PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz) - Technical Specifications

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.

 PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz) - Technical Specifications

Order number M9110LL/A
Processor 1.33GHz PowerPC G4
Level 2 cache 512K
Memory 512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM
Hard drive 80GB Ultra ATA/1002
Optical drive Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Display 17-inch (diagonal) TFT widescreen
Graphics support ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 with 64MB of DDR SDRAM
Wireless support Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme1; built-in Bluetooth
Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Modem 56K V.923
Keyboard Full size; backlit with ambient light sensor
Software Mac OS X, Mail, iChat, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD), 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 S-video to composite adapter, DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
Options include additional RAM, hard drive, additional batteries and power adapters, Apple flat-panel displays, external keyboards and mice, and third-party peripherals.
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 1.33GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine
  • 512K SRAM on-chip L2 cache
  • 167MHz system bus
  • 512MB of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 2GB


  • 80GB 4200-rpm Ultra ATA/100 hard drive2
  • 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 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless networking1 (based on 802.11g standard; Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11g and 802.11b interoperability)
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem3 (RJ-11 connector)


  • One FireWire 800 port at up to 800 Mbps; one FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps4
  • Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps
  • PC Card/CardBus slot for Type I or Type II card


  • 17-inch (diagonal) TFT widescreen display 
    —Support for millions of colors at 1440-by-900- pixel resolution 
    —Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio

Video and graphics support

  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 64MB of DDR SDRAM for 2D/3D graphics acceleration
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1440 by 900 pixels on the built-in display and up to 2048 by 1536 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors5
  • DVI output port
  • VGA output using included DVI to VGA adapter
  • S-video output port
  • Composite video output using included S-video to composite adapter


  • Audio line in (minijack)
  • Headphone out (minijack)
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • Internal omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)

Battery and power

  • 58-watt-hour lithium-ion prismatic battery with integrated charge indicator LEDs
  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life6
  • 65W 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 “T” arrangement), and embedded numeric keypad 
    —Illuminated fiber-optic, backlit keys
  • Solid-state trackpad for precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Ambient light sensor

  • Measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences

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: –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: 15.4 inches (39.2 cm)
  • Depth: 10.2 inches (25.9 cm)
  • Weight: 6.9 pounds (3.1 kg) with battery and optical drive installed7
Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is included. 1Wireless
  1. 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.
  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. Actual rates will vary.
  5. Some third-party DVI displays may not support all resolutions.
  6. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  7. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016