|CPU||The CPU is the brains of the computer. The faster and more powerful it is, the more quickly and efficiently you can work, play or create with your Mac.|
|Processor||1.33GHz PowerPC G4||1.33GHz PowerPC G4||1.5GHz PowerPC G4||1.67GHz PowerPC G4|
|Memory||Both the iBook and PowerBook G4 come standard with 512MB of memory (RAM). You can add more to improve overall performance and make it easier to work with larger files and run multiple applications at the same time.|
|Amount/type installed||512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM||512MB DDR PC2700 SDRAM||512MB DDR2 PC2-4200 SDRAM|
|Custom options||768MB, 1GB or 1.5GB RAM (1.5GB total installable)||768MB or 1.25GB RAM (1.25GB total installable)||1GB or 2GB RAM (2GB total installable)|
|Drives||Store files for everyday use on the large-capacity hard drives. Choose a faster disk speed to increase performance of disk-based activities such as reading/copying and saving files essential for demanding pro applications such as video and audio. Make backups and more with either a Combo drive which reads DVDs and reads and burns CDs a SuperDrive which reads and burns both DVDs and CDs. A double-layer SuperDrive lets you burn up to 8.5GB onto a single disc (DVD+R DL).|
|Hard disk (1)||40GB ATA/100||60GB ATA/100||80GB Ultra ATA/100||80GB Ultra ATA/100||120GB Ultra ATA/100|
|Hard drive speed||4200 rpm||5400 rpm|
|Data protection||Sudden Motion Sensor to help protect data in the event of a drop||Sudden Motion Sensor to help protect data in the event of a drop|
|Optical drive||Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)||SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)||SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)||Double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)|
|Custom options||60GB, 80GB or 100GB hard drive||80GB or 100GB hard drive||100GB hard drive @ 5400 rpm; Combo drive||100GB or 120GB hard drive @ 5400 rpm; 100GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm; Combo drive||100GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm; Combo drive|
|Video Hardware||View more on the bright, high-resolution displays (compared to the previous generations, the new 15-inch PowerBook G4 has 26% more pixels while the 17-inch PowerBook is 46% brighter with 36% more pixels). Plus all iBook and PowerBook G4 models come standard with up to 128MB of dedicated graphics memory. This means great 2D and 3D screen performance and support for high-resolution external displays.|
|Display type||12.1-inch TFT XGA||14.1-inch TFT XGA||12.1-inch TFT XGA||15.2-inch widescreen TFT||17-inch widescreen TFT|
|Built-in display resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||1024 x 768 pixels||1440 x 960 pixels||1680 x 1050 pixels|
|Graphics card||ATI Mobility Radeon 9550||NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200||ATI Mobility Radeon 9700|
|Video memory||32MB DDR SDRAM||64MB DDR SDRAM||128MB DDR SDRAM|
|External Displays||Connect to a wide range of external displays, projectors or even a TV using one of the supported connection types shown. The 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4 models can drive the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD display.|
|DVI (2)||-||Supported (Mini-DVI to DVI adapter included)||Supported
(Dual-link DVI built-in)
|ADC||-||Supported (DVI to ADC adapter required, sold separately)||Supported (DVI to ADC adapter required, sold separately)|
|VGA||-||Supported (up to 1024 x 768 pixels with Mini VGA to VGA adapter included)||Supported (Mini-DVI to VGA adapter included)|
|S-video/composite||Supported (up to 1024 x 768 pixels)
(requires Mini-VGA to S-video/composite adapter sold separately)
|Supported (Mini-DVI to S-video/composite adapter required, sold separately)||Supported (S-video built in. S-video to composite adapter included)|
|External display resolution (max)||1024 x 768 pixels||2048 x 1536 pixels (Apple displays supported include: 20-inch Cinema Display, 23-inch Cinema HD Display)||2560 x 1600 pixels (Apple displays supported include: 20-inch Cinema Display, 23-inch Cinema HD Display, 30-inch Cinema HD Display)|
|Dual Display Modes||Present your work on a projector, external display or even a TV with your iBook or PowerBook G4. The PowerBook G4 offers additional display modes that enable you to extend your desktop work area with a second display or work with the lid closed.|
|Video mirroring mode
Simultaneous display of desktop on both the built-in display and an external display device at the same time.
(built-in display plus an external display up to 1024 x 768 pixels)
(built-in display plus an external display up to 1024 x 768 pixels)
(built in display plus an external display up to 1440 x 960 pixels)
(built in display plus an external display up to 1680 x 1050 pixels)
|Dual display mode
Extend your work area using both the built-in display and an external display.
(built-in display plus an external display up to 2048 x 1536 pixels)
(built-in display plus an external display up to 2560 x 1600 pixels)
Work in lid-closed mode with an external keyboard, mouse and display.
external display up to 2048 x 1536 pixels)
(external display up to 2560 x 1600 pixels)
|Audio||Record and play back pristine-quality audio with analog connections as well as digital optical on the 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4 models plus connect headphones, external speakers, microphones and more.|
|Audio in||Audio in capable via USB or FireWire audio interface (sold separately)||Analog stereo line-in (minijack)||Optical digital input/line in (minijack)|
|Audio out||Headphone/analog stereo line-out (minijack)||Headphone/analog stereo line-out (minijack)||Optical digital output/headphone out (minijack)|
|Connections||Featuring two USB and one FireWire port, your iBook and 12-inch PowerBook G4 are ready to connect to a huge range of products including keyboards, mice, digital cameras and more. The 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4 feature an extra FireWire port (800Mbps) and a PC card slot for additional connectivity.|
|USB 2.0 (3)||Two ports at 480Mbps each||Two ports at 480Mbps each|
|FireWire (3)||One port at 400Mbps||One port at 400Mbps||One port at 400Mbps, one port at 800Mbps|
|PC Card||-||-||One slot supporting one Type I or Type II card|
|Communications||All Macintosh computers support industry standards for networking and communications, including 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet.|
|Wireless networking (4)||AirPort Extreme (WiFi 802.11g)||AirPort Extreme (WiFi 802.11g)|
|Ethernet||10/100 BASE-T||10/100 BASE-T||10/100/1000 BASE-T|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 2.0+EDR||Bluetooth 2.0+EDR|
|Modem (5)||56K modem||56K modem|
|Dimensions||All the features you need including optical drive, battery and more are packed into the sleek case. You get a robust portable that's light enough to go wherever you go.|
|Size (H x W x D)||1.35 x 11.2 x 9.06 inches||1.35 x 12.7 x 10.2 inches||1.18 x 10.9 x 8.6 inches||1.1 x 13.7 x 9.5 inches||1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2 inches|
|Weight (6)||4.9 pounds||5.9 pounds||4.6 pounds||5.6 pounds||6.9 pounds|
|Case material||Durable, ultratough polycarbonate||Sleek, lightweight aluminum alloy|
|Input||Use the built-in, full-size keyboard and trackpad, connect an external keyboard or mouse through the built-in USB port or connect Apple's wireless keyboard and mouse using the built-in Bluetooth support.|
|Keyboard type||Full-size keyboard||Full-size keyboard||Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor|
|Trackpad||Scrolling trackpad||Scrolling trackpad|
|Power||The iBook and PowerBook G4 both come with a battery and a variable-voltage (110V/240V) power adapter. Purchase the optional Apple World Travel Adapter Kit (sold separately) and power/charge your iBook or PowerBook G4 from most electrical AC outlets worldwide.|
|Battery life (7)||Up to 6 hours||Up to 5 hours||Up to 5.5 hours|
|Security||Mac OS X offers a variety of built-in software security features to help safeguard your files, and you can prevent theft of your iBook or Powerbook G4 with a Kensington cable lock (sold separately).|
|Anti-theft||Security cable slot||Security cable slot|
|Software||Every iBook or PowerBook G4 comes preloaded with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, a comprehensive suite of entertainment and productivity software titles, plus a full set of backup DVDs in case you need to reinstall later.|
|System||Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger||Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger|
|Bundled||iLife '05 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD(8), GarageBand), Mail, Dashboard, Spotlight, iChat AV, Safari, Sherlock, QuickTime, iSync, iCal, DVD Player, Address Book, AppleWorks, iWork (30-day trial), Classic environment, Quicken 2005 for Macintosh, 2005 World Book Multimedia Reference Suite, Nanosaur 2, Marble Blast Gold, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Zinio Reader, XCode Developer Tools and Apple Hardware Test||iLife '05 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand), Mail, Dashboard, Spotlight, iChat AV, Safari, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Address Book, Classic environment, Art Directors Toolkit, FileMaker Pro Trial, GraphicConverter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks For Mac New User Edition, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Zinio Reader, Xcode Developer Tools and Apple Hardware Test|
|Custom options||iWork '05 pre-installed||iWork '05 pre-installed||iWork '05, Logic Express, Motion 2 or Final Cut Express HD pre-installed|
|In the Box||All Macs include both printed and electronic documentation and install/restore DVDs.|
|Accessories included||Modem cable, Mini-VGA to VGA adapter, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, battery||Modem cable, Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, battery||Modem cable, DVI to VGA adapter, S-video to composite adapter, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, battery|
|Service & Support||All Macs include 90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty. Choose the AppleCare Protection Plan for up to three years of world-class support.|
- 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
- Some third-party DVI displays may not support all resolutions. Actual resolutions and refresh rates depend on the monitor.
- Actual rates will vary.
- Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Extreme Card, AirPort Base Station or AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Achieving data rates up to 54 Mbps requires that all users have an AirPort Extreme Card and connect to an AirPort Extreme Base Station. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions.
- Compatible ISP and telephone services required. Your ISP may not support all V.92 features. Modem will function according to V.90 standards if V.92 services are not available. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
- Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
- Battery life depends on configuration and use.
- Burning DVDs in iDVD requires an Apple SuperDrive, but iDVD projects can be saved as an archive on PowerBook G4 models with a Combo Drive and later transferred to a SuperDrive-equipped system and burned to a DVD. Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.