PowerBook G4 (DVI) - Technical Specifications

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PowerBook G4 (DVI) - Technical Specifications
Order no. M8591LL/A M8592LL/A
Processor 667MHz PowerPC G4 800MHz PowerPC G4
Level 3 cache (DDR SDRAM) 1MB with 2.6-GBps throughput 1MB with 3.2-GBps throughput
Memory (PC133 SDRAM) 256MB 512MB
Display 15.2-inch (diagonal) TFT 15.2-inch (diagonal) TFT
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
Hard disk drive1 30GB Ultra ATA 40GB Ultra ATA
Optical drive Slot-loading Combo
Slot-loading Combo
Wireless networking5 AirPort ready Built-in AirPort Card
Ethernet Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T
Modem6 56K 56K
All models include a built-in keyboard and trackpad; modem cable; power adapter; S-video to composite adapter; DVI to VGA adapter; Mac OS X v10.1, Mac OS 9.2, QuickTime 5, iMovie 2, iTunes 2, iPhoto, Mac OS X Mail, Acrobat Reader, Art Directors Toolkit, EarthLink, FAXstf, Graphic Converter, Microsoft Internet Explorer, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, PCalc, PixelNhance, and Snapz Pro X software; Apple Hardware Test CD; complete setup, learning, and reference documentation; limited warranty; and 30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink.
Internet access requires an Internet service account; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is provided on CD-ROM.
Product Order no.
AirPort Card M7600LL/D
AirPort Base Station M8209LL/A
Apple Portable Power Adapter M8743LL/A
Apple Pro Keyboard (White) M8733LL/A
Apple Pro Mouse (White) M8732ZM/A
Apple DVI to ADC Adapter M8661LL/A
Apple DVI to VGA Adapter M8754G/A
Final Cut Pro 3 M8562Z/A
iPod (5GB) M8513LL/A
iPod (10GB) M8709LL/A
PowerBook G4 Rechargeable Battery M8244G/B
AppleCare Protection Plan M8109LL/A
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 667MHz or 800MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine
  • 1MB of DDR SDRAM level 3 cache
  • 133MHz system bus
  • 256MB or 512MB of PC133 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 1GB


  • 30GB or 40GB 4200-rpm Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive (60GB 5400-rpm drive available in build-to order computers)1
  • Slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) reads DVDs at 8x and CDs at 24x; writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at 8x


  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in 56K V.90 modem (RJ-11 connector)6
  • Built-in 11-Mbps AirPort Card (IEEE 802.11 DSSS compliant) in 800MHz configuration; 667MHz configuration is AirPort ready5


  • One 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) port10
  • Two 12-Mbps USB ports
  • One PC Card/CardBus slot supporting one Type I or Type II card

Video and graphics support

  • Built-in 2D/3D graphics acceleration through an integrated ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 32MB 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 pixels11 
    —Support for a single external display: Millions of colors on an external display at up to 2048 by 1536 pixels11
  • DVI output port
  • VGA output support with included Apple DVI to VGA Adapter
  • S-video output port
  • Composite output support with included S-video to composite adapter


  • 15.2-inch (diagonal) built-in TFT display 
    —Support for 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


  • Audio line in (minijack)
  • Audio line out (minijack)
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • Internal omnidirectional microphone

Battery and power

  • 55.3-watt-hour lithium-ion battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 5 hours of battery life4
  • Power adapter with cable management system
  • Power adapter port


  • Kensington cable lock slot
  • Keyboard lock


  • 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 for precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Electrical requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz

Environmental requirements

  • 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 operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

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 (2.4 kg) with battery and optical drive installed3
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Connection to Apple flat-panel displays requires PowerBook G4 with DVI port and an Apple DVI to ADC Adapter (sold separately).
  3. 667MHz 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. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  7. Requires third-party USB adapter and additional Apple software.
  8. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  9. Tests performed on 800MHz system with Adobe Photoshop 7 (April 2002).
  10. Actual rates will vary.
  11. Some external third-party DVI displays may not support all resolutions.


Published Date: Apr 6, 2016