Apple PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12″ (2005)

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Summary: Discontinued (Introduced January 2005), 12″, 1.5GHz G4 PowerPC Processor, Mac OS X 10.4

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Product Name: Apple PowerBook G4
Official Page: Discontinued
Manufacturer: Apple, Inc.
Announced: January 31, 2005
Available: January 31, 2005
Status: Discontinued, Replaced by Apple MacBoook
Price: $1499 for Combo drive, $1699 SuperDrive

M9690LL/A : Combo Drive
M9691LL/A : SuperDrive
Note: On October 19, 2005, Combo Drive model discontinued, SuperDrive model dropped to $1499)

Updates over previous models:
– Increase in CPU speed from 1.33GHz to 1.5GHz
– Standard Memory increased to 512MB (256MB Built-in plus 256MB DIMM)
– Bulti-in Bluetooth 2.0
– AirPort Extreme
– Sudden motion sensor to protect hard drive
– Scrolling trackpad (uses two fingers)
– $100 price drop

Manufacturer’s Description:
Great speed, thanks to a 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 processor. Lots of memory: 512MB, to be exact. Plenty of storage, with a 5400-rpm 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive. And the power to burn with an 8x SuperDrive. The only minimalistic thing about it is its footprint, about the size of a sheet of paper. And its easygoing $1499 starting price.

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CPU: Motorola/Freescale/IBM PowerPC G4 7457B 1.5GHz (512KB L2 Cache at full CPU speed)
Front-side Bus: 167MHz
Memory: PC2700 DDR SDRAM 333MHz
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 1.5GB (256MB Built-in + 1 slot)

Display: 12″ TFT LCD
Resolution: 1024×768
Widescreen: No
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce FX Go5200 AGP 4x
Graphics Memory: 64MB Dedicated
Other: mini-DVI (VGA or DVI with adapters – expanded/dual displays)

Hard Drive Type: IDE ATA 100
Hard Drive Capacity: 5400rpm: 60GB – 100GB
Optical: CD-RW/DVD Combo or 8xSuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW
Other: Sudden motion sensor to protect hard drive

Wireless: 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme (Wi-Fi 802.11g)
Modem: 56K V.92 modem
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone: Built-in microphone, Speaker
Audio I/O: 16-bit, Line-in, stereo headphone jack
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394 (400Mbps)
PC Card: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Keyboard/Mouse: 78-Key Fullsize Keyboard(US) Trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling

Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Originally Mac OS X 10.3
Other Software: iLife ’05 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand), Mail, Dashboard, Spotlight, iChat, 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
Warranty: One year limited warranty
Apple PowerBook Drivers: included in Mac OS X or through Apple’s Software Update

Options: Lithium Ion 50 Watt Hour
Battery Life: Up to 5 hours

Width: 10.9 inches / 277mm
Depth: 8.6 inches / 218.4mm
Height: 1.18 inches / 30mm
Weight: 4.6 pounds / 2.1kg

Apple PowerBook Reviews and Articles:
CNET Asia – December 2005, Review – Information page

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