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Mac Systems > Apple > PowerBook G4 | Also see: MacBook Pro

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.

For answers to all your PowerBook G4 questions, check out the PowerBook G4 Q&A.

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Click the triangle to the left of a system to open "Quick Specs" -- identifiers and basic configuration details -- and click on the name or image for complete specifications. You also can lookup a PowerBook G4 by its serial number and other identifiers.

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. January 9, 2001 Disc. October 16, 2001
Order M7952LL/A Model M5884 (EMC 1854)
Family PowerBook G4 ID PowerBook3,2
RAM 128 MB VRAM 8 MB
Storage 10 GB Optical 6X DVD-ROM
Complete PowerBook G4 400 (Original - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 500 (Original - Ti) 500 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4)
Intro. January 9, 2001 Disc. October 16, 2001
Order M7710LL/A Model M5884 (EMC 1854)
Family PowerBook G4 ID PowerBook3,2
RAM 256 MB VRAM 8 MB
Storage 20 GB Optical 6X DVD-ROM
Complete PowerBook G4 500 (Original - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit - Ti) 550 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4)
Intro. October 16, 2001* Disc. April 29, 2002
Order M8362LL/A* Model M8407 (EMC 1895)
Family Gigabit Ethernet ID PowerBook3,3
RAM 128 MB, 256 MB VRAM 16 MB
Storage 20 GB Optical 6X DVD-ROM*
Complete PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit - Ti) 667 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4)
Intro. October 16, 2001* Disc. April 29, 2002
Order M8363LL/A* Model M8407 (EMC 1895)
Family Gigabit Ethernet ID PowerBook3,3
RAM 256 MB, 512 MB VRAM 16 MB
Storage 30 GB Optical 6X DVD-ROM*
Complete PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 667 (DVI - Ti) 667 MHz PowerPC 7451 (G4)
Intro. April 29, 2002 Disc. November 6, 2002
Order M8591LL/A Model A1001 (EMC N/A)
Family DVI ID PowerBook3,4
RAM 256 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 30 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 667 (DVI - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 800 (DVI - Ti) 800 MHz PowerPC 7451 (G4)
Intro. April 29, 2002 Disc. November 6, 2002
Order M8592LL/A Model A1001 (EMC N/A)
Family DVI ID PowerBook3,4
RAM 512 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 40 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 800 (DVI - Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. November 6, 2002 Disc. September 16, 2003
Order M8858LL/A Model A1025 (EMC 1931)
Family 1 GHz/867 MHz ID PowerBook3,5
RAM 256 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 40 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. November 6, 2002 Disc. September 16, 2003
Order M8859LL/A Model A1025 (EMC 1931)
Family 1 GHz/867 MHz ID PowerBook3,5
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 1X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) Specs
PowerBook G4 867 12" (Al) 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. January 7, 2003 Disc. September 16, 2003
Order M8760LL/A Model A1010 (EMC N/A)
Family 12-Inch ID PowerBook6,1
RAM 256 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 40 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 8X "Combo Drive"
Complete PowerBook G4 867 12" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.0 17" (Al) 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4)
Intro. January 7, 2003 Disc. September 16, 2003
Order M8793LL/A Model A1013 (EMC N/A)
Family 17-Inch ID PowerBook5,1
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60 GB (4200 RPM) 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. September 16, 2003 Disc. April 19, 2004
Order M9007LL/A* Model A1010 (EMC 1986)
Family 12-Inch DVI ID PowerBook6,2
RAM 256 MB VRAM 32 MB
Storage 40 GB (4200 RPM) 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. September 16, 2003 Disc. April 19, 2004
Order M8980LL/A Model A1046 (EMC 1960)
Family 15-Inch FW800 ID PowerBook5,2
RAM 256 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60 GB (4200 RPM) 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. September 16, 2003 Disc. April 19, 2004
Order M8981LL/A Model A1046 (EMC 1960)
Family 15-Inch FW800 ID PowerBook5,2
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (4200 RPM) 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. September 16, 2003 Disc. April 19, 2004
Order M9110LL/A Model A1052 (EMC N/A)
Family 17-Inch 1.33 GHz ID PowerBook5,3
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 2X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.33 17" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.33 12" (Al) 1.33 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. April 19, 2004 Disc. January 31, 2005
Order M9183LL/A* Model A1010 (EMC 1986)
Family 12-Inch 1.33 GHz ID PowerBook6,4
RAM 256 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60 GB (4200 RPM) 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. April 19, 2004 Disc. January 31, 2005
Order M9421LL/A Model A1095 (EMC N/A)
Family 15-Inch 1.5/1.33 ID PowerBook5,4
RAM 256 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60 GB (4200 RPM) 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. April 19, 2004 Disc. January 31, 2005
Order M9422LL/A Model A1095 (EMC N/A)
Family 15-Inch 1.5/1.33 ID PowerBook5,4
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.5 17" (Al) 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. April 19, 2004 Disc. January 31, 2005
Order M9462LL/A Model A1085 (EMC N/A)
Family 17-Inch 1.5 GHz ID PowerBook5,5
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (4200 RPM) Optical 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.5 17" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.5 12" (Al) 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. January 31, 2005 Disc. May 16, 2006*
Order M9690LL/A* Model A1104 (EMC 2030)
Family 12-Inch 1.5 GHz ID PowerBook6,8
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 60, 80 GB (5400 RPM) 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. January 31, 2005 Disc. October 19, 2005
Order M9676LL/A Model A1106 (EMC 2029)
Family 15-Inch 1.67/1.5 ID PowerBook5,6
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (5400 RPM) 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. January 31, 2005 Disc. October 19, 2005
Order M9677LL/A Model A1106 (EMC 2029)
Family 15-Inch 1.67/1.5 ID PowerBook5,6
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (Al) Specs
PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (Al) 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4)
Intro. January 31, 2005 Disc. October 19, 2005
Order M9689LL/A Model A1107 (EMC N/A)
Family 17-Inch 1.67 GHz ID PowerBook5,7
RAM 512 MB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 100 GB (5400 RPM) 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. October 19, 2005 Disc. January 10, 2006*
Order M9969LL/A Model A1138 (EMC N/A)
Family 15-Inch DL SD ID PowerBook5,8
RAM 512 MB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 80 GB (5400 RPM) 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. October 19, 2005 Disc. April 24, 2006
Order M9970LL/A Model A1139 (EMC N/A)
Family 17-Inch DL SD ID PowerBook5,9
RAM 512 MB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 120 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 2.4X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (DLSD/HR - Al) Specs





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