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The PowerBook G4 -- the last professional Apple notebook series to use the PowerPC processor -- shipped from 2001 until 2006. All use either titanium or aluminum case designs that were thin for their day. The PowerBook G4 was replaced by the MacBook Pro series. Complete PowerBook G4 technical specs are below.

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Systems with "Ti" by the name use titanium cases, and systems with "Al" by the name use aluminum cases. Asterisks indicate that important details are provided on the applicable specs page.

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1 Apple Computer Processor PowerBook G4 400 (Original - Ti) 400 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 9, 2001 Disc. Date: October 16, 2001
Order No: M7952LL/A Model No: M5884 (EMC 1854)
Subfamily: PowerBook G4 Model ID: PowerBook3,2
Std. RAM: 128 MB Std. VRAM: 8 MB
Std. HD: 10 GB Std. Optical: 6X DVD-ROM
Complete PowerBook G4 400 (Original - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 500 (Original - Ti) 500 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 9, 2001 Disc. Date: October 16, 2001
Order No: M7710LL/A Model No: M5884 (EMC 1854)
Subfamily: PowerBook G4 Model ID: PowerBook3,2
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 8 MB
Std. HD: 20 GB Std. Optical: 6X DVD-ROM
Complete PowerBook G4 500 (Original - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit - Ti) 550 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4)
Intro. Date: October 16, 2001* Disc. Date: April 29, 2002
Order No: M8362LL/A* Model No: M8407 (EMC 1895)
Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet Model ID: PowerBook3,3
Std. RAM: 128 MB, 256 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 20 GB Std. Optical: 6X DVD-ROM*
Complete PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit - Ti) 667 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4)
Intro. Date: October 16, 2001* Disc. Date: April 29, 2002
Order No: M8363LL/A* Model No: M8407 (EMC 1895)
Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet Model ID: PowerBook3,3
Std. RAM: 256 MB, 512 MB Std. VRAM: 16 MB
Std. HD: 30 GB Std. Optical: 6X DVD-ROM*
Complete PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 667 (DVI - Ti) 667 MHz PowerPC 7451 (G4)
Intro. Date: April 29, 2002 Disc. Date: November 6, 2002
Order No: M8591LL/A Model No: A1001 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: DVI Model ID: PowerBook3,4
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 30 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 667 (DVI - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 800 (DVI - Ti) 800 MHz PowerPC 7451 (G4)
Intro. Date: April 29, 2002 Disc. Date: November 6, 2002
Order No: M8592LL/A Model No: A1001 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: DVI Model ID: PowerBook3,4
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 800 (DVI - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. Date: November 6, 2002 Disc. Date: September 16, 2003
Order No: M8858LL/A Model No: A1025 (EMC 1931)
Subfamily: 1 GHz/867 MHz Model ID: PowerBook3,5
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. Date: November 6, 2002 Disc. Date: September 16, 2003
Order No: M8859LL/A Model No: A1025 (EMC 1931)
Subfamily: 1 GHz/867 MHz Model ID: PowerBook3,5
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 1X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 867 12" (Al) 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 7, 2003 Disc. Date: September 16, 2003
Order No: M8760LL/A Model No: A1010 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 12-Inch Model ID: PowerBook6,1
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 867 12" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.0 17" (Al) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. Date: January 7, 2003 Disc. Date: September 16, 2003
Order No: M8793LL/A Model No: A1013 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 17-Inch Model ID: PowerBook5,1
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.0 17" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.0 12" (DVI - Al) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4)
Intro. Date: September 16, 2003 Disc. Date: April 19, 2004
Order No: M9007LL/A* Model No: A1010 (EMC 1986)
Subfamily: 12-Inch DVI Model ID: PowerBook6,2
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 32 MB
Std. HD: 40 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"*
Complete PowerBook G4 1.0 12" (DVI - Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.0 15" (FW800 - Al) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4)
Intro. Date: September 16, 2003 Disc. Date: April 19, 2004
Order No: M8980LL/A Model No: A1046 (EMC 1960)
Subfamily: 15-Inch FW800 Model ID: PowerBook5,2
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.0 15" (FW800 - Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.25 15" (FW800 - Al) 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4)
Intro. Date: September 16, 2003 Disc. Date: April 19, 2004
Order No: M8981LL/A Model No: A1046 (EMC 1960)
Subfamily: 15-Inch FW800 Model ID: PowerBook5,2
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.25 15" (FW800 - Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.33 17" (Al) 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447 (G4)
Intro. Date: September 16, 2003 Disc. Date: April 19, 2004
Order No: M9110LL/A Model No: A1052 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 17-Inch 1.33 GHz Model ID: PowerBook5,3
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.33 17" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.33 12" (Al) 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: April 19, 2004 Disc. Date: January 31, 2005
Order No: M9183LL/A* Model No: A1010 (EMC 1986)
Subfamily: 12-Inch 1.33 GHz Model ID: PowerBook6,4
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"*
Complete PowerBook G4 1.33 12" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.33 15" (Al) 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: April 19, 2004 Disc. Date: January 31, 2005
Order No: M9421LL/A Model No: A1095 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 15-Inch 1.5/1.33 Model ID: PowerBook5,4
Std. RAM: 256 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.33 15" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (Al) 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: April 19, 2004 Disc. Date: January 31, 2005
Order No: M9422LL/A Model No: A1095 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 15-Inch 1.5/1.33 Model ID: PowerBook5,4
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.5 17" (Al) 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: April 19, 2004 Disc. Date: January 31, 2005
Order No: M9462LL/A Model No: A1085 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 17-Inch 1.5 GHz Model ID: PowerBook5,5
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (4200 RPM) Std. Optical: 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.5 17" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.5 12" (Al) 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: January 31, 2005 Disc. Date: May 16, 2006*
Order No: M9690LL/A* Model No: A1104 (EMC 2030)
Subfamily: 12-Inch 1.5 GHz Model ID: PowerBook6,8
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 60, 80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"*
Complete PowerBook G4 1.5 12" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (SMS/BT2 - Al) 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: January 31, 2005 Disc. Date: October 19, 2005
Order No: M9676LL/A Model No: A1106 (EMC 2029)
Subfamily: 15-Inch 1.67/1.5 Model ID: PowerBook5,6
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (SMS/BT2 - Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (Al) 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: January 31, 2005 Disc. Date: October 19, 2005
Order No: M9677LL/A Model No: A1106 (EMC 2029)
Subfamily: 15-Inch 1.67/1.5 Model ID: PowerBook5,6
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 64 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (Al) 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: January 31, 2005 Disc. Date: October 19, 2005
Order No: M9689LL/A Model No: A1107 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 17-Inch 1.67 GHz Model ID: PowerBook5,7
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 128 MB
Std. HD: 100 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (DLSD/HR - Al) 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: October 19, 2005 Disc. Date: January 10, 2006*
Order No: M9969LL/A Model No: A1138 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 15-Inch DL SD Model ID: PowerBook5,8
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 128 MB
Std. HD: 80 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 2.4X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (DLSD/HR - Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (DLSD/HR - Al) 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. Date: October 19, 2005 Disc. Date: April 24, 2006
Order No: M9970LL/A Model No: A1139 (EMC N/A)
Subfamily: 17-Inch DL SD Model ID: PowerBook5,9
Std. RAM: 512 MB Std. VRAM: 128 MB
Std. HD: 120 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 2.4X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (DLSD/HR - Al) Specs





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