Beautiful industrial design
Housed in a sleek, lightweight aluminum alloy enclosure, the PowerBook G4 is resistant to stains and scratches. Its also perfectly smooth on all surfaces, with no doors, protruding latches or levers to break, and no sharp edges to catch on your clothing.
Ultralight. Ultracompact. Ultradesirable.
Starting at just 4.6 pounds, the PowerBook G4 is light enough to carry around all day. Youll even marvel at the way weve fitted this supersharp high-resolution TFT XGA active-matrix display into such a remarkably compact frame.
Faster than ever, PowerBook G4 computers all feature PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine that provide robust performance for complex multimedia or data intensive applications. The 15-inch and 17-inch models boast processor speeds of up to 1.5GHz, and the 12-inch model now offers speedier performance with its 1.33GHz processor and new 167MHz system bus.
Put your Work on Display
Want to present your ideas on a bigger screen? Use the built-in DVI port on the 17-inch and 15-inch PowerBooks and the mini-DVI port on the 12-inch PowerBook to connect to the new Apple Cinema Displays.
With twice the amount of memory 64MB of DDR SDRAM, to be exact now included with its NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 processor, the new 12-inch PowerBook G4 offers a noticeable boost in graphics performance. The 15- and 17-inch models now sport the new ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 64MB of DDR SDRAM. Want even more graphics punch? Then order your 1.5GHz 15- or 17-inch PowerBook with 128MB of video memory.
USB 2.0 and Fast FireWire 800
The PowerBook G4 comes ready for expansion, fully equipped with USB 2.0 and FireWire built in, standard across the line. The 15-inch and 17-inch models also include a a PC Card/CardBus slot for Type I or Type II cards. Both the 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks feature two FireWire ports one FireWire 400 port and the other for the coming generation of FireWire 800 peripherals (the 12-inch model comes with FireWire 400).
AirPort Extreme built-in
Now built into every configuration of the new PowerBook G4 family: fast AirPort Extreme technology. Based on the 802.11g standard, AirPort Extreme delivers at 54Mbps the fastest wireless connection available. And with thousands of wireless hot spots in hotels, airport lounges, coffee shops and bookstores around the world, youll be able to use your PowerBook G4 to get online from practically anywhere.
Like wireless USB, Bluetooth replaces physical cables between your computer and peripherals with a wireless connection. Operating within a 30-foot radius, it enables data transfers between a rapidly growing list of Bluetooth-enabled products such as mobile phones and PDAs.
The PowerBook G4 comes with Mac OS X
In addition to Mac OS X, the PowerBook G4 comes loaded with iLife '04, including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand.
The PowerBook G4 also includes QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition and you also get a collection of graphics tools including Art Directors Toolkit, FileMaker Pro Trial, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, Graphic Converter and Zinio Reader.
Long battery battery life
The PowerBook G4 comes with a lithium-ion battery that's good for up to five hours (12-inch PowerBook), depending on configuration and use.