PowerBook G4 (15” 1.5/1.33GHz)

Introduced: April 2004
Terminated: January 2005


The 15” 1.5/1.33GHz model of the PowerBook G4 line had a hard drive with either 60 or 80Gb of space.  It came with either a slot loading Combo drive or SuperDrive and had 256Mb of RAM.


The release of the PowerBook G4 family in three sizes offered a speed bump to the entire PowerBook line.  They featured faster logicboard designs and improved graphics abilities.  AirPort Extreme cards were now standard in all of the machines.

By releasing all three models at the same time, the PowerBook G4 family was now on the same schedule for future releases.


Processor Speed: 1.33 or 1.5 GHz
Benchmarks: 1.33 GHz: 673, 1.5 GHz: 807
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512 KB on-chip (1:1) L2
System Bus: 167 MHz
Hard Drive: 60 or 80 GB 4200-rpm or 80 GB 5400-rpm
Media: DVD/CD-RW or 4x/8x/16x/8x/24x DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive
Weight and Dimensions (US): 5.7 lbs., 1.1” H x 13.7” W x 9.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.6 kg, 2.8 cm H x 34.8 cm W x 24.1 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3.3 (7G43)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3.4 (7L46) or 10.4 (8A428)
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (PowerBook) 2.5, 2.5.2
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 2 - PC2700 DDR333 200-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Card Model: ATY,RV360M11
Graphics Connection: 4x AGP
Graphics Memory: 64 or 128 MB DDR
Built-in Display: 15.2-inch (diagonal) TFT

Resolutions: 1280 x 854 (native), 1152 x 768, 896 x 600, 720 x 480, and 640 x 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 1024 x 768, 800 x 600 and 640 x 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio
Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
Display Connection: DVI and S-video
Expansion Slots: Single Type I or II (CardBus compliant)
Expansion Bays: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Motion Sensor: None
Backup Battery: 922-6007
Power Adapter: 65 W Apple Portable Power Adapter
System Battery: 50 Wh Lithium Ion
Battery Life: Up to 4.5 hours
Max Watts:—
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: Built-in AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k v92
ADB: 1 - Internal for Trackpad
Serial: None
SCSI: None
USB: 2 - 480 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s, 1 - 800 MBit/s (14W total power)
Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, Built-in microphone (24-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 3 - Built-in speakers (24-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in April 2004, the PowerBook G4 (15” 1.5/1.33GHz) was discontinued in January 2005.



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