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Apple PowerBook G4

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook G4/550 (Titanium) features a 550 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 128 MB of PC-133 SDRAM (256 MB after December 17, 2001), a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading DVD drive (DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive after December 17, 2001) (5, 6.), and an ATI Mobility Radeon (AGP 4X) video controller with 16 MB of DDR video memory in a stunning 1-inch thick Titanium case with a 15.2" TFT widescreen display, a full-size keyboard, and a new lightweight power adapter. Custom configurations were also available.


Introduction Date:

October 16, 2001

Discontinued Date:

April 29, 2002

Processor Type:

PowerPC 7440 (G4) 1.

Processor Speed:

550 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

N/A

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 7440 (G4) 1.

System Bus Speed:

100 MHz (5:1)

Backside Bus Speed:

N/A

ROM Size:

1 MB (NewWorld) 2.

Data Path:

64-bit

Level 1 Cache:

64k

Level 2 Cache:

256k (on-chip) 3.

RAM Type:

8 ns PC133 SDRAM

VRAM Type:

DDR Video RAM

Standard RAM:

128 MB, 256 MB *

Maximum RAM:

1024 MB (1.0 GB)

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

2

Standard VRAM:

16 MB

Maximum VRAM:

16 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

20.0 GB *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA/66

Standard DVD-ROM:

6X 4, 5, 6 *

Standard Disk:

None

Standard Modem:

56k v.90

Standard Ethernet:

10/100/1000Base-T

Case Type:

Portable (Silver) 7.

Form Factor:

PowerBook G4 7.

Exp. Slots:

Type I,II PC/CardBus 8.

Exp. Bays (Free):

N/A 9.

Battery Type:

55.3 W/Hr LiIon

Battery Life:

5 hours A.

Built-in Display:

15.2" Color B.

Supported MacOS:

9.2.1, X v10.1

Dimensions:

1.1 x 13.4 x 9.5 C.

Avg. Weight:

5.3 lbs.

Original Price:

$2199 US

Est. Current Price:

$1750-$1850 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 (550 MHz).
4.
The slot-loading DVD-ROM drive reads CD-ROMs at 24X.
5. Optional CD-RW drive writes CD-R/CD-RW at 8x and reads CDs at 24x.
6. DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive after December 17, 2001 (8X/24X/8X).
7. Sleek one-inch thick pure grade titanium case (CP1, 99.5% pure).
8.
One Type I or II PC card, or CardBus card (Also AirPort ready).
9. This model has no "swappable" drive bays.
A.
5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as provided by manufacturer.
B. 15.2" widescreen active-matrix color display (1152x768 resolution).
C. In inches, height x width x depth (while closed).
D. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.