PowerBook G4 15-inch Late 2005

The Apple PowerBook G4 15-inch Late 2005 (Aluminum) is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2005 to 2006 as part of the PowerBook G4 series of Macintosh PowerBook computers. The computer has been introduced on October 19, 2005, and its price started at $1999.

The new PowerBook G4 features a 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a G4 processor, 15.2″ TFT Display, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, AirPort Extreme Card, FireWire “400” and “800” and 128 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics.

This PowerBook has been discontinued on January 10, 2006.

Today PowerBook G4 15-inch Late 2005 is 16 years old!

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

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

IntroducedOctober 19, 2005
DiscontinuedJanuary 10, 2006
Model IdentifierPowerBook5,8
Model NumberA1138
Order NumberM9969LL/A
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 Speed1.67 GHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB on-chip L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB
100 GB
120 GB
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC2-4200 DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15.2″ Color TFT Display
Pixel Density117 dpi
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800
1440 x 960 (native)


Graphics CardATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Graphics Memory128 MB
Display Connection1 – dual-link DVI
1 – S-Video VGA and Composite with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 by 1600 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 – dual-link DVI
1 – S-Video VGA and Composite with adapter)
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 10.4.2
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.4
iChat AV
Address Book
DVD Player
Classic environment
Xcode Developer Tools
iLife ’05 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
Zinio Reader
Art Directors Toolkit
FileMaker Pro Trial
QuickBooks For Mac New User Edition
Apple Hardware Test


System Battery50 Wh Lithium-Ion (M9756G/A)
Backup BatteryPowerBook G4 (15-inch) Backup Battery (922-7173)
Battery LifeUp to 5.5 hours
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter65 W Apple Power Adapter

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