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PowerBook G4 (1GHz/867MHz) - Technical Specifications

Available Configurations

Order no.




867MHz PowerPC G4

1GHz PowerPC G4

Level 3 cache







15.2-inch (diagonal) TFT


ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM

ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 with 64MB of DDR SDRAM

Hard disk drive(1)

40GB Ultra ATA

60GB Ultra ATA

Optical drive

Slot-loading Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)


Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 connector)


Built-in 56K V.92 modem

Wireless networking(5)

AirPort Ready

Built-in AirPort Card

System Software

Mac OS X, Mac OS 9


QuickTime, iCal, iChat, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD (requires SuperDrive), DVD Player, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink (includes 30 days of free service), Acrobat Reader, Art Directors Toolkit, FAXstf, Graphic Converter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, PixelNhance, Snapz Pro X, Developer Tools, Apple Hardware Test CD

Hardware Accessories

Modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, S-video to composite adapter, DVI to VGA adapter.

Product contains electronic documentation. Backup software provided on DVD.

Limited Warranty and Service

Your PowerBook G4 comes with 90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan and get three years of service and support. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts.

Build-to-Order Options

In addition to choosing from Apple’s preconfigured systems, you can order a custom-configured PowerBook G4 from your authorized Apple reseller or the online Apple Store. Build-to-order options include processor speed, amount of RAM, hard disk capacity, and AirPort Card. Also available are additional lithium-ion batteries and power adapters, Apple flat-panel displays (2), external keyboards and mice, and third-party peripherals such as USB Zip and FireWire hard disk drives.

Apple Studio Display (17-inch flat panel) M7649ZM/A

AirPort Card M7600LL/D

Apple Cinema Display (22-inch flat panel) M8058ZM/A

AirPort Base Station M8209LL/A

Apple Cinema HD Display (23-inch flat panel) M8537ZM/A

Apple Pro Mouse (White) M8690G/A

Apple Portable Power Adapter M8743LL/A

Apple Pro Keyboard (White) M8691G/A

Apple DVI to ADC Adapter M8661LL/A

iPod (5GB) M8513LL/A

Apple DVI to VGA Adapter M8754G/A

iPod (10GB) M8737LL/A

D-Link DWB-120M USB Bluetooth Adapter T4728G/A

iPod (20GB) M8738LL/A

PowerBook G4 Rechargeable Battery M8244G/B

AppleCare Protection Plan M8109LL/A

.Mac subscription M8778LL/A

Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

867MHz or 1GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine

1MB of DDR SRAM level 3 cache

133MHz system bus

256MB or 512MB of PC133 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 1GB

Video and graphics support

Built-in 2D/3D graphics acceleration through an integrated ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 32MB or 64MB of DDR SDRAM video memory

Support for dual display and video mirroring: Millions of colors on the built-in display and on an external display at up to 2048 by 1536 pixels (8)

Support for a single external display: Millions of colors on an external display at up to 2048 by 1536 pixels (8)

DVI output port

VGA output with included Apple DVI to VGA Adapter

S-video output port

Composite output support with included S-video to composite adapter

Battery and power

61-watt-hour lithium-ion battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 5 hours of battery life (4)

Power adapter with cable management system

Power adapter port


40GB or 60GB 4200-rpm Ultra ATA/66 hard drive with up to ultra fast 298Mbps raw data rate.(1)

One of the following slot-loading optical drives:

Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW); reads DVDs at 8x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at 8x speed, reads CDs at 24x speed

SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW); writes DVD-R discs at 1x speed, reads DVDs at 6x speed, writes CD-R discs at 8x speed, writes CD-RW discs at 4x speed, reads CDs at 24x speed


15.2-inch (diagonal) built-in TFT display

Supports millions of colors at 1280-by-854-pixel resolution

Support for resolutions of 1280 by 854, 1152 by 768, 896 by 600, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio

Support for resolutions of 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio

Keyboard and trackpad

Built-in full-size keyboard with 77 (U.S.) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and embedded keypad

Solid-state trackpad provides precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities


Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Built-in 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11 connector) (6)

Built-in 11-Mbps AirPort Card (IEEE 802.11b DSSS compliant) in 1GHz configuration; 867MHz configuration is AirPort ready (5)


Audio line in (minijack)

Headphone out (minijack)

Two built-in stereo speakers

Internal omnidirectional microphone

Electrical and environmental requirements

Meets ENERGY STAR requirements

Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC

Frequency: 50 to 60Hz

Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)

Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)

Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing

Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet


One 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) port (7)

Two 12-Mbps USB ports

One PC Card/CardBus slot supporting one Type I or Type II card


Kensington cable lock slot

Keyboard lock

Size and weight

Height: 1.0 inch (2.6 cm)

Width: 13.4 inches (34.1 cm)

Depth: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)

Weight: 5.4 pounds (2.45 kg) with battery and optical drive installed(3)

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

  2. Connection to Apple flat-panel displays requires Apple DVI to ADC Adapter (sold separately).

  3. 867MHz model starts at 5.4 pounds with battery and optical drive installed. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

  4. Battery life depends on configuration and use.

  5. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort. Range may vary with site conditions.

  6. Compatible ISP and telephone services required. Your ISP may not support all V.92 features. Modem will function according to V.90 standards if V.92 services are not available. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.

  7. Actual rates will vary.

  8. Some third-party DVI displays may not support all resolutions.

Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product includes electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is included. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.