PowerBook G4 (15-inch)

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Overview

Rev. A

Specifications

Released on September 16, 2003
Discontinued in April, 2004

  • Processor: PowerPC 7447 G4
    • Processor Speed: 1.0 or 1.25 GHz
    • Cache: 64k L1, 512k on-chip (1:1) L2
  • System Bus: 167 MHz
  • Hard Drive: 60 or 80 GB 4200-rpm or 80 GB 5400-rpm
  • Media: DVD/CD-RW ComboDrive or 2x/8x/16x/4x/24x DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive
  • Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap and drag
  • Keyboard: Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function, four arrow, embedded keypad), optional backlit with ambient light sensor
  • Weight and Dimensions: 2.5 kg, 2.8 cm H x 34.8 cm Wx 24.1 cm D; 5.7 lbs, 1.1 in H x 13.7 in W x 9.5 in D
  • RAM: Maximum 2 GB, PC2700 DDR333 200-pin SO-DIMM, 2 slots
  • Graphics Chip: 64 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (AGP 4x)
    • Display: 15.2" active matrix TFT, 1280x854 native resolution
    • Display Connections: DVI and S-Video

Notes

Had issues with the backlight becoming splotchy. Apple acknowledged the issue and covered it under warranty repairs.

Rev. B

Released on 4/19/2004

Specifications

  • Processor: PowerPC 7447a G4
    • Processor Speed: 1.33 or 1.5 GHz
    • Cache: 64k L1, 512k on-chip (1:1) L2
  • System Bus: 167 MHz
  • Hard Drive: 60 or 80 GB 4200-rpm or 80 GB 5400-rpm
  • Media: DVD/CD-RW ComboDrive or 2x/8x/16x/4x/24x DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive
  • Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap and drag
  • Keyboard: Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function, four arrow, embedded keypad), optional backlit with ambient light sensor
  • Weight and Dimensions: 2.5 kg, 2.8 cm H x 34.8 cm Wx 24.1 cm D; 5.7 lbs, 1.1 in H x 13.7 in W x 9.5 in D
  • RAM: Maximum 2 GB, PC2700 DDR333 200-pin SO-DIMM, 2 slots
  • Graphics Chip: 64 MB or 128 MB ATI Mobility Radeon7 (AGP 4x)
    • Display: 15.2" active matrix TFT, 1280x854 native resolution
    • Display Connections: DVI and S-Video

Rev. C

Released on 1/31/2005

Specifications

  • Processor: PowerPC 7447a/ 7447b G4
    • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz or 1.67 GHz
    • Cache: 64k L1, 512k on-chip (1:1) L2
  • System Bus: 167 MHz
  • Hard Drive: 80 GB 5400-rpm or 100 GB 5400-rpm
  • Media: 2.4x/8x/16x/6x/24x/24x DVD±RW/DVD+DL/CD-RW SuperDrive
  • Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap and drag
  • Keyboard: Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function, four arrow, embedded keypad), backlit with ambient light sensor
  • Weight and Dimensions: 2.5 kg, 2.8 cm H x 34.8 cm W x 24.1 cm D; 5.6 lbs, 1.1 in H x 13.7 in W x 9.5 in D
  • RAM: Maximum 2 GB, PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM at 333MHz 200-pin SO-DIMM, 2 slots
  • Graphics Chip: 64 MB or 128MB DDR SDRAM ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (AGP 4x)
    • Display: 15.2" active matrix TFT, 1440x960 native resolution
    • Display Connections: Dual-link DVI and S-Video
  • Built-in 54-Mbps Airport Extreme
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • One Firewire 800 port; One Firewire 400 port; Two USB 2.0 ports; Type I/II PC Card slot
  • Combined optical digital input/audio line in
  • Combined optical digital output/headphone out

Rev. D

Specifications

Released on October 19, 2005
Discontinued in March, 2006

  • Processor: PowerPC 7447a G4
    • Processor Speed: 1.67 GHz
    • Cache: 64k L1, 512k on-chip (1:1) L2
  • System Bus: 167 MHz
  • Hard Drive: 80 GB 5400-rpm or 100 GB 5400-rpm or 100 GB 7200-rpm or 120 GB 5400-rpm
  • Media: 2.4x/8x/16x/6x/24x/24x DVD±RW/DVD+DL/CD-RW SuperDrive
  • Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap and drag
  • Keyboard: Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function, four arrow, embedded keypad), backlit with ambient light sensor
  • Weight and Dimensions: 2.5 kg, 2.8 cm H x 34.8 cm W x 24.1 cm D; 5.6 lbs, 1.1 in H x 13.7 in W x 9.5 in D
  • RAM: Maximum 2 GB, PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM at 333MHz 200-pin SO-DIMM, 2 slots
  • Graphics Chip: 128MB DDR SDRAM ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (AGP 4x)
    • Display: 15.2" active matrix TFT, 1440x960 native resolution
    • Display Connections: Dual-link DVI and S-Video
  • Built-in 54-Mbps Airport Extreme
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • One Firewire 800 port; One Firewire 400 port; Two USB 2.0 ports; Type I/II PC Card slot
  • Combined optical digital input/audio line in
  • Combined optical digital output/headphone out

Notes

Was one revision behind the 12" PowerBook and the 17" PowerBook because the Titanium PowerBook still had not been updated to the new Aluminum form factor.


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