  • This model supports a single Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the 8X slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive reads DVD at 8X, burns CD-R(W) at 8X, and reads CD-ROMs at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 667:802.11b (Optional)
800:802.11b (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • 667:Internal AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order option.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 800:Internal AirPort (802.11b) pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400)
  • Two USB 1.1 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
Expansion Slots: Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook G4
Apple Order No: 667:M8591LL/A
800:M8592LL/A
Apple Subfamily: DVI
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: A1001 (EMC 1913)
Model ID: PowerBook3,4
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1001 Model Number, the 1913 EMC Number, and the PowerBook3,4 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 55.3 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5 Hours
  • 5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.2.2 & X 10.1.4
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.0 x 13.4 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 34.1 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): 667:US$2499
800:US$3199
Est. Current Retail: US$100-US$200
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Late 2002)

PowerBook G4/867 (Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/867 (Ti)
The PowerBook G4/867 features an 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k on chip level 2 cache, and 1.0 MB level 3 cache, 256 MB of PC133 SDRAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 (4X AGP) graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/667 (DVI) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/867 is quite similar, but has a faster processor and improved graphics.

Also see: What are the differences between the "1 GHz/867 MHz" PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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H0000038 QT2442KGN4L
H0000286 QT2455D8N4L
H0000292 QT3180Q7N4L Disassembled
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PowerBook G4/1.0 (Ti)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.0 (Ti)
The PowerBook G4/1.0 features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k on chip level 2 cache, and 1.0 MB level 3 cache, 512 MB of PC133 SDRAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 1X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", pre-installed AirPort (802.11b), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in a 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/800 (DVI) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.0 is quite similar, but has a faster processor, improved graphics, and a built-in "SuperDrive". The SuperDrive addition is particularly notable as this was the first notebook to ship standard with a drive capable of writing DVD media.

Also see: What are the differences between the "1 GHz/867 MHz" PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: November 6, 2002
Discontinued Date: September 16, 2003
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2002.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 867:505
1.0:556
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook3,5 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 867:867 MHz
1.0:1.0 GHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7455 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 867:867 MHz (Built-in)
1.0:1.0 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 256k (on chip), 1 MB
  • Includes a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed and a 1 MB level 3 cache (static DDR SDRAM) with 3.2 GBps throughput (2:1).
RAM Type: PC133 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 8 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC133 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 867:256 MB
1.0:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Mobility Radeon 9000
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 867:ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 with 32 MB DDR SDRAM (4X AGP).

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
  • 1.0:ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 with 64 MB DDR SDRAM (4X AGP).

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 867:32 MB
1.0:64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 867:32 MB
1.0:64 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 15.2" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1280x854
  • 15.2" color widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1280 by 854 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 768, 896 by 600, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio".
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2048x1536
  • The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 867:40 GB HDD
1.0:60 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 4200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/66
  • This model supports a single Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 867:8X "Combo Drive"
1.0:1X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 867:Apple reports that the 8X slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive reads DVD at 8X, burns CD-R(W) at 8X, and reads CD-ROMs at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.0:Apple reports that the single-speed slot-loading DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 1X, reading DVD at 6X, writing CD-R at 8X, writing CD-RW at 4X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 867:802.11b (Optional)
1.0:802.11b (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • 867:Internal AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order option.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 1.0:Internal AirPort (802.11b) pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400)
  • Two USB 1.1 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
Expansion Slots: Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook G4
Apple Order No: 867:M8858LL/A
1.0:M8859LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 1 GHz/867 MHz
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: A1025 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: PowerBook3,5
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1025 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook3,5 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 61 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5 Hours
  • 5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.2.2 & X 10.2.1
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

    Site-sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.0 x 13.4 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 34.1 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): 867:US$2299
1.0:US$2999
Est. Current Retail: US$100-US$200
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Early 2003)

PowerBook G4/867 12" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/867 12" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/867 12" (Al) features an 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 256k on chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of PC2100 DDR SDRAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 8X "Combo" drive, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 (AirPort Extreme capable with optional upgrade), and NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go (4X AGP) graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 12.1" TFT XGA display (1024x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to earlier PowerBook G4 models, the PowerBook G4 12" uses a new logic board design with faster memory, graphics, internal Bluetooth 1.1, and support for internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g).

Upon its release, Apple advertised that the PowerBook G4 12" was the "smallest notebook ever" released by the company, which is true based on volume, but compared to the long discontinued PowerBook Duo 210, the 12" PowerBook G4 is thinner (by 0.22 inches), but it is slightly deeper (by 0.1 inch) and heavier (by 0.4 pounds).

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the original 12-Inch and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models?
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/1.0 17" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.0 17" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.0 17" (Al) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k on chip level 2 cache, and 1.0 MB level 3 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", a Firewire "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 17" widescreen TFT display (1440x900 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

The PowerBook G4/1.0 17" was the first notebook to ship with a 17" display and a fiber optic based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences". It also was the first Mac to include a Firewire "800" port.

Also see: What are the differences between the original 12-Inch and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: January 7, 2003
Discontinued Date: September 16, 2003
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2003.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 867:441
1.0:576
  • 867:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.0:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 867:867 MHz
1.0:1.0 GHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7455 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 867:133 MHz
1.0:167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 867:867 MHz (Built-in)
1.0:1.0 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 867:256k (on chip)
1.0:256k (on chip), 1 MB
  • 867:Includes a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
  • 1.0:Includes a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed and a 1 MB level 3 cache (static DDR SDRAM) with 3.2 GBps throughput (2:1).
RAM Type: 867:PC2100 DDR SDRAM
1.0:PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 867:266 MHz
1.0:333 MHz
  • 867:Supports a single 200-pin PC2100 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory module.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
  • 1.0:Supports two 200-pin PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 867:256 MB
1.0:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 867:1152 MB
1.0:2 GB
  • 867:Apple officially reports that the maximum memory capacity of this system is 640 MB with 128 MB of onboard memory and a single 512 MB memory module. However, third-parties have been able to upgrade the RAM to 1152 MB with a single 1.0 GB memory module.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this PowerBook G4.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this PowerBook G4.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 1.0:Apple officially reports that the maximum memory capacity of this system is 1.0 GB using two 512 MB memory modules. However, third-parties have been able to upgrade the RAM to 2.0 GB with two 1.0 GB memory modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this PowerBook G4.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this PowerBook G4.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 867:128 MB
1.0:None
RAM Slots: 867:1
1.0:2
  • 867:128 MB onboard, single SO-DIMM slot.
  • 1.0:N/A
Video Card: 867:GeForce4 420 Go
1.0:GeForce4 440 Go
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 867:NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go (4X AGP) with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
  • 1.0:NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go (4X AGP) with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 867:32 MB
1.0:64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 867:32 MB
1.0:64 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 867:12.1" TFT XGA
1.0:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 867:1024x768
1.0:1440x900
  • 867:12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display with a 1024 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "800 by 600 [and] 640 by 480" when scaled.
  • 1.0:17.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600 at 16:10 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 867:1600x1200
1.0:2048x1536
  • 867:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 1600x1200 at millions of colors.
  • 1.0:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 867:40 GB HDD
1.0:60 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 4200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 867:2.5" (9.5 mm)
1.0:2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • 867:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick. A thicker 12.5 mm hard drive or SSD will physically fit, but it will block air flow inside the case and cause overheating.
  • 1.0:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 867:8X "Combo Drive"
1.0:2X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 867:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 10X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.0:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 2X, reading DVD at 6X, writing CD-R at 8X, writing CD-RW at 4X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 867:10/100Base-T
1.0:10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 867:802.11b/g (Optional)
1.0:802.11b/g (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: 1.1
  • 867:Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) was available as a build-to-order option, Bluetooth 1.1 pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 1.0:Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 867:1 (400)
1.0:1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 867:Two USB 1.1 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
  • 1.0:Two USB 1.1 ports. One Firewire "400" port and one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: 867:AirPort Extreme
1.0:Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 867:This model has no expansion slots other than internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g).

    Also see: Is there a replacement wireless card that offers better wireless reception for the 12-Inch PowerBook G4?
  • 1.0:Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 867:PowerBook G4 12"
1.0:PowerBook G4 17"
Apple Order No: 867:M8760LL/A
1.0:M8793LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 867:12-Inch
1.0:17-Inch
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 867:A1010 (EMC 1931)
1.0:A1013 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: 867:PowerBook6,1
1.0:PowerBook5,1
  • 867:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1010 Model Number, the 1931 EMC Number, and the PowerBook6,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.0:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1013 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 867:47 W h LiIon
1.0:55 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 867:5 Hours
1.0:4.5 Hours
  • 867:5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
  • 1.0:4.5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: 867:X 10.2.3
1.0:X 10.2.4
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Classic Mode Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 867:1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6
1.0:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2
Avg. Weight: 867:4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
1.0:6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • 867:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (3.0 cm, 27.7 cm, 21.9 cm).
  • 1.0:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 39.2 cm, 25.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 867:US$1799
1.0:US$3299
Est. Current Retail: 867:US$100-US$200
1.0:US$150-US$250
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Late 2003)

PowerBook G4/1.0 12" (DVI - Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.0 12" (DVI - Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.0 12" (DVI) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of PC2100 DDR SDRAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), either a slot-loading 8X "Combo" drive (M9007LL/A) or 2X "SuperDrive" (M9008LL/A), built-in Bluetooth 1.1 (AirPort Extreme capable with optional upgrade), and NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (4X AGP) graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 12.1" TFT XGA display (1024x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/867 12" that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.0 12" (DVI) is quite similar, but has a faster processor with twice the amount of on chip level 2 cache, twice the amount of onboard RAM, and improved graphics. Additionally, as the name implies, it swaps out the Mini-VGA port for a Mini-DVI port as well as USB 1.1 for USB 2.0 ports.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "Firewire 800" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on September 16, 2003?
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/1.0 15" (FW800 - Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.0 15" (FW800 - Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.0 15" (FW800) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive, a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1, support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) with an optional upgrade, and ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

The PowerBook G4 "Firewire 800" series adds AirPort Extreme (802.11g), Bluetooth 1.1, USB 2.0, and Firewire "800", as well as a faster logicboard and memory, to the 15" models.

Please note that unlike the otherwise similar PowerBook G4/1.25 15" (FW800), the PowerBook G4/1.0 15" (FW800) does not have the fiber optic based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences".

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "Firewire 800" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on September 16, 2003?

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PowerBook G4/1.25 15" (FW800 - Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.25 15" (FW800 - Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.25 15" (FW800) features a 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

The PowerBook G4 "Firewire 800" series adds AirPort Extreme (802.11g), Bluetooth 1.1, USB 2.0, and Firewire "800", as well as a faster logicboard and memory, to the 15" models.

Please note that unlike the otherwise similar PowerBook G4/1.0 15" (FW800), the PowerBook G4/1.25 15" (FW800) has the fiber optic based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences". The PowerBook G4/1.25 15" also has a faster processor, twice the default RAM, a larger hard drive, a more capable optical drive, and pre-installed AirPort Extreme (802.11g).

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "Firewire 800" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on September 16, 2003?

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PowerBook G4/1.33 17" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.33 17" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.33 17" (Al) features a 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", a Firewire "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), ambient light sensor keyboard, and ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 17" widescreen TFT display (1440x900 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.0 17" that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.33 17" is quite similar, but has a faster processor with twice the amount of on chip level 2 cache, improved graphics, a larger default hard drive, and upgrades the USB ports to the USB 2.0 standard.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "Firewire 800" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on September 16, 2003?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: September 16, 2003
Discontinued Date: April 19, 2004
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2003.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 1.0-12:458
1.0-15:542
1.25:658
1.5:688
  • 1.0-12:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook6,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.0-15,1.25:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.5:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.0-12,1.0-15:1.0 GHz
1.25:1.25 GHz
1.5:1.33 GHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7447 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 1.0-12:133 MHz
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.0-12,1.0-15:1.0 GHz (Built-in)
1.25:1.25 GHz (Built-in)
1.5:1.33 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (on chip)
  • Includes a 512k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: 1.0-12:PC2100 DDR SDRAM
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 1.0-12:266 MHz
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:333 MHz
  • 1.0-12:Supports a single 200-pin PC2100 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory module.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:Supports two 200-pin PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 1.0-12,1.0-15:256 MB
1.25,1.5:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.0-12:1.25 GB
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:2 GB
Motherboard RAM: 1.0-12:256 MB
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:None
RAM Slots: 1.0-12:1
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:2
  • 1.0-12:256 MB onboard, single SO-DIMM slot.
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:N/A
Video Card: 1.0-12:GeForce FX Go5200
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:Mobility Radeon 9600
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 1.0-12:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (4X AGP) with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (4X AGP) with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 1.0-12:32 MB
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1.0-12:32 MB
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:64 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 1.0-12:12.1" TFT XGA
1.0-15,1.25:15.0" Widescreen
1.5:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1.0-12:1024x768
1.0-15,1.25:1280x854
1.5:1440x900
  • 1.0-12:12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display with a 1024 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "800 by 600 [and] 640 by 480" when scaled.
  • 1.0-15,1.25:15.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1280 by 854 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports 1152 by 640, 896 by 600, 720 by 480, 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; and 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • 1.5:17.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600 at 16:10 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1.0-12:1600x1200
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:2048x1536
  • 1.0-12:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 1600x1200 at millions of colors.
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 1.0-12:40 GB HDD
1.0-15:60 GB HDD
1.25,1.5:80 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 4200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 1.0-12:2.5" (9.5 mm)
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • 1.0-12:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick. A thicker 12.5 mm hard drive or SSD will physically fit, but it will block air flow inside the case and cause overheating.
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 1.0-12,1.0-15:8X "Combo Drive"
1.25,1.5:2X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 1.0-12:This model was available configured with an 8X "Combo" drive for US$1599 (M9007LL/A) and a 2X "SuperDrive" for US$1799 (M9008LL/A).

    Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 10X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    The DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 2X, reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 16X, writing CD-RW at 4X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.0-15:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 10X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.25,1.5:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 2X, reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 16X, writing CD-RW at 4X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 1.0-12:10/100Base-T
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 1.0-12,1.0-15:802.11b/g (Optional)
1.25,1.5:802.11b/g (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: 1.1
  • 1.0-12,1.0-15:Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) was available as a build-to-order option, Bluetooth 1.1 pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 1.25,1.5:Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1.0-12:1 (400)
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 1.0-12:Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port and one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: 1.0-12:AirPort Extreme
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 1.0-12:This model has no expansion slots other than internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g).

    Also see: Is there a replacement wireless card that offers better wireless reception for the 12-Inch PowerBook G4?
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 1.0-12:PowerBook G4 12"
1.0-15,1.25:PowerBook G4 15"
1.5:PowerBook G4 17"
Apple Order No: 1.0-12:M9007LL/A
1.0-15:M8980LL/A
1.25:M8981LL/A
1.5:M9110LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 1.0-12:12-Inch DVI
1.0-15,1.25:15-Inch FW800
1.5:17-Inch 1.33 GHz
  • 1.0-12:The M9007LL/A Apple order number refers to the "Combo" drive configuration. The "SuperDrive" configuration was assigned M9008LL/A.
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 1.0-12:A1010 (EMC 1986)
1.0-15,1.25:A1046 (EMC 1960)
1.5:A1052 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: 1.0-12:PowerBook6,2
1.0-15,1.25:PowerBook5,2
1.5:PowerBook5,3
  • 1.0-12:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1010 Model Number, the 1986 EMC Number, and the PowerBook6,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.0-15,1.25:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1046 Model Number, the 1960 EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.5:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1052 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 1.0-12:47 W h LiIon
1.0-15,1.25:46 W h LiIon
1.5:58 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 1.0-12:5 Hours
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:4.5 Hours
  • 1.0-12:5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
  • 1.0-15,1.25,1.5:4.5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.2.7
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Classic Mode Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.0-12:1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6
1.0-15,1.25:1.1 x 13.7 x 9.5
1.5:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2
Avg. Weight: 1.0-12:4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
1.0-15,1.25:5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)
1.5:6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • 1.0-12:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (3.0 cm, 27.7 cm, 21.9 cm).
  • 1.0-15,1.25:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.8 cm, 34.8 cm, 24.1 cm).
  • 1.5:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 39.2 cm, 25.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.0-12:US$1599, US$1799
1.0-15:US$1999
1.25:US$2599
1.5:US$2999
Est. Current Retail: 1.0-12:US$125-US$200
1.0-15,1.25,1.5:US$150-US$250
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Early 2004)

PowerBook G4/1.33 12" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.33 12" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.33 12" features a 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), either a slot-loading 8X "Combo" drive (M9183LL/A) or 4X "SuperDrive" (M9184LL/A), built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 12.1" TFT XGA display (1024x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.0 12" (DVI) that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.33 12" is similar, but has a new logicboard design -- complete with a faster processor, a faster system bus, faster RAM, and improved graphics.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.5/1.33" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on April 19, 2004?
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch PowerBook G4 models?

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PowerBook G4/1.33 15" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.33 15" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.33 15" features a 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive, a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Please note that unlike the otherwise similar PowerBook G4/1.5 15", the fiber optic based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences" was an optional upgrade for this model.

The PowerBook G4/1.33 15" also is similar to the PowerBook G4/1.0 15" (FW800) that it replaced, but is equipped with a faster processor, superior graphics, a faster optical drive, and AirPort Extreme (802.11g) installed by default.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.5/1.33" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on April 19, 2004?

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PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.5 15" features a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM), a slot-loading 4X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Please note that unlike the otherwise similar PowerBook G4/1.33 15", the fiber optic based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences" is standard for this model.

The PowerBook G4/1.5 15" also is similar to the PowerBook G4/1.25 15" (FW800) that it replaced, but is equipped with a faster processor, superior graphics and a faster optical drive.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.5/1.33" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on April 19, 2004?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/1.5 17" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.5 17" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.5 17" (Al) features a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (4200 RPM, 5400 RPM available as build-to-order), a slot-loading 4X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", a Firewire "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), ambient light sensor keyboard, and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (128 MB available build-to-order) in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 17" widescreen TFT display (1440x900 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.33 17" that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.5 17" is quite similar, but has a faster processor, improved graphics, and a faster optical drive.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.5/1.33" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on April 19, 2004?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: April 19, 2004
Discontinued Date: January 31, 2005
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2004.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 1.33-12:654
1.33-15:685
1.5-15:733
1.5-17:745
  • 1.33-12:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook6,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.5-17:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,5 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.33-12,1.33-15:1.33 GHz
1.5-15,1.5-17:1.5 GHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7447a (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.33-12,1.33-15:1.33 GHz (Built-in)
1.5-15,1.5-17:1.5 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (on chip)
  • Includes a 512k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 333 MHz
  • 1.33-12:Supports a single 200-pin PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory module.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:Supports two 200-pin PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 1.33-12,1.33-15:256 MB
1.5-15,1.5-17:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.33-12:1.25 GB
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:2 GB
Motherboard RAM: 1.33-12:256 MB
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:None
RAM Slots: 1.33-12:1
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:2
  • 1.33-12:256 MB onboard, single SO-DIMM slot.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:N/A
Video Card: 1.33-12:GeForce FX Go5200
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:Mobility Radeon 9700
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 1.33-12:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (4X AGP) with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1.33-12,1.33-15:64 MB
1.5-15,1.5-17:128 MB
  • 1.33-12,1.33-15:The video cannot be upgraded.
  • 1.5-15,1.5-17:A 128 MB upgrade option was available at the time of purchase. The video cannot be upgraded after purchase.
Built-in Display: 1.33-12:12.1" TFT XGA
1.33-15,1.5-15:15.0" Widescreen
1.5-17:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1.33-12:1024x768
1.33-15,1.5-15:1280x854
1.5-17:1440x900
  • 1.33-12:12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display with a 1024 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "800 by 600 [and] 640 by 480" when scaled.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15:15.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1280 by 854 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports 1152 by 640, 896 by 600, 720 by 480, 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; and 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • 1.5-17:17.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600 at 16:10 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1.33-12:1600x1200
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:2048x1536
  • 1.33-12:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 1600x1200 at millions of colors.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 1.33-12,1.33-15:60 GB HDD
1.5-15,1.5-17:80 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 4200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 1.33-12:2.5" (9.5 mm)
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • 1.33-12:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick. A thicker 12.5 mm hard drive or SSD will physically fit, but it will block air flow inside the case and cause overheating.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 1.33-12,1.33-15:8X "Combo Drive"
1.5-15,1.5-17:4X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 1.33-12:This model was available configured with an 8X "Combo" drive for US$1599 (M9183LL/A) and a 4X "SuperDrive" for US$1799 (M9184LL/A).

    Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 16X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    The DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 4X, reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 16X, writing CD-RW at 4X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.
  • 1.33-15:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 16X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.
  • 1.5-15: Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 4X, reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 16X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.
  • 1.5-17: Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 4X, reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 16X, writing CD-RW at 8X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.
  • Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 1.33-12:10/100Base-T
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11b/g (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: 1.1
  • 1.33-12:AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 built-in.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1.33-12:1 (400)
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 1.33-12:Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port and one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: 1.33-12:None
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 1.33-12:This model has no available expansion slots.

    Also see: Is there a replacement wireless card that offers better wireless reception for the 12-Inch PowerBook G4?
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 1.33-12:PowerBook G4 12"
1.33-15,1.5-15:PowerBook G4 15"
1.5-17:PowerBook G4 17"
Apple Order No: 1.33-12:M9183LL/A
1.33-15:M9421LL/A
1.5-15:M9422LL/A
1.5-17:M9462LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 1.33-12:12-Inch 1.33 GHz
1.33-15,1.5-15:15-Inch 1.5/1.33
1.5-17:17-Inch 1.5 GHz
  • 1.33-12:The M9183LL/A Apple order number refers to the "Combo" drive configuration. The "SuperDrive" configuration was assigned M9184LL/A.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 1.33-12:A1010 (EMC 1986)
1.33-15,1.5-15:A1095 (EMC N/A)
1.5-17:A1085 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: 1.33-12:PowerBook6,4
1.33-15,1.5-15:PowerBook5,4
1.5-17:PowerBook5,5
  • 1.33-12:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1010 Model Number, the 1986 EMC Number, and the PowerBook6,4 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1095 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,4 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.5-17:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1085 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,5 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 1.33-12,1.33-15,1.5-15:50 W h LiIon
1.5-17:58 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 1.33-12:5 Hours
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:4.5 Hours
  • 1.33-12:5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:4.5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: 1.33-12:X 10.2.7
1.33-15,1.5-15,1.5-17:X 10.3.3
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Classic Mode Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.33-12:1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6
1.33-15,1.5-15:1.1 x 13.7 x 9.5
1.5-17:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2
Avg. Weight: 1.33-12:4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
1.33-15,1.5-15:5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
1.5-17:6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • 1.33-12:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (3.0 cm, 27.7 cm, 21.9 cm).
  • 1.33-15,1.5-15:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.8 cm, 34.8 cm, 24.1 cm).
  • 1.5-17:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 39.2 cm, 25.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.33-12:US$1599, US$1799
1.33-15:US$1999
1.5-15:US$2499
1.5-17:US$2799
Est. Current Retail: 1.33-12:US$125-US$200
1.33-15,1.5-15:US$150-US$250
1.5-17:US$150-US$300
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Early 2005)

PowerBook G4/1.5 12" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.5 12" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.5 12" features a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 60 GB (M9690LL/A) or 80 GB (M9691LL/A) Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), either a slot-loading 8X "Combo" drive (M9183LL/A) or 8X "SuperDrive" (M9184LL/A), built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 12.1" TFT XGA display (1024x768 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.33 12" that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.5 12" is quite similar, but is equipped with a faster processor, a faster hard drive complete with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology that stops the hard drive heads from moving if the notebook is dropped, a new "Scrolling Trackpad" that allows one to scroll or pan by touching the trackpad with two fingers instead of one, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.65/1.5" or "Sudden Motion Sensor/Bluetooth 2.0+EDR" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on January 31, 2005?
  • What are the differences between the 12-Inch PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (SMS/BT2 - Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (SMS/BT2 - Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (Sudden Motion Sensor/Bluetooth 2.0+EDR) features a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a slot-loading 8X DVDCD-RW "Combo" drive, a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

The PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (Sudden Motion Sensor/Bluetooth 2.0+EDR) is quite similar to the PowerBook G4/1.5 15" that came before it, but is equipped with a brighter "ambient light sensor" keyboard, a faster hard drive complete with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology that stops the hard drive heads from moving if the notebook is dropped, a new "Scrolling Trackpad" that allows one to scroll or pan by touching the trackpad with two fingers instead of one, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

The only difference between this model and the higher-end PowerBook G4/1.67 15" released at the same time is that this model has a slower processor and a "Combo" drive.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.65/1.5" or "Sudden Motion Sensor/Bluetooth 2.0+EDR" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on January 31, 2005?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.67 15" features a 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive", a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1280x854 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

The PowerBook G4/1.67 15" is quite similar to the PowerBook G4/1.5 15" that came before it, but is equipped with a faster processor, a brighter "ambient light sensor" keyboard, a more capable optical drive, a faster hard drive complete with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology that stops the hard drive heads from moving if the notebook is dropped, a new "Scrolling Trackpad" that allows one to scroll or pan by touching the trackpad with two fingers instead of one, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

The only difference between this model and the lower-end PowerBook G4/1.5 15" (SMS/BT2) released at the same time is that this model has a faster processor and a "SuperDrive".

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.65/1.5" or "Sudden Motion Sensor/Bluetooth 2.0+EDR" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on January 31, 2005?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (Al) features a 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 100 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive", a Firewire "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), ambient light sensor keyboard, and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 17" widescreen TFT display (1440x900 native resolution).

Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.5 17" that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.67 17" is quite similar, but has a faster processor, improved graphics, faster and more capable optical drive, a brighter backlit keyboard, a faster hard drive complete with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology that stops the hard drive heads from moving if the notebook is dropped, a new "Scrolling Trackpad" that allows one to scroll or pan by touching the trackpad with two fingers instead of one, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, "1.65/1.5" or "Sudden Motion Sensor/Bluetooth 2.0+EDR" 15-Inch, and 17-Inch PowerBook G4 models introduced on January 31, 2005?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: January 31, 2005
Discontinued Date: 1.5-12:May 16, 2006
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:October 19, 2005
  • 1.5-12:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    *The configuration that shipped with a "Combo" drive and a 60 GB hard drive (M9690LL/A) was discontinued October 19, 2005.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2005.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2005.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 1.5-12:725
1.5-15:744
1.67-15:844
1.67-17:817
  • 1.5-12:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook6,8 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.67-17:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,7 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.5-12,1.5-15:1.5 GHz
1.67-15,1.67-17:1.67 GHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7447a (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.5-12,1.5-15:1.5 GHz (Built-in)
1.67-15,1.67-17:1.67 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (on chip)
  • Includes a 512k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 333 MHz
  • 1.5-12:Supports a single 200-pin PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory module.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Supports two 200-pin PC2700 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.5-12:1.25 GB
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:2 GB
Motherboard RAM: 1.5-12:256 MB
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:None
RAM Slots: 1.5-12:1
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:2
  • 1.5-12:256 MB onboard, single SO-DIMM slot.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:N/A
Video Card: 1.5-12:GeForce FX Go5200
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Mobility Radeon 9700
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 1.5-12:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 (4X AGP) with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
  • 1.67-17:ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 1.5-12,1.5-15,1.67-15:64 MB
1.67-17:128 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1.5-12:64 MB
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:128 MB
  • 1.5-12:The video cannot be upgraded.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:A 128 MB dual-link DVI upgrade option was available at the time of purchase. The video cannot be upgraded after purchase.
  • 1.67-17:The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 1.5-12:12.1" TFT XGA
1.5-15,1.67-15:15.0" Widescreen
1.67-17:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1.5-12:1024x768
1.5-15,1.67-15:1280x854
1.67-17:1440x900
  • 1.5-12:12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display with a 1024 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "800 by 600 [and] 640 by 480" when scaled.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:15.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1280 by 854 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports 1152 by 640, 896 by 600, 720 by 480, 640 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio; and 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • 1.67-17:17.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600 at 16:10 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1.5-12,1.5-15,1.67-15:2048x1536
1.67-17:2560x1600
  • 1.5-12:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors with the default configuration.
  • 1.67-17:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 1.5-12:60, 80 GB HDD
1.5-15,1.67-15:80 GB HDD
1.67-17:100 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 5400 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 1.5-12:2.5" (9.5 mm)
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • 1.5-12:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick. A thicker 12.5 mm hard drive or SSD will physically fit, but it will block air flow inside the case and cause overheating.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 1.5-12,1.5-15:8X "Combo Drive"
1.67-15,1.67-17:8X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 1.5-12:This model was available configured with an 8X "Combo" drive (M9690LL/A) and an 8X "SuperDrive" (M9691LL/A).

    Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 16X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    The DVD�RW/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 8X, DVD-RW at 4X, DVD+R at 8X, DVD+RW at 4X, reading DVD at 8X, reading DVD-R,+R,-RW, and +RW at 6X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 10X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.5-15:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD/CD-RW "Combo" drive is capable of reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 16X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.67-15:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive is capable of writing DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, writing DVD-RW and DVD+RW at 4X, reading DVD at 8X, reading DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW at 6X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 10X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
  • 1.67-17:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD�RW/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing DVD-R at 8X, DVD-RW at 4X, DVD+R at 8X, DVD+RW at 4X, reading DVD at 8X, reading DVD-R,+R,-RW, and +RW at 6X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 10X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 1.5-12:10/100Base-T
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11b/g (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • 1.5-12:AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR built-in.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1.5-12:1 (400)
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 1.5-12:Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port and one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: 1.5-12:None
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 1.5-12:This model has no available expansion slots.

    Also see: Is there a replacement wireless card that offers better wireless reception for the 12-Inch PowerBook G4?
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, drag, and scroll capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 1.5-12:PowerBook G4 12"
1.5-15,1.67-15:PowerBook G4 15"
1.67-17:PowerBook G4 17"
Apple Order No: 1.5-12:M9690LL/A
1.5-15:M9676LL/A
1.67-15:M9677LL/A
1.67-17:M9689LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 1.5-12:12-Inch 1.5 GHz
1.5-15,1.67-15:15-Inch 1.67/1.5
1.67-17:17-Inch 1.67 GHz
  • 1.5-12:The M9690LL/A Apple order number refers to the configuration that shipped with a "Combo" drive and a 60 GB hard drive. The configuration with the "SuperDrive" and an 80 GB hard drive was assigned M9691LL/A.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 1.5-12:A1104 (EMC 2030)
1.5-15,1.67-15:A1106 (EMC 2029)
1.67-17:A1107 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: 1.5-12:PowerBook6,8
1.5-15,1.67-15:PowerBook5,6
1.67-17:PowerBook5,7
  • 1.5-12:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1104 Model Number, the 2030 EMC Number, and the PowerBook6,8 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1106 Model Number, the 2029 EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,6 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.67-17:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1107 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,7 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 1.5-12,1.5-15,1.67-15:50 W h LiIon
1.67-17:58 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 1.5-12:5 Hours
1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:4.5 Hours
  • 1.5-12:5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:4.5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.3.7
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • 1.5-12:Shipped with MacOS X 10.4 "Tiger" starting October 19, 2005.

    This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Classic Mode Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.5-12:1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6
1.5-15,1.67-15:1.1 x 13.7 x 9.5
1.67-17:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2
Avg. Weight: 1.5-12:4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
1.5-15,1.67-15:5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)
1.67-17:6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • 1.5-12:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (3.0 cm, 27.7 cm, 21.9 cm).
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.8 cm, 34.8 cm, 24.1 cm).
  • 1.67-17:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 39.2 cm, 25.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.5-12:US$1499, US$1699
1.5-15:US$1999
1.67-15:US$2299
1.67-17:US$2699
Est. Current Retail: 1.5-12:US$150-US$250
1.5-15,1.67-15:US$200-US$300
1.67-17:US$250-US$350
  • 1.5-12:Originally US$1499 with 60 GB hard drive and "Combo" drive (M9690LL/A) and US$1699 with 80 GB hard drive and "SuperDrive". On October 19, 2005, the low-end configuration was discontinued and the high-end configuration was offered for US$1499.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 1.5-15,1.67-15,1.67-17:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G4 (Late 2005)

PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (DLSD/HR - Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (DLSD/HR - Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (Double Layer SuperDrive/High-Resolution) features a 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7448* (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2-4200 DDR SDRAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a slot-loading 2.4X dual-layer "SuperDrive", a Firewire "400" and "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a 15" widescreen TFT display (1440x960 native resolution). Custom configurations also were available.

The PowerBook G4/1.67 15" (DLSD/HR) is quite similar to the PowerBook G4/1.67 15" that it replaced, but is equipped with a revised logicboard that uses faster RAM, and also has a higher-resolution display (approximately 26% more viewable area) and a dual-layer SuperDrive. The DLSD/High-Res model additionally provides an extra hour of battery life.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch "Double Layer SuperDrive/High-Resolution" PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (DLSD/HR - Al)

Apple PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (DLSD/HR - Al)
The PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (Double Layer SuperDrive/High Resolution) features a 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7448* (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k on chip level 2 cache, 512 MB of PC2-4200 DDR SDRAM, a 120 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive (5400 RPM), a slot-loading 2.4X dual-layer "SuperDrive", a Firewire "800" port, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g), ambient light sensor keyboard, and ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) graphics with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM in an attractive aluminum alloy case with a higher resolution 17" widescreen TFT display (1680x1050 native resolution).

Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.67 17" that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.67 17" (DLSD/High-Res) is quite similar, but has a revised logicboard that uses faster RAM, and also has a higher-resolution display, a dual-layer SuperDrive, and a larger hard drive. The DLSD/High-Res model additionally provides an extra hour of battery life.

Also see: What are the differences between the 12-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch "Double Layer SuperDrive/High-Resolution" PowerBook G4 models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 19, 2005
Discontinued Date: 867:January 10, 2006
1.0:April 24, 2006
  • 867:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    On January 10, 2006, Apple introduced the MacBook Pro, designed to replace the PowerBook G4. However, Apple continued to sell this model until February 22, 2006, when supplies were exhausted.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2005.
  • 1.0:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2005.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 867:843
1.0:836
  • 867:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,8 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 1.0:This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook5,9 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.67 GHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7447a* (G4)
  • Apple's original developer technical specs and its original internal engineering documentation stated that this model has a PowerPC 7447a processor. However, as first spotted by an eagle-eyed EveryMac.com reader, subsequent internal engineering documentation stated that it has a PowerPC 7448 processor. Another reader believes that this system actually has a PowerPC 7447b processor based on what appears to be a teardown of a personal system. Many readers have strong opinions about the processor in this model one way or another, bordering on the irrational. Perhaps there are different processors in different systems.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.67 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (on chip)
  • Includes a 512k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-4200 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 333 MHz
  • Supports two 200-pin PC2-4200 DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the PowerBook G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
Standard RAM: 512 MB
Maximum RAM: 2 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Mobility Radeon 9700
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (4X AGP) with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM and dual-link DVI capabilities.

    Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the PowerBook G4 models? What is the maximum resolution each can support on an external display?
Standard VRAM: 128 MB
Maximum VRAM: 128 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 867:15.0" Widescreen
1.0:17.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 867:1440x960
1.0:1680x1050
  • 867:15.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1440 by 960 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480 and 640 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; [and] 1024 by 768, 800 by 600 and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • 1.0:17.0" TFT widescreen active-matrix display with a 1680 by 1050 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1440 by 852, 1280 by 1024, 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 500, 720 by 480 and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1280 by 1024, 1024 by 768, 800 by 600 and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio."
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600 at millions of colors.
Standard Storage: 867:80 GB HDD
1.0:120 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 5400 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • This model supports a single Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 12.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical: 2.4X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading dual layer DVD�RW/CD-RW "SuperDrive" is capable of writing dual layer DVD+R at 2.4X, writing DVD+R/-R at 8X, writing DVD-RW/+RW at 4X, reading DVD DL at 6X, reading DVD at 8X, writing CD-R at 24X, writing CD-RW at 16X, and reading CD-ROM at 24X.

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the PowerBook G4 models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11b/g (Standard)
Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR pre-installed.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
USB Ports: 2 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400), 1 (800)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port and one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • Single PC Card slot supporting a Type I or Type II PC Card (CardBus compliant).

    Also see: Is it possible to add external SATA to the PowerBook G4?
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports tap, double tap, drag, and scroll capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: 867:PowerBook G4 15"
1.0:PowerBook G4 17"
Apple Order No: 867:M9969LL/A
1.0:M9970LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 867:15-Inch DL SD
1.0:17-Inch DL SD
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 867:A1138 (EMC N/A)
1.0:A1139 (EMC N/A)
Model ID: 867:PowerBook5,8
1.0:PowerBook5,9
  • 867:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1138 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,8 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 1.0:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1139 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook5,9 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 867:50 W h LiIon
1.0:58 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5.5 Hours
  • 5.5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

    Also see: What is the battery life of the PowerBook G4 models?
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.4.2
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.

    Also see: Which PowerBook G4 models can boot MacOS 9? Which PowerBook G4 models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" environment?
MacOS 9 Support: Classic Mode Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 867:1.1 x 13.7 x 9.5
1.0:1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2
Avg. Weight: 867:5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)
1.0:6.9 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • 867:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.8 cm, 34.8 cm, 24.1 cm).
  • 1.0:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.6 cm, 39.2 cm, 25.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 867:US$1999
1.0:US$2499
Est. Current Retail: 867:US$300-US$400
1.0:US$350-US$450
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

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