Apple | M7710LL - PowerBook G4 - PowerPC 500 MHz | L12504B-US_PBG4_DS.qxd

PowerBook G4
Revolutionary design
• 1-inch-thin, 5.3-pound-light design enclosed in a
durable titanium case1
• 15.2-inch widescreen active-matrix display with
1152-by-768-pixel resolution in millions of colors
• Slot-loading DVD-ROM drive for playback of DVDVideo, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, and CD-ROM discs
Supercomputer performance
• Up to 500-MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity
Engine for the fastest performance of any notebook
computer 2
• Performance-boosting 1MB backside level 2 cache
• Support for up to 1GB of SDRAM to streamline
application performance
• Up to 5 hours of runtime on a single battery 3
• Choice of fast Ultra ATA/66 internal hard drives with
up to 30GB of storage capacity 4
• Easy expandability through FireWire, USB, and PC
Card slot
Movies, music, and more
• Apple iMovie software for making Desktop Movies
• Apple iTunes software for managing your digital
audio collection5
• ATI RAGE Mobility 128 graphics controller with 8MB
of video memory for displaying millions of colors on
both the built-in screen and an external monitor
• Support for dual display and video mirroring modes
on an external VGA monitor, video projector, or TV
Wired and wireless communications
• Support for AirPort wireless networking with built-in
antenna and card slot 6
• Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for access to highspeed networks, DSL modems, and cable modems
• Built-in 56K V.90 modem 7
Take a high-performance PowerPC G4 processor, add a widescreen display, and enclose it all
in a lightweight titanium case. Apple has just created the PowerBook G4—and redefined
portable computing. If you need the utmost power for creative design, education, or business,
the PowerBook G4 is ready to provide it wherever you go.
With an exterior made of titanium, one of the lightest and most durable metals on the planet,
the PowerBook G4 is only 1 inch thin and weighs just 5.3 pounds.1 Yet it offers a full complement of powerful features, including notebook firsts such as a slot-loading DVD-ROM drive and
a stunning 15.2-inch display. With its widescreen format and 1152-by-768-pixel resolution, this
display is ideal for viewing your graphics projects, tools, and palettes simultaneously or keeping
multiple applications open. You can also use side-by-side browser windows and enjoy wideformat DVD movies. Built-in video output capabilities let you present on a VGA monitor, largescreen TV, or projection system.
At the heart of the system is a PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine running at up to
500 megahertz, which delivers the same kind of parallel processing technology pioneered on
multimillion-dollar supercomputers. Now you can benefit from superfast rendering and image
manipulation to streamline your desktop video and graphics tasks. No wonder the PowerBook
G4 outperforms Pentium III–based notebook computers by up to 30 percent.2 To enhance
application performance even further, you can install up to 1 gigabyte of SDRAM. And when
you’re on the go, the PowerBook G4 delivers industry-leading battery life of up to 5 hours
between charges.3
The PowerBook G4 is your big-screen theater, portable movie studio, and music library, all
in one. Watch DVD movies on the mega-wide screen. Make movies with the included iMovie
software or add Apple’s Final Cut Pro for more advanced video editing, compositing, and
special effects. For music lovers, there’s Apple iTunes software.5 Import and manage your entire
digital audio collection, listen to your favorite hits on your PowerBook, or even download them
to your MP3 player.
You also get the communications options you need to stay connected wherever you go. The
PowerBook G4 features built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for quick access to a corporate network,
DSL modem, or cable modem. When you’re on the road, use the built-in 56K modem for
dialup services.7 Or give yourself the ultimate freedom to roam with an optional AirPort Card
and AirPort Base Station. Now you can take your PowerBook from room to room and still
download email, transfer files, and surf the web.6
PowerBook G4: A new breed of portable.
Specification Sheet
PowerBook G4
Technical Specifications
Processor and memory
• 400- or 500-MHz PowerPC G4 processor with
Velocity Engine
• 1MB backside level 2 cache on processor module;
200- or 250-MHz dedicated 64-bit backside bus
• 100-MHz system bus
• Integrated floating-point unit and 64K on-chip level
1 cache (32K data and 32K instruction)
• 128MB or 256MB of PC100 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM
slots support up to 1GB
• Internal 10GB, 20GB, or 30GB Ultra ATA/66 hard
disk drive (30GB drive available in build-to-order
• Slot-loading DVD-ROM drive reads DVD-ROM,
DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, and CD-ROM discs
• Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
• Built-in 56K V.90 modem (RJ-11 connector)7
• Optional 11-Mbps AirPort Card (IEEE 802.11 DSSS
• Infrared technology port (4-Mbps IrDA)
• One 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) port 8
• Two 12-Mbps USB ports
• One PC Card and CardBus slot
— Support for one Type I or Type II PC Card or
CardBus card
— Support for a Zoom Video PC Card
Video and graphics support
• 8MB of SDRAM video memory supports millions
of colors on external monitors up to 21 inches
• Built-in 2D/3D graphics acceleration through an
integrated ATI RAGE Mobility 128 video controller
with AGP 2X
• 24-bit video output port (VGA-style connector)
• S-video output port
• S-video to composite adapter
• 15.2-inch (diagonal) built-in TFT widescreen activematrix display
— Supports millions of colors at 1152-by-768-pixel
— Supports resolutions of 1152 by 768, 896 by 600,
and 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio
— Supports resolutions of 1024 by 768, 800 by 600,
and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio
• 16-bit CD-quality stereo output (minijack)
• Two built-in stereo speakers
• Internal omnidirectional microphone
Battery and power
• 50-watt-hour lithium-ion battery with integrated
charge indicator LEDs provides up to 5 hours of
battery life 3
• Power adapter with cable management system
• Power adapter port
• Kensington cable lock slot
• Keyboard lock
• Built-in full-size keyboard with 77 (U.S.) or 78 (ISO)
keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys
(inverted “T” arrangement), and embedded keypad
Apple trackpad
• Solid-state trackpad provides precise cursor control;
supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Electrical requirements
• Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
• Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Environmental requirements
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: –40° to 116° F (–47° to 47° C)
Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
Size and weight
Height: 1.0 inches (2.6 cm)
Width: 13.4 inches (34.1 cm)
Depth: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)
Weight: 5.3 pounds (2.4 kg) with battery installed1
Specification Sheet
PowerBook G4
Available Configurations
Order no.
Backside level 2 cache
Memory (PC100 SDRAM)
Video memory (SDRAM)
Video controller
Hard disk drive 4
Optical drive
Modem 7
Wireless networking 6
400-MHz PowerPC G4
15.2-inch (diagonal) TFT
ATI RAGE Mobility 128
10GB Ultra ATA/66
Slot-loading DVD-ROM with
DVD-Video playback
Built-in 10/100BASE-T
56K V.90
AirPort ready
500-MHz PowerPC G4
15.2-inch (diagonal) TFT
ATI RAGE Mobility 128
20GB Ultra ATA/66
Slot-loading DVD-ROM with
DVD-Video playback
Built-in 10/100BASE-T
56K V.90
AirPort ready
All models include a built-in keyboard and trackpad; modem cable; power adapter; S-video to composite adapter;
Mac OS 9.1 and Mac OS X; QuickTime; iMovie 2; iTunes; Apple File Synchronization; Apple Location Manager;
third-party software (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, FAXstf, and
Palm Desktop); Apple Hardware Test CD; complete setup, learning, and reference documentation; limited warranty;
and 30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink.
Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software provided on CD-ROM.
Build-to-Order Options
In addition to choosing from Apple’s prebuilt systems, you can order a custom-configured PowerBook G4 from your
authorized Apple reseller or the online Apple Store. This allows you to select the processor speed, amount of RAM,
hard disk capacity, and a preinstalled AirPort Card for your new system. You can also order an additional lithium-ion
battery or power adapter and third-party peripherals such as USB Zip and FireWire hard disk drives. For up-to-date
information about options and availability, visit or call 800-MY-APPLE.
For More Information
For more information about this product, or
to find out where to buy Apple products, visit on the World Wide
Web or call 800-538-9696. To purchase
products from the Apple Store, go to or call 800-MY-APPLE.
Other Options
PowerBook G4 Rechargeable Battery
Apple Portable Power Adapter
AirPort Card
AirPort Base Station
Visit the Macintosh Products Guide at for the latest information
on more than 18,000 hardware and software
products for your new computer.
Apple offers iTools, a free suite of Internet
services, to help you get more out of using the
web. Visit to sign up.
Your PowerBook G4 comes with 90 days of
telephone support and a one-year limited
warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection
Plan to extend your service and support to
three full years. Only the AppleCare Protection
Plan provides you with direct telephone support
from Apple technical experts and the assurance
that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified
technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more
information, visit
products or call 800-823-2775.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Order no.
1Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
Based on Adobe Photoshop tests comparing a 500-MHz PowerBook G4 to 850-MHz Pentium III–based portable computers.
Battery life depends on configuration and use.
For hard drive capacity measurements, 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
iTunes is licensed for reproduction of noncopyrighted materials or materials the user is legally permitted to reproduce.
Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with
AirPort, including America Online. Range may vary with site conditions.
Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
Actual rates will vary.
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© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Store, Final Cut Pro, FireWire, Mac, Macintosh, the Mac logo, PowerBook,
and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPort, iMovie, and Velocity Engine are trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Adobe is a trademark or registered
trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries. PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation, used
under license therefrom. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Product specifications
are subject to change without notice.
June 2001 L12504B
400MHz PowerPC G4
1MB L2 cache
128MB SDRAM memory
10GB Ultra ATA drive
ATI Rage Mobility 128
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
56K internal modem
Two USB ports
One FireWire port
500MHz PowerPC G4
1MB L2 cache
256MB SDRAM memory
20GB Ultra ATA drive
ATI Rage Mobility 128
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
56K internal modem
Two USB ports
One FireWire port
500MHz PowerPC G4
1MB L2 cache
256MB SDRAM memory
30GB Ultra ATA drive
ATI Rage Mobility 128
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
56K internal modem
Two USB ports
One FireWire port
Extra AC adapter
Extra battery
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