iBook G4 - Technical Specifications

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Order number 12-inch Combo Drive
14-inch Combo Drive
14-inch Combo Drive
Processor 800MHz PowerPC G4 933MHz PowerPC G4 1GHz PowerPC G4
Level 2 Cache 256K at 800MHz 256K at 933MHz 256K at 1GHz
System bus 133MHz
Memory (DDR SDRAM) 256MB, expandable to 640MB
Hard drive(5) 30GB Ultra ATA 40GB Ultra ATA 60GB Ultra ATA
Optical drive Slot-loading Combo (DVD-ROM/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 (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 (6) Built-in 56K V.92 modem
Ethernet Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Wireless support (3) AirPort Extreme ready; optional internal Bluetooth module available
System Software Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther”
Software All models include Mail, Safari, iChat AV, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie), iSync, iCal, DVD Player, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Chess, and Classic environment; Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL, Quicken 2004 Deluxe, World Book 2003 Edition, Microsoft Office 4.X Test Drive, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Deimos Rising, Sound Studio, and 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.

Build-to-Order Options
Order a custom-configured computer from the online Apple Store or an Apple Authorized reseller.
Wireless AirPort Extreme Card M8881LL/A
AirPort Extreme Base Station M8930LL/A
AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port) M8799LL/A
Bluetooth 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
Accessories Apple Wireless Keyboard M9270LL/A
Apple Wireless Mouse M9269ZM/A
Apple Keyboard (White) M9034LL/A
Apple Mouse (White) M9035G/A
iSight M8817LL/A
Services AppleCare Protection Plan M8852LL/A
.Mac Subscription: Retail Box MA175Z/A or Family Pack MA176Z/A 

Technical Specifications

Processor and memory
  • 800MHz, 933MHz or 1GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 256K on-chip level 2 cache running at full processor speed
  • 133 MHZ system bus
  • 256MB of PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SDRAM (128MB built-in and 128MB in SO-DIMM slot) with support for up to 640MB

  • 30GB, 40GB or 60GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive (5)
  • Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW); writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x speed, reads CD-ROM discs 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-by-768-pixel resolution
  • Support for resolution scaling to 800-by-600-pixel and 640-by-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) (6)
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in antennas and expansion slot for optional 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card; (based on 802.11g standard; Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability (3)

Peripheral connections
  • Two 480 Mbps USB 2.0 ports
  • One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps (7)

  • 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 (2)
  • 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 (2)
  • 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 requirements 
  • 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 140° F (-25° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Size and weight: iBook G4 with 12.1-inch display
  • 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) (1)

Size and weight: iBook G4 with 14.1-inch display
  • 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) (1)

  • Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  • Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  • 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.
  • CD burning requires CD-RW drive. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  • 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  • 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.
  • Actual rates will vary.
  • Connection to TV requires Apple Video Adapter, sold separately.
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