PowerBook G4 15-inch Early 2005

The Apple PowerBook G4 15-inch Early 2005 (Aluminum) is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2005 as part of the PowerBook G4 series of Macintosh PowerBook computers. The computer has been introduced on January 31, 2005, and its price started at $1999.

The new PowerBook G4 features a 1.5 GHz or 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a G4 processor, 15.2″ TFT Display, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB or 100 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD/CD-RW “Combo” drive, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, FireWire “400” and “800” and 64 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics.

This PowerBook has been discontinued on October 19, 2005, and has been replaced by the PowerBook G4 15-inch Late 2005.

Today PowerBook G4 15-inch Early 2005 is 17 years old!

PowerBook G4 15-inch
Source: techable.com – PowerBook G4 15-inch

PowerBook G4 15-inch Early 2005 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 31, 2005
DiscontinuedOctober 19, 2005
Model IdentifierPowerBook5,6
Model NumberA1106
Order NumberM9676LL/A (1.5 GHz)
M9677LL/A (1.67 GHz)
Original Price$1,999
Weight5.7 Ibs.
2.585 KG
Dimensions1.1” H x 13.7” W x 9.5” D
2.79 cm H x 34.79 cm W x 24.13 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7447a G4
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
1.67 GHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB on-chip L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB
100 GB
Media1 – 8x DVD/CD-RW “Combo” or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC-2700 DDR333 200-pin SO-DIMM
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15.2″ Color TFT Display
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 600
896 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 768
1280 x 854 (native)


Graphics CardATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Graphics Memory64 MB
128 MB
Display Connection1 – DVI
1 – S-Video
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2048 by 1536 pixels


Expansion Slots1 – Single Type I or II
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100 (ATA-6)


Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
ADB1 – Internal for Trackpad
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
1 – 800 Mbps
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
3 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – DVI
1 – S-Video
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 78-key (U.S.) or 79-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, and drag)


Original OSMac OS X 10.3.7
Later OSMac OS X 10.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Address Book
iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, GarageBand, and iDVD)
DVD Player
Classic environment
Art Directors Toolkit
EarthLink TotalAccess (includes 30 days of free dial-up service with Earthlink activation)
FileMaker Pro Trial
QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
Zinio Reader
Xcode Developer Tools
Apple Hardware Test


System Battery50 Wh Lithium-Ion
Backup BatteryPowerBook G4 (15-inch) Backup Battery (922-6007)
Battery LifeUp to 4.5 hours
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter65 W Apple Power Adapter

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