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Crisp new displays that expand your view. Longer battery life to fuel your work (or play) as you fly cross-country. A DVD-burning SuperDrive on every system. The PowerBook G4 packs loads of pro features in a slim enclosure with a slim new price.
The Future is Bright
With millions more pixels than previous models, each new 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBook gives you a brilliant workspace that rivals many desktop monitors. Spread out your tools, palettes, and timelines. Bounce from one productivity application to another. View your work from the top or side--easily share your work with clients or team members. Now you have a whole new reason to love your PowerBook.
Going the Extra Mile
The PowerBook G4 is ready to work whenever you are. The new 15-inch and 17-inch models boast a healthy 5.5 hours of battery life--an additional hour over the previous generation. Learn about ways to extend battery life.
DVD Burning Across the Line
Its easy to warm up to the SuperDrive-equipped PowerBook G4 computers. With fast DVD burning on every system--and double-layer burning on the new 15- and 17-inch models--youll quickly discover new ways to package your data and your media. Extremely versatile, the slot-loading SuperDrive works hand-in-hand with Mac OS X, so you can burn data CDs, music CDs, and DVDs--right from the desktop.
Drive in the Fast Lane
With more files--and bigger files--you need a hard drive that can handle the load. Not a problem. The PowerBook G4 offers 5400-rpm drives standard across the line: 80 GB on 12- and 15-inch models and 120 GB on 17-inch models.(1) Need to get at those files fast? Through the Apple Store, you can configure your new 15- or 17-inch PowerBook with a 100 GB 7200-rpm internal hard drive that gives you room for huge files--and speedy access too.
Hearing Is Believing
Connect your new 15- or 17-inch PowerBook to decks, receivers, digital instruments and 5.1 surround sound systems. Built-in optical digital audio input and output enable you to enjoy true noise-free, pristine sound without ground loop interference caused by copper wiring. Of course, all PowerBook systems have built-in stereo speakers for easy listening and an integrated microphone, handy for making calls using iChat AV. A standard minijack provides audio line-input for plugging in a powered microphone, and with a headphone-out port, you can plug in headphones and listen to music, watch a movie, play games or compose a new song in complete privacy.
Thanks to the PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine, every PowerBook packs a tremendous punch for doing everything from numerical computations to editing video and designing show-stopping presentations. The 15-inch and 17-inch models boast processor speeds of 1.67 GHz, and the 12-inch model crunches away at 1.5 GHz.
Working with multiple RAM-hungry applications? All PowerBook G4 systems ship standard with 512 MB of fast DDR memory. If youre feeling expansive, you can quadruple that to 2 GB on both the 15- and 17-inch models. Even the 12-inch PowerBook allows you to pack in up to 1.25GB of RAM, more than enough to store an entire graphics project in main memory for fast image manipulations.
Light enough to carry around all day, the PowerBook G4 starts at just 4.6 pounds. Housed in a lightweight aluminum alloy enclosure, these sleek notebooks resist stains and scratches. Theyre also perfectly smooth on all surfaces, with no doors, protruding latches or levers to break, and no sharp edges to catch on your clothing. Start carrying one today.
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Modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-ion battery
The M9970LL/A 17-Inch Powerbook is a study in power and functionality. This easy-to-use portable has everything needed to organize your digital life. It combines faster processing, more (and faster) storage, more advanced graphics, and other powerhouse features for your professional endeavors. With Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, optical digital audio and a new display, it's the gotta-have notebook for the pro. And thanks to its durable design and built-in wireless, it's ready to travel in backpacks and tote bags just about everywhere. It's easy to warm up to the SuperDrive-with fast DVD burning with Dual-Layer capability. At 15.4 x 10.2 x 1 inch, under 7 pounds, you're getting lots of power and a 17" screen in a very mobile package. Make it yours! 8x SuperDrive DVD+R DL, DVD+/-RW, CD-RW slot-loading optical drive Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme (Wi-Fi 802.11g) wireless; built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR 56K V.92 modem Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor Video out - DVI, VGA, S-Video and compsoite Combined analog and optical digital line-in & line-out, stereo speaker and microphone Two FireWire ports (1 FireWire 400, 1 FireWire 800), two USB 2.0 ports, one Type I/II PC Card slot Includes S-Video adapter, DVI to VGA adapter Operating System - Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (incl. Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer tools) Included Software - iLife '05(iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, FileMaker Pro Trial, OmniGraffle, QuickBooks for Mac, Zinio Reader, Art Directors' Toolkit, GraphicConverter Footprint - 15.4 x 10.2 Thickness - 1 Weight - 6.9 lbs. Battery Life - Up to 5.5 hours Your PowerBook G4 come