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Apple PowerBook G4 17"

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook G4/1.0 17", the first notebook to ship with a truly enormous 17" widescreen TFT active-matrix display (1440x900), features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7451(?) (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k DDR SRAM on-chip level 2 cache (3.), a 1.0 MB DDR SRAM level 3 cache (4.), 512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM, a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/100 (4200 RPM) hard drive, a slot-loading 2X/6X/8X/4X/24X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive, an NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go (AGP 4X) video controller with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in FireWire "800", Bluetooth 1.1 and AirPort Extreme (802.11g) wireless networking. The PowerBook G4/1.0 17" also features an ultracool fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences". Custom configurations were also available.


Introduction Date:

January 07, 2003

Discontinued Date:

September 16, 2003

Processor Type:

PowerPC 7451? (G4) 1.

Processor Speed:

1.0 GHz (1000 MHz)

Processor Upgrade:

N/A

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 7451? (G4) 1.

System Bus Speed:

167 MHz (6:1)

Backside Bus Speed:

N/A?

ROM Size:

1 MB (NewWorld) 2.

Data Path:

64-bit

Level 1, Level 2 Cache:

64k, 256k (on-chip) 3.

Level 3 Cache:

1.0 MB 4.

RAM Type:

PC2700 DDR SDRAM

VRAM Type:

DDR Video RAM

Standard RAM:

512 MB *

Maximum RAM:

1.0 GB (1000 MB)

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

2

Standard VRAM:

64 MB

Maximum VRAM:

64 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

60.0 GB (4200 RPM) *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA/100

Standard SuperDrive:

2X/6X/8X/4X/24X 5, 6.

Standard Disk:

None

Standard Modem:

56k v.92

Standard Ethernet:

10/100/1000Base-T

Case Type:

Portable (Silver) 7.

Form Factor:

PowerBook G4 17" 7.

Exp. Slots:

Type I,II PC/CardBus 8.

Exp. Bays (Free):

N/A 9.

Battery Type:

55 W/Hr LiIon

Battery Life:

4.5 hours 0.

Built-in Display:

17.0" Color A.

Supported MacOS:

X v10.2.4+ B.

Dimensions:

1.0 x 15.4 x 10.2 C.

Avg. Weight:

6.8 lbs.

Original Price:

$3299 US

Est. Current Price:

$2650-$2900 US

Notes:

*. Custom configurations also were available, standard configuration listed.
1.
The PPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
2.
Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
3.
256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed (1.0 GHz).
4.
1.0 MB of DDR SRAM (static) with 3.2 GBps throughput.
5. 2X/6X/8X/4X/24X CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive standard.
6.
Burns/reads DVD-R/DVD 2X/6X, burns/reads CD-R(W) at 8X(4X)/24X.
7.
Aluminium alloy case (screen and keyboard incl. "ambient light" sensor).
8.
1 Type I or II PC card, or CardBus card (AirPort Extreme pre-installed).
9. This model has no "swappable" drive bays.
0.
4.5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as provided by manufacturer.
A. 17.0" widescreen TFT active-matrix color display (1440x900).
B. It is worth noting that this system cannot boot into MacOS 9.
C. In inches, height x width x depth (while closed).
D. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.