Apple Unveils New Titanium PowerBook G4
Features High-Res 15.2-inch Mega-Wide Display, Increased Performance & Pur=
Digital DVI Connection to Apple Flat-Panel Displays
CUPERTINO, California-April 29, 2002-Apple=AE today introduced the new
Titanium PowerBook=AE G4 line featuring an all-new, high-resolution display,
faster PowerPC G4 processors, the industry’s first integrated Digital
Visual Interface (DVI) port and the industry’s only integrated Gigabit
Ethernet in a notebook.
The new 15.2-inch mega-wide display features an enhanced resolution of
1280-by-854 pixels, 23 percent more than previous models, along with higher
brightness and better color saturation. Faster PowerPC G4 processors up to
800 MHz and the addition of a 1MB of level 3 cache boost performance for
demanding applications like Final Cut Pro=81 and Photoshop. And, the new
integrated Digital Visual Interface (DVI) port for analog and digital video
output enables a pure digital connection to Apple’s award-winning line of
flat-panel displays and the new generation of DVI-equipped digital
“The industry’s best Pro notebook just got better,” said Steve Jobs,
Apple’s CEO. “The new Titanium PowerBook G4’s new high-res display is the
best ever offered in a notebook, its industry-first integrated DVI port
enables a pure digital connection to Apple flat-panel displays and
DVI-equipped digital projectors, and its industry-first integrated Gigabit
Ethernet is up to 10 times faster than any other notebook.”
The new Apple DVI to ADC Adapter allows customers of the new PowerBook G4
to easily connect to Apple’s award-winning line-up of all digital
flat-panel displays that feature the innovative Apple Display Connector
(ADC), including the stunning new 23-inch Cinema HD Display. Apple’s DVI to
ADC Adapter carries the pure digital video signal, USB data and power over
a single cable, simplifying setup and minimizing cable clutter on the
desktop. The adapter also provides the ability to add a second Apple
flat-panel display to selected Power Mac G4 configurations, including
models with the new NVIDIA GeForce Titanium graphics processor.
The new PowerBook G4 includes fast PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity
Engine running at up to 800 MHz, a high-speed L3 cache of 1MB of Double
Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM and a 133 MHz system bus on all models. With its new
performance architecture, the 800 MHz PowerBook outperforms a 1.7-GHz
Pentium 4-based notebook system on average by 33 percent*. For superior
graphics performance, the new PowerBook G4 line also includes the ATI
Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 32MB of
fast DDR video memory.
Setting the standard for mobile communications, the Titanium PowerBook G4
offers built-in Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T) and a 56K modem. All
PowerBook models feature built-in antennas and an AirPort=81 Card slot for
802.11-based AirPort wireless communications at up to 11 megabits per
second; the 800 MHz model comes with an AirPort Card pre-installed.
All PowerBook G4 notebooks include FireWire=AE and USB ports along with
Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle software, including
iPhoto=81 for managing and sharing digital photographs, iMovie=81 2 for
creating digital movies and iTunes=81 2 for creating a digital music library=
The new Titanium PowerBook G4 also features:
* 1-inch thick Titanium design weighing just 5.4 pounds**;
* 256MB or 512MB SDRAM, expandable to 1GB;
* a slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW);
* 30GB or 40GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drives standard, with up to 60GB optional=
* up to five hours of battery life on one Lithium-ion battery;
* DVI, DVI to VGA adapter, S-video, USB, FireWire, audio line-in and
audio line-out ports;
* new Mac OS X version 10.1.4, as well as Mac OS 9.2.2.; and
* a small, lightweight power adapter.
Pricing & Availability
The new PowerBook G4 is available immediately through the Apple Store
(www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in
two standard configurations.
The 667 MHz PowerBook G4 is available for a suggested retail price of
$2,499 (US) and includes:
* 256MB SDRAM;
* 30GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive; and
* AirPort ready with integrated antennas and card slot.
The 800 MHz PowerBook G4 is available for a suggested retail price of
$3,199 (US) and includes:
* 512MB SDRAM;
* 40GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive; and
* built-in AirPort Card with integrated antennas.
Additional build-to-order options for the new PowerBook G4 include a 60GB
hard drive, up to 1GB of SDRAM, an AirPort Card and the AppleCare
Apple offers special prices on Macintosh computers for education customers
through the Apple Store for Education at www.apple.com/education/store or
by calling an Apple education sales representative at 800-800-APPL.
Education institution prices for Titanium PowerBook G4 notebooks start at
$2,249 (US). To download the latest Apple education price lists, go to
* Based on commonly used actions in Adobe Photoshop 7.0. ** Weight includes
battery and optical drive, and varies by configuration and manufacturing
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