After nine months at 1.5 GHz, the 17″ PowerBook G4 received an 11% performance boost to 1.67 GHz and gained an 8x DVR±RW SuperDrive. The standard hard drive now spins at 5400 rpm. ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics are included, … Continue reading

After nine months at 1.33 GHz, Apple bumped the little AlBook by 13%, from a 1.33ghz to 1.5 GHz. Standard memory has been increased to 512 MB, graphics now uses the Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 processor, and the SuperDrive can … Continue reading

The same size and weight its 1.5 GHz predecessor, the Jan. 2005 edition runs a bit faster (1.67gHz compared to 1.5gHz). The entry-level 15″ PowerBook now has 512 MB of memory, and 5400 rpm hard drives are standard. Both versions … Continue reading

After seven months at 1.33 GHz, the 17″ PowerBook G4 received a performance boost to 1.5 GHz and moved to the Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics processor. Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.33 17″ that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.5 17″ is … Continue reading

The same size and weight its 1.0 and 1.25 GHz predecessors, the 2004 edition runs faster (at 1.33 and 1.5 GHz) and moved to the Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics processor. The 1.5 GHz model has the same illuminated keyboard found … Continue reading

After seven months at 1 GHz, Apple speed bumped the little AlBook by 33% to 1.33 GHz and upgraded video memory from 32 MB to 64 MB. The new model also supports ATA/100 hard drives and uses a 167 MHz … Continue reading

After eight months at 1.0 GHz, the 17″ PowerBook G4 received a 33% performance boost to 1.33 GHz. Compared to the PowerBook G4/1.0 17 inch that it replaced, the PowerBook G4/1.33 17″ is quite similar, but has a faster processor … Continue reading

I picked up a 12 inch Powerbook back in 2006, quite some time after it was released by Apple.  As a second laptop, it’s 1 gHz processor packed a suitably powerful punch for it’s purposes and the small footprint and … Continue reading

In 2007, we started receiving a few Powerbooks through the door in pretty poor shape.  A dab hand at repairing computers, I was able to cobble together one of these models.  The innards of these powerbooks were pretty suprising, with … Continue reading

A little bit bigger and heavier than its predecessor, the 15″ PowerBook G4 is clad in aluminum, runs faster (at 1.0 and 1.25 GHz), adds USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 support, and includes the same 1280 x 854 15.2″ display … Continue reading