iBook G4 (Late 2004) - Technical Specifications

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 iBook G4 (Late 2004) - Technical Specifications

Configurations 12-inch Combo Drive 14-inch Combo Drive 14-inch SuperDrive
Model M9623LL/A M9627LL/A M9628LL/A
Processor 1.2GHz PowerPC G4 1.33GHz PowerPC G4
Level 2 Cache 512K at 1.2GHz 512K at 1.33GHz
System bus 133MHz
Memory (DDR SDRAM) 256MB PC2100 (266MHz); supports up to 1.25GB; 1 available expansion slot
Hard drive (2) 30GB ATA/100 4200 rpm 60GB ATA/100 4200 rpm
Optical drive Slot-Load Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW) Slot-Load Combo Drive (DVD/CD-RW) Slot-Load SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Graphics support ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
FireWire One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps
USB Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps each
VGA, S-video and composite video output Video mirroring supports VGA video out to an external display or projector (requires included Apple VGA Video Adapter) and S-video and composite video out to a TV or VCR (requires optional Apple Video Adapter, sold separately).
Modem (3) Built-in 56K V.92 modem
Ethernet Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Wireless support (4) AirPort Extreme built-in; optional internal Bluetooth module available
System software Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther
Software All models include Mac OS X, Classic environment, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD (5), GarageBand), iSync, iCal, DVD Player, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Chess, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink (includes 30 days of free dial-up service with activation), Quicken 2005 for Mac, World Book 2004 Edition, Nanosaur 2, Marble Blast Gold, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Zinio Reader, Apple Hardware Test
Service and support 90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty. Product contains documentation. Backup copy of software is provided on CD-ROM.
Internet access 30 days of free dial-up Internet service with EarthLink (North America only) activation. Internet access requires an Internet service account; fees may apply.
Hardware accessories Apple VGA Display Adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-ion battery
Build-to-Order Options Order a custom-configured iBook from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.

    256MB (512 total), 512MB (768 total), 1GB (1.25 total)

Hard Drive (2)

    60GB or 80GB ATA-100 4200RPM

  • AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port) M8799LL/A
  • AirPort Express Base Station M9470LL/A
  • Internal Bluetooth module
  • D-Link DBT-120 USB Bluetooth Adapter T6295ZM/A
Adapters and cables
  • Apple Video Adapter M9109G/A
  • Apple VGA Display Adaptor M8639G/A
  • Apple FireWire Cable (4-pin to 6-pin, 1.8 meter) M8706G/A
Battery and power
  • Apple Portable Power Adapter M8943LL/A
  • iBook Rechargeable Battery (12.1-inch iBook with CD-ROM) M9337G/A
  • iBook Rechargeable Battery (14.1-inch iBook) M9338G/A
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard M9270LL/A
  • Apple Wireless Mouse M9269Z/A
  • Apple Keyboard (White) M9034LL/A
  • Apple Mouse (White) M9035G/A
  • iSight M8817LL/B
  • AppleCare Protection Plan M8852LL/A
  • .Mac Subscription M9495Z/A

Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 1.2GHz or 1.33GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 512K on-chip level 2 cache running at 1.2GHz or 1.33GHz
  • 133 MHZ system bus
  • 256MB of PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SDRAM (256MB built-in and one available SO-DIMM slot) with support for up to 1.25GB


  • 30GB or 60GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive (2)
  • One of the following optical drives:
    • Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW); writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x speed, reads CD-ROM discs at up to 24x speed
    • SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW); writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed.
  • Support for external FireWire and USB storage devices


  • Choice of built-in 12.1-inch or 14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA active-matrix display
  • Support for millions of colors at 1024 x 768 pixel resolution
  • Support for resolution scaling to 800 x 600 pixel and 640 x 480 pixel resolution with millions of colors

Graphics support

  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32MB of dedicated video memory and AGP 4X support


  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11 connector) (3)
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in antennas and expansion slot for optional 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Card; (compliant with 802.11g standard; Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability) (4)
  • Optional Internal Bluetooth module available as a built-to-order option

Peripheral connections

  • Two 480 Mbps USB 2.0 ports
  • One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps (6)


  • 16-bit CD-quality stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • Support for external USB audio devices such as microphones and speakers


  • VGA video output for video mirroring on an external display or projector (24-bit color) with included Apple VGA Display Adapter.
  • S-video and composite video output to TV or projector (requires Apple Video Adapter, sold separately)


  • iBook G4 with 12.1-inch display: 50-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge (1)
  • iBook G4 with 14.1-inch display: 61-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge (1)
  • Integrated charge indicator LEDs on battery

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 numeric keypad
  • Solid-state trackpad for precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap and drag capabilities

Electrical and environmental

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-25° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Size and weight (12.1-inch model)

  • Height: 1.35 inches (3.42 cm)
  • Width: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.06 inches (23.0 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg) (7)

Size and weight: (14.1-inch model)

  • Height: 1.35 inches (3.42 cm)
  • Width: 12.7 inches (32.3 cm)
  • Depth: 10.2 inches (25.9 cm)
  • Weight: 5.9 pounds (2.7 kg) (7)
  1. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. 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.
  4. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station or AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions.
  5. You need an Apple SuperDrive to burn DVDs in iDVD, but you can save iDVD projects as an archive on iBook G4 models with a Combo Drive and later transfer them to a SuperDrive-equipped system and burn them to a DVD.
  6. Actual rates will vary.
  7. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is included.


Published Date: Apr 6, 2016