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Wednesday, November 16

Product Guide: PowerBook G4


Apple's pro line of notebooks were last updated October 19th. Here are the specs. Note features that have been upgraded between models are italicized.

12" PowerBook - $1499

CPU: 1.5 GHz G4 processor
Memory: 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Display: 12.1" TFT w/ 1024 x 768 resolution
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 w/ 64 MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk: 80 GB at 5400 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x Superdrive
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 2-USB 2.0
Dimensions/Weight: 10.9" x 8.6" x 1.18" / 4.6 lbs
Battery: Up to 5 hours
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Analog Line in, Headphone out
Mini DVI output

15" PowerBook - $1999

CPU: 1.67 GHz G4 processor
Memory: 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Display: 15.2" TFT w/ 1440 x 960 resolution
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 128MB of DDR SDRAM and dual-link DVI
Hard Disk: 80 GB at 5400 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x Superdrive Dual Layer
Networking: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 1-Firewire 800, 2-USB 2.0, 1-Type I/II PC Card Slot
Dimensions/Weight: 13.7" x 9.5" x 1.1" / 5.6 lbs
Battery: Up to 5.5 hours
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Analog/Optical Line in, Analog/Optical Line out
Mini DVI/S Video output
Illuminated Keyboard with light sensor

17" PowerBook - $2499

CPU: 1.67 GHz G4 processor
Memory: 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Display: 17" TFT w/ 1680 x 1050 resolution
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 128MB of DDR SDRAM and dual-link DVI
Hard Disk: 120 GB at 5400 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x Superdrive Dual Layer
Networking: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 1-Firewire 800, 2-USB 2.0, 1-Type I/II PC Card Slot
Dimensions/Weight: 15.4" x 10.2" x 1" / 6.9 lbs
Battery: Up to 5.5 hours
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Analog/Optical Line in, Analog/Optical Line out
Mini DVI/S Video output
Illuminated Keyboard with light sensor

Heading image Courtesy of Apple

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