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Take a high-performance PowerPC G4 processor, add a wide-screen display, and enclose it all in a lightweight titanium case. Apple has just created the...

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“I love my Powerbook!!!”

published 08/04/2004

ProGreat looks, easy to use even for Mac novices!

ConsScratches easliy.

I bought a powerbook specifically with university in mind-thought it would make my English Lit essay writing somewhat more enjoyable and guess what??! It really did give me an incentive to get down to writing them all. Costs vary from just under £1000 to about £1500 and the older generation...

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“POWERBOOKS ARE BRILLIANT”

published 22/09/2010

ProFast, Osx is Great, brilliant looks, awsome speake...

ConsGets really hot, prone to dents

I think the powerbook g4 is brilliant, i had an ibook which faced the not so unknown graphics fault and was not looking into spending over £200 for a logic board, so picked up a 1.67 ghz 15" pbg4 from ebay for £210 and have had no problem with it since. Although this is no macbook pro, i dont...

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Super

Produrable, reliable, portable

Conscan't install newer versions of programs

It is the one I am currently using (12'), which I bought almost 5 years ago, and has been used every day for work and personal purposes. I do like the look of it, it is small and compact, which makes it very portable. I think it is an important factor if take your computer to work/school every...

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Product Information : Apple PowerBook G4

Manufacturer's product description

Take a high-performance PowerPC G4 processor, add a wide-screen display, and enclose it all in a lightweight titanium case. Apple has just created the PowerBook G4 - and redefined portable computing. If you need the utmost power for creative design, education, or business, the PowerBook G4 is ready to provide it wherever you go. Making a notebook computer the slimmest and lightest in its category shouldn't have to mean making compromises in performance and functionality. What makes a supercomputer "super" is its ability to execute at least one billion floating-point operations per second. It's a staggering measure of speed known as a "gigaflop". In addition, the PowerPC G4 can perform four (in some cases eight) 32-bit floating-point calculations in a single cycle - two to four times faster than traditional processors. The PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine works with the PowerPC architecture to accelerate the data-intensive processing required by next-generation video, voice and graphics applications. Among the G4 key features is a vector permute function capable of rearranging data in the registers - a priceless benefit when converting data from one format to another (often necessary with voice, video and graphics applications, which typically need to save data in a number of different formats). These vector-processing acceleration advantages give the G4 microprocessor a significant edge when it comes to fast visualization of large data sets and intensive math for real-time simulations, making the PowerPC G4 perfect for everything from digital video, graphics and 3D games to astronomy, the biosciences and predictive modeling.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple PowerBook G4 - 15.2" - PPC G4 - MacOS 9.1 - 128 MB RAM - 10 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: MacOS 9.1

Processor: Motorola PowerPC G4 400 MHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 128 MB SDRAM

Storage: 10 GB HDD

Optical Drive: DVD

Display: 15.2" 1152 x 768

Graphics: ATI RAGE Mobility 128 - 8 MB SDRAM

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: Up to 5 hours

Integrated Options: Microphone, stereo speakers, keyboard, touchpad, display

Colour: Grey metallic

Dimensions (WxDxH): 34.1 cm x 24.1 cm x 2.6 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: M7952

Product Type: Notebook

Recommended Use: Home use, education

Operating System: Apple MacOS 9.1

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Motorola PowerPC G4 400 MHz

Cache: L2 - 1 MB - Pipeline Burst

Front Side Bus: 100 MHz

Memory

RAM: 128 MB

Max RAM Supported: 1 GB

Technology: SDRAM

Speed: 100 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 144-PIN

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1

Storage

Main Storage: 10 GB HDD

Optical Drive: 1 x DVD-ROM - fixed

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD)

Display

Type: 15.2"

Resolution: 1152 x 768

Widescreen: Yes

Colour Support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: AGP 2x - ATI RAGE Mobility 128 - 8 MB SDRAM

Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024)

Video Output Supported: NTSC, PAL

Sound: Microphone

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Communications

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Modem

Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, ITU V.34, ITU V.90, ITU V.17, k56Flex, ITU V.34bis , Hayes AT command set

Fax Compatibility: G3

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Installed Qty: 1

Max Supported Qty: 2

Capacity: 50 Wh

Run Time: Up to 5 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 110/220 V ± 10% ( 50/60 Hz )

Compliant Standards: EPA Energy Star

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 1 free ) ¦ 1 x CardBus ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 2 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 PIN FireWire ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 2 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output - 4 PIN mini-DIN ¦ 1 x infrared - IrDA

Software

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, Quick Time 4

Miscellaneous

Colour: Grey metallic

Integrated Options: Microphone, stereo speakers, keyboard, touchpad, display

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 34.1 cm

Depth: 24.1 cm

Height: 2.6 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 60 days

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

Max Altitude Operating: 3 km

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