PowerBook G4 (12” DVI)

Introduced: September 2003
Terminated: April 2004


The PowerBook G4 (12” DVI) improved the speed of the previous model.  It was still housed in an aluminum casing that was smaller than the compact 12.1” iBook.  It ran at 1.0Ghz and had 40Gb of hard drive space.  It had a slot loading Combo or SuperDrive and 256Mb of RAM.  It also upgraded the mini-VGA port to mini-DVI and upgraded the USB ports to the new 2.0 standard.


Building on the success of the PowerBook G4 (12”), the PowerBook G4 (12” DVI) added new features to the smallest professional level Apple laptop.  The Combo drive configuration was available for $1,799 and the SuperDrive configuration was $1999.


PowerBook G4 (12” DVI)


Processor: PowerPC 7447 (G4)
Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz
Benchmarks: 1.0 GHz: 516
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512 KB on-chip (1:1) L2
System Bus: 133 MHz
Hard Drive: 40 GB 4200-rpm
Media: Slot-loading Combo or 2x/8x/16x/4x/24x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Weight and Dimensions (US): 4.6 lbs., 1.18” H x 10.9” W x 8.6” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.1 kg, 3.0 cm H x 27.7 cm W x 21.9 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.2.7
Later Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (PowerBook) 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.5
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: 256 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.25 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - PC2100 DDR266 200-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200
ATI Card Model:—
Graphics Connection: 4x AGP (card is 8x)
Graphics Memory: 32 MB DDR
Built-in Display: 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Resolutions: 1024 x 768 (native), 800 x 600, 640 x 480
Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
Display Connection: 1 - Mini-DVI (DVI, VGA, Composite and S-video with adapter)
Expansion Slots: None
Expansion Bays: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Motion Sensor: None
Backup Battery: None
Power Adapter: 45 W Apple Power Adapter
System Battery: 47 Wh Lithium Ion
Battery Life: Up to 5 hours
Max Watts:—
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: Optional AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k v92
ADB: None
Serial: None
SCSI: None
USB: 2 - 480 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s (7W)
Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, Built-in microphone (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 3 - Built-in speakers (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in September 2003, the PowerBook G4 (12” DVI) was discontinued in April 2004.



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