PowerBook G4 17-inch
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PowerBook G4 17-inch 2004


The Apple PowerBook G4 17-inch 2004 (Aluminum) is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2004 to 2005 as part of the PowerBook G4 series of Macintosh PowerBook computers. The computer has been introduced on April 19, 2004, and its price started at $2799. The new PowerBook features a 1.5 GHz PowerPC 7447a G4 processor, 17″ TFT Display, 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive, slot-loading 2x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 1.1, AirPort Extreme Card, FireWire “800” port, and 64 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics. This PowerBook has been discontinued on January 31, 2005 and has been replaced by PowerBook G4 17-inch Early 2005.

Today PowerBook G4 17-inch 2004 is 17 years old!

PowerBook G4 17-inch 2004 – General information

Overview

IntroducedApril 19, 2004
DiscontinuedJanuary 31, 2005
Model IdentifierPowerBook5,5
Model NumberA1085
EMC1983A
Order NumberM9462LL/A
Price$2,799
ColorsAluminum
Weight6.9 Ibs.
3.129 KG
Dimensions1” H x 15.4” W x 10.2” D
2.54 cm H x 39.11 cm W x 25.9 cm D

Hardware

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 7447a G4
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB on-chip L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB – 4200 rpm or 5400 rpm
Media1 – 2x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

Built-in Memory512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots1 – PC-2700 DDR333 200-pin SO-DIMM
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in Display17″ Color TFT Display
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1440 x 900 (native)

Graphics

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

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

Connections

Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k
BluetoothBluetooth 1.1
InfraredNone
ADB1 – Internal for Trackpad
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
1 – 800 Mbps
SCSINone
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – 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)

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.3.3
Later OSMac OS X 10.3.4
Mac OS X 10.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.3 Panther
Mail
iChat
Safari
Sherlock
Address Book
QuickTime
iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, and iDVD)
iSync
iCal
DVD Player
Classic environment
Acrobat Reader
Art Directors Toolkit
EarthLink TotalAccess (includes 30 days of free dial-up service with Earthlink activation)
FileMaker Pro Trial
GraphicConverter
OmniGraffle
OmniOutliner
QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition
Zinio Reader
Developer Tools
Apple Hardware Test

Power

System Battery58 Wh Lithium Ion Prismatic
Backup BatteryPowerBook G4 (17-inch) Backup Battery (922 – 6395)
Battery LifeUp to 4.5 hours
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter65 W Apple Portable Power Adapter

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