PowerBook G4 (DVI)


Family: PowerBook G3/G4

Codename: Ivory

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.2.2

Maximum OS: 10.4.11

Introduced: April 2002

Terminated: November 2002


CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 667/800 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

Level 3 Cache: 1 MB backside, 2:1

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM


Minimum RAM Speed: 133 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 1 GB

Expansion Slots: 1 PC Card (Type I or II)


Screen: 15.2" active matrix TFT

Monitor: 24 bit 1280x854

GPU: ATI Radeon 7500 Mobility 4x AGP


Video Out: DVI, S-Video


Hard Drive: 30/40 GB 4200 RPM

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x/8x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM


USB: 2

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: 16 bit stereo mini

Audio In: 16 bit stereo mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 55 Watts

Dimensions: 1" H x 13.4" W x 9.5" D

Weight: 5.4 lbs.

Announced in April 2002, The PowerBook G4 (DVI) was essentially a speed-bump of the PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet). There were, however, a few architectural changes. The Audio input, which had been omitted beginning with the original PowerBook G4, returned, along with a new DVI video out, which could be converted to either VGA or ADC using special adapters. Also included were larger hard drives, faster graphics, a higher-resolution screen, and CD-RW/DVD-ROM drives accorss the line.

The PowerBook G4 (DVI) came in two configurations: a 667 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM and a 30 GB hard drive for $2499, and an 800 MHz model, with 512 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive and a built-in AirPort card for $3199. Both models were discontinued in November 2002.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.