PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI) - Technical Specifications

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 PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI) - Technical Specifications

Order number M9007LL/A M9008LL/A
Processor 1GHz PowerPC G4 1GHz PowerPC G4
Level 2 cache 512K 512K
Memory 256MB of PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SDRAM 256MB of PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SDRAM
Hard drive 40GB Ultra ATA/1005 40GB Ultra ATA/1005
Optical drive Slot-loading Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) Slot-loading Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Graphics support NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
Wireless support Built-in Bluetooth;
54-Mbps AirPort Extreme ready3
Built-in Bluetooth;
54-Mbps AirPort Extreme ready3
Ethernet 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T
Modem 56K V.926 56K V.926
Software Mac OS X, Mail, iChat, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD9), iSync, iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Acrobat Reader, Art Directors Toolkit, EarthLink TotalAccess 2003 (includes 30 days of free service), FAXstf, FileMaker Pro 6 Trial, GraphicConverter, Microsoft Office v. X Test Drive, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, Developer Tools, Apple Hardware Test
Service and support 90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty
Also included Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, mini-DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
Options include additional RAM, larger hard disk drive, AirPort Extreme Card, additional batteries and power adapters, Apple flat-panel displays, external keyboards and mice, and third-party peripherals.
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine
  • 512K SRAM on-chip L2 cache
  • 133MHz system bus
  • 256MB of PC2100 (266MHz) DDR SDRAM; one open SO-DIMM slot; support for up to 1.25GB


  • 40GB 4200-rpm Ultra ATA/100 hard drive5
  • One of the following optical drives: 
    —Slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW): reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    —Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW): writes DVD-R discs at up to 2x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed


  • Built-in antennas and expansion slot for optional 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless networking card3 (based on 802.11g standard; Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability)
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem6 (RJ-11 connector)


  • One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps7
  • Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps


  • 12.1-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

Video and graphics support

  • NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 32MB of DDR SDRAM for 2D/3D graphics acceleration
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1024 by 768 pixels on the built-in display and up to 2048 by 1536 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors 8
  • DVI output using included mini-DVI to DVI adapter
  • VGA output using included mini-DVI to VGA adapter
  • S-video and composite video output using mini-DVI to video adapter (sold separately)


  • Audio line in (minijack)
  • Headphone out (minijack)
  • Built-in stereo speakers with midrange-enhancing third speaker
  • Internal omnidirectional microphone

Battery and power

  • 47-watt-hour lithium-ion battery with integrated charge indicator LEDs
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life4
  • 45W power adapter with cable management system
  • Power adapter port


  • Kensington cable lock slot

Keyboard and trackpad

  • Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted &dlquo;T&drquo; 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: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • 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
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Size and weight

  • Height: 1.18 inches (3.0 cm)
  • Width: 10.9 inches (27.7 cm)
  • Depth: 8.6 inches (21.9 cm)
  • Weight: 4.6 pounds (2.1 kg) with battery and optical drive installed1
Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is included.
  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Available in selected models.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Extreme Card, AirPort Base Station or AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Achieving data rates up to 54 Mbps requires that all users have an AirPort Extreme Card and connect to an AirPort Extreme Base Station. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions.
  4. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  5. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  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.
  9. iDVD requires Apple SuperDrive.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016