PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Family: PowerBook G3/G4
Gestalt ID: 406
Minimum OS: 9.2.1
Maximum OS: 10.4.11
Introduced: October 2001
Terminated: July 2002
CPU: PowerPC 7450 "G4"
CPU Speed: 550/667 MHz
Bus Speed: 100/133 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
ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM
RAM Type: PC133 SO-DIMM
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 1152x768
GPU: ATI Radeon Mobility 4x AGP
VRAM: 16 MB
Video Out: VGA, S-Video
Hard Drive: 20 GB (550 MHz)/30 GB (667 MHz) /48 GB BTO
ATA Bus: ATA-66
Optical Drive: 6X DVD-ROM or 24x8x4x4x CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Audio Out: 16 bit stereo mini
Modem: 56 kBs
Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b (standard in 667 MHz)
Power: 50 Watts
Dimensions: 1" H x 13.4" W x 9.5" D
Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Announced in October 2001, the PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) was a speed-bump to the original PowerBook G4. In addition to faster processor speeds, the Powerbook G4 (GE) included a better graphics card, an on-chip L2 cache, and a faster system bus on the high-end model.
The PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) shipped in two configurations. The 550 MHz model, with 128 MB of RAM and a 20 GB hard drive was $2,199, and the 667 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, a 133 MHz system-bus, a 30 GB hard drive and a pre-installed Airport card was $2,999. There was also a 512 MB/48 GB/Airport BTO configuration for $3599.
Just a few weeks later, the G4 (Gigabit) was further enhanced, with the inclusion of a CD-R/DVD-ROM "Combo Drive," and twice the ammount of RAM across the entire line.
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