PowerBook G4 (1 GHz/867 MHz)


Family: PowerBook G3/G4

Codename: P88

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.2.2

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: November 2002


CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 867 MHz/1.0 GHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

Level 3 Cache: 1 MB backside, 2:1

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM


Minimum RAM Speed: 133 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 1 GB

Expansion Slots: 1 PC Card (Type I or II)


Screen: 15.2" active matrix TFT

Monitor: 24 bit 1280x854

GPU: ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility 4x AGP

VRAM: 32/64 MB

Video Out: DVI, S-Video


Hard Drive: 40/60 GB 4200 RPM

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x/8x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM or 24x/8x/4x/6x/1x SuperDrive


USB: 2

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: 16 bit stereo mini

Audio In: 16 bit stereo mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 61 Watts

Dimensions: 1" H x 13.4" W x 9.5" D

Weight: 5.4 lbs.

Announced in November 2002, The aptly-named PowerBook G4 (1 GHz/867 MHz) was essentially a speedbump of the PowerBook G4 (DVI). In addition to faster processors, the PowerBook G4 (1/867) gained a faster graphics system, and a CD-RW/DVD-RW "SuperDrive" on the highend model (The first such drive ever available in a slot-load configuration). There were two configurations: the 867 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, and 32 MB of VRAM, was $2299. The 1.0 GHz model, with 512 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, a SuperDrive, 64 MB of VRAM and a built-in AirPort card, was $2999, making it one of the lowest priced highend PowerBooks ever.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.