PowerBook G4

The Apple PowerBook G4 (Titanium) is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2001 as part of the PowerBook G4 series of Macintosh PowerBook computers. The computer has been introduced on January 9, 2001, and its price started at $2599.

The new PowerBook features a 400 MHz or 500 MHz PowerPC 7410 G4 processor, 15.2″ TFT Display, 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, 10 GB or 20 GB hard drive, 6x DVD-ROM slot-loading drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics.

The product has been discontinued on October 16, 2001, and has been replaced in the same year by PowerBook G4 with Gigabit Ethernet.

Today PowerBook G4 is 21 years old!

PowerBook G4 Titanium
Source: wikimedia.org – PowerBook G4

PowerBook G4 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 9, 2001
DiscontinuedOctober 16, 2001
Model IdentifierPowerBook3,2
Model NumberM5884
Order NumberM7952LL/A (400 MHz)
M7710LL/A (500 MHz)
Original Price$2,599
Weight5.3 Ibs.
2.404 KG
Dimensions1” H x 13.4” W x 9.5” D
2.54 cm H x 34.03 cm W x 24.13 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 7410 G4
Processor Speed400 MHz
500 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
1 MB backside L2

Storage & Media

Storage10 GB
20 GB
Media1 – 6x DVD-ROM (Slot-loading)


Built-in Memory128 MB
256 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC-100 3.3V 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum Speed10 ns
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 (native)


Graphics CardATI Rage Mobility 128
Graphics Memory8 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA
1 – S-Video
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionNone


Expansion Slots1 – Single Type I or II
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/66 (ATA-5)


Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Infrared1 – 4 Mbps
ADB1 – Internal for Trackpad
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps (6W total power)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
Audio In1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in 20mm speakers
Display1 – VGA
1 – S-Video
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 77-key (U.S.) or 78-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, and drag)


Original OSMac OS 9.1
Later OSMac OS X 10.1.1
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone


System Battery50 Wh Lithium-Ion (M8244G/A)
Backup BatteryPowerBook G4 Backup Battery (922-4361)
Battery LifeUp to 5 hours
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power AdapterPowerBook G4 Power Adapter (M8243LL/A)

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