PowerBook G4 17-inch
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PowerBook G4 17-inch Early 2005


The Apple PowerBook G4 17-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 $2699. The new PowerBook G4 features a 1.67 GHz PowerPC 7447a G4 processor, 17″ TFT Display, 512 MB of RAM, 100 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, AirPort Extreme Card, FireWire “800” port, and 128 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics. This PowerBook has been discontinued on October 19, 2005 and has been replaced by PowerBook G4 17-inch Late 2005.

Today PowerBook G4 17-inch Early 2005 is 16 years old!

PowerBook G4 17-inch Early 2005 – General information

Overview

IntroducedJanuary 31, 2005
DiscontinuedOctober 19, 2005
Model IdentifierPowerBook5,7
Model NumberA1107
EMCUnknown
Order NumberM9689LL/A
Price$2,699
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 Speed1.67 GHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus167 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB on-chip L2

Storage & Media

Storage100 GB
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

Built-in Memory512 MB
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory Slots2 – 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 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

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 2.0 + EDR
InfraredNone
ADBNone
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 – 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, drag, and scrolling)

Software

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 10.3 Panther
Mail
iChat
Safari
Sherlock
Address Book
QuickTime
iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, GarageBand, and iDVD)
iSync
iCal
DVD Player
Classic environment
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
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
Zinio Reader
Xcode Developer Tools
Apple Hardware Test

Power

System Battery58 Wh Lithium Ion Prismatic
Backup BatteryPowerBook G4 (17-inch) Backup Battery (922 – 6763)
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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