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Apple PowerBook Specifications Page - January 2003 and Previous PowerBook Models Compared

The Table below shows the major specifications and features for Apple PowerBooks. Different configurations for the PowerBooks are based on Apple's Online Store and PowerBook pages. Vendors' configurations may vary.

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January 2003 PowerBooks
PowerBook
Model/Mhz

12.1" Screen

G4/867
(#M8760LL/A)

15.2" Screen

G4/867
(#M8858LL/A )

and

G4/1GHz
(#M8859LL/A )

17" Screen

G4/1GHz
(#M8793LL/A )

Cache

L2 cache - 256K DDR

L3 cache - none

L2 cache - 256K DDR

L3 cache - 1MB DDR

L2 cache - 256K DDR

L3 cache - 1MB DDR

Price Information

MSRP: $1,799

Small Dog
DealZone

MSRP: $2,299 & $2,799

Small Dog
DealZone

MSRP: $3,299

Small Dog
DealZone

Bus Speed
(Mhz)

133MHz 133 MHz 167MHz

RAM
(MAX)

256MB (2x 128MB)
PC2100 DDR SDRAM
(640 MB max)
256MB or 512MB
PC133 SDRAM
(1GB max)
512MB
PC2700 DDR SDRAM
(1GB max)

Graphics Support

NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go
32MB DDR SDRAM
4x AGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
32MB or 64MB DDR SDRAM
4x AGP
NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go
64MB DDR SDRAM
4x AGP

Expansion
Slots

None 1 Cardbus slot
(type I & II support)
1 Cardbus slot
(type II support only)

Hard Drive

40GB Ultra ATA/100
4200rpm
40 or 60GB Ultra ATA/66
4200rpm
60GB Ultra ATA/100
4200rpm

Optical Drive

Combination drive
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R - 24x
CD-RW write - 10x

Combination drive
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R & RW write - 8x

or

"SuperDrive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 6x
DVD write 1x
CD-R write - 8x
CD-RW write - 4x

"SuperDrive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 6x
DVD write 1x
CD-R write - 8x
CD-RW write - 4x

Communication

56k V.92 modem
10/100 BT Ethernet
AirPort Extreme (56 Mbps) ready
Bluetooth 1.1 built in
56k V.92 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort (11Mbps) ready or installed
56k V.92 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort Extreme (56 Mbps) installed
Bluetooth 1.1 built in

Connectivity

2 USB 1.1 Ports
1 FireWire 400 Port
Audio in & out
video out port
2 USB 1.1 Ports
1 FireWire 400 Port
Audio in & out
DVI-I port
2 USB 1.1 Ports
1 FireWire 400 Port
1 FireWire 800 Port
Audio in & out
DVI-I port

 Screen

12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

1600 x 1200 support on external display

15.2" TFT

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

2048 x 1536 support on external display

17" TFT

16:10 aspect ratio
1440 x 900

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

2048 x 1536 support on external display

Weight 4.6 lbs 5.4 lbs 6.8 lbs
Notes Has third speaker for midrange. Left over from November 2002 lineup (see below...) Ambient light sensor controls keyboard illumination and screen brightness. First Mac with FireWire 800. DVD write speed originally listed as 2x, later downgraded to 1x.
November 2002 PowerBooks
PowerBook
Model/Mhz

"Titanium"
PowerBook G4/867

(#M8858LL/A)

L2 cache - 256K

L3 cache - 1 MB DDR

"Titanium"
PowerBook G4/1GHz

(#Z07C )

L2 cache- 256K

L3 cache - 1 MB DDR

"Titanium"
PowerBook G4/1GHz

(#M8859LL/A)

L2 cache- 256K

L3 cache - 1 MB DDR

Price Information

MSRP: $2,299

Small Dog
DealZone

MSRP: $2,799

Apple Store Only

MSRP: $2,999

Small Dog
DealZone

Bus Speed
(Mhz)

133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz

RAM
(MAX)

256 MB
(1 GB max)
512 MB
(1 GB max)
512
(1 GB max)

Graphics Support

ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
32 MB DDR
4x AGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
64 MB DDR
4x AGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
64 MB DDR
4x AGP

Expansion
Slots

1 CardBus slot 1 CardBus slot 1 CardBus slot

Hard Drive

40GB Ultra ATA/66
(4200 rpm)
60GB Ultra ATA/66
(4200 rpm)
60GB Ultra ATA/66
(4200 rpm)

Optical Drive

"Combination drive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R & RW write - 8x

 

"Combination drive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R & RW write - 8x

 

"SuperDrive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 6x
DVD write 1x
CD-R write - 8x
CD-RW write - 4x

Communication

56k V.92 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort Ready

56k V.92 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort built in

56k V.92 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet AirPort built in

Connectivity

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio in & out
DVI port

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio in & out
DVI-I port

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio in & out
DVI-I port

 Screen

15.2" TFT Active Matrix

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

15.2" TFT Active Matrix

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

15.2" TFT Active Matrix

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

Notes No Infrared No Infrared No Infrared
April 2002 PowerBooks
PowerBook
Model/Mhz

"Titanium" PowerBook G4/667

L2 cache
256K @ 667 MHz

L3 cache
1 MB DDR @ 167 MHz

(April 2002)

"Titanium" PowerBook G4/800

L2 cache
256K @ 800 MHz

L3 cache
1 MB DDR @ 200 MHz

(April 2002)

"Titanium" PowerBook G4/800

L2 cache
256K @ 800 MHz

L3 cache
1 MB DDR @ 200 MHz

(April 2002)

Price Information

MSRP: $2,499

MSRP: $3,199

MSRP: $3,799

 

Bus Speed
(Mhz)

133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz

RAM
(MAX)

256 MB
(1 GB max)
512 MB
(1 GB max)
1 GB
(1 GB max)

Graphics Support

ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
32 MB DDR
4x AGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
32 MB DDR
4x AGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
32 MB DDR
4x AGP

Expansion
Slots

1 CardBus slot 1 CardBus slot 1 CardBus slot

Hard Drive

30GB Ultra ATA/66
(4200 rpm)
40GB Ultra ATA/66
(4200 rpm)
60GB Ultra ATA/66
(5400 rpm)

Optical Drive

"Combination drive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R & RW - 8x

 

"Combination drive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R & RW - 8x

 

"Combination drive"
CD read - 24x
DVD read - 8x
CD R & RW - 8x

Communication

56k V.90 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort Ready

56k V.90 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort built in

56k V.90 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort built in

Connectivity

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio in & out
DVI port

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio in & out
DVI-I port

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio in & out
DVI-I port

 Screen

15.2" TFT Active Matrix

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

15.2" TFT Active Matrix

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

15.2" TFT Active Matrix

3:2 aspect ratio
1280 x 854

4:3 aspect ratio
1024 x 768

Notes No Infrared No Infrared No Infrared
Specs for all models in this line...

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