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Archived - PowerBook G4 (12-inch): Adapters and Resolutions

Learn about the different style video output ports offered for the PowerBook G4 (12-inch), PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) and PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) computers as well as the resolutions that work with them. For iBook adapters, see technical document 88396, "iBook: Adapters and Resolutions".
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Video Adapter





The Apple Video Adapter has an S-video connector as well as a composite video style connector, which is a convenient way to connect the PowerBook to a television or a video projector.

The Apple Video Adapter does not work with earlier iBook computers with an VGA output port, and will not work with the iMac (Flat Panel) computer's VGA output port. This adapter is included with the PowerBook G4 (12-inch) computer.

Compatible computers

  • iBook (16 VRAM)
  • iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM)
  • iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM)
  • iBook (32 VRAM)
  • iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch)

Resolutions

NTSC Resolutions

  • 640 by 480 60 Hz (NTSC)
  • 800 by 600 60 Hz (NTSC)
  • 1024 by 768 60 Hz (NTSC)

PAL Resolutions

  • 640 by 480 50 Hz (PAL)
  • 800 by 600 50 Hz (PAL)
  • 1024 by 768 50 Hz (PAL)

Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter





The Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter allows the PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) or PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) to be connected to a display with a standard DVI-D connector. This adapter can also be used to connect an Apple flat-panel display with an ADC connector with the help of the Apple DVI to ADC Adapter (sold separately).

The Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter does not work with PowerBook G4 (12-inch) computers, and will not work with the iMac (Flat Panel) computer's VGA output port. This adapter is included in the box with PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) and PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) computers.

Compatible computers

  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz)

Resolutions

  • 640 by 480 pixels at 60 Hz
  • 800 by 600 pixels at 75 Hz
  • 1024 by 768 pixels at 75 Hz

Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter





The Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter allows the PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) or PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) to be connected to a VGA display.

The Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter does not work with PowerBook G4 (12-inch) computers, and will not work with the iMac (Flat Panel) computer's VGA output port. This adapter is included in the box with PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) and PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) computers.

Compatible computers

  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz)

Resolutions

  • 640 by 480 pixels at 60 Hz
  • 800 by 600 pixels at 75 Hz
  • 1024 by 768 pixels at 75 Hz

Apple Mini-DVI to S-Video/Composite Adapter





The Apple Mini-DVI to S-Video/Composite Adapter has an S-video connector as well as a composite video style connector, which is a convenient way to connect the PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) or PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) to a television or a video projector.

The Apple Mini-DVI to S-Video/Composite Adapter does not work with PowerBook G4 (12-inch) computers, and will not work with the iMac (Flat Panel) computer's VGA output port. This adapter does not come with the PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI), PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) or PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz) computer, but can be purchased from the Apple Store.

Compatible computers

  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz)
  • PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz)

Resolutions

NTSC Resolutions

  • 640 by 480 60 Hz (NTSC)
  • 800 by 600 60 Hz (NTSC)
  • 1024 by 768 60 Hz (NTSC)

PAL Resolutions

  • 640 by 480 50 Hz (PAL)
  • 800 by 600 50 Hz (PAL)
  • 1024 by 768 50 Hz (PAL)
Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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