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updated  January 28, 2003


Apple 17 inch Wide Screen G4 LapTop

Apple introduces the first 17 inch display in one of their laptop computer. Equivalent in size to a 19 inch CRT screen, but considerably lighter in weight. Apple does not stop here they have added many excellent new and practical features and upgrades. One new feature is a key board which is able to sense the presence of surrounding light. When low light is present the key board will glow. This is a self contain portable studio which allows the director to start a project and out put the finish product to a DVD.

The Laptop has a 1GHz PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine. Installed memory includes one 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM running at (333MHz). One more slot is provided for a total of up to 1GB memory. The OSX operating system takes full use of the velocity engine, speeding up programs like graphic intense programs.

Useful for the graphic designer but games play well with the NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go, which is supports 64MB of DDR SDRAM. There is APG 4X support and video memory for 2D/3D graphic acceleration. A DVI output port and a VGA output when using the included DVI to VGA adapter.

Next generation in FireWire technology is introduce here. One 800Mbps and One 400Mbps FireWire port is offered to hook up devices such as camcorders and hard drives. Two USB for connecting external keyboard, optical mouse or other devices.

Improvements and upgrades

  • 1GHz PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine
  • 17 inch TFT monitor equivalent to a 19 inch CRT monitor.
  • 1410 by 900 pixel resolution
  • Key Board Auto light in low light
  • Auto screen brightness adjustment
  • DVD 1x burn to disc
  • Faster Fire Wire 800Mbps
  • Bluetooth connects digital devices wireless
  • Air Port Extreme at 54Mbps wireless connection
  • One inch thick // 6.8 pounds

Only 1 inch Thick


Included Hard Ware

  • 60GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive
  • Optical Drive DVD-R/CD-RW Burner // Player
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T (Gigabit)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 440 Go with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM
  • Back up DVD software
  • AC Adapter,
  • In computer Battery Charger
  • Lithium - ion Battery
  • Modem 56 K
  • Power Cord,
  • Speakers

Included Soft Ware
QuickTime | iCal | iChat | iMovie | iPhoto | iTunes | iDVD (requires SuperDrive) | DVD Player | Mac OS X Mail | Microsoft Internet Explorer | EarthLink (includes 30 days of free service) |
Acrobat Reader | Art Directors Toolkit | FAXstf | FileMaker Pro Trial | GraphicConverter | Microsoft Office v. X Test Drive | OmniGraffle | OmniOutliner | QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition | Developer Tools | Apple Hardware Test |


Over View

  • Installed memory 512MB PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM
  • Maximum Memory: 2 SO - DIMM slot support up to 1GB
  • Cache Size: Level 2 cache 256K DDR SRAM // Level 3 cache 1MB DDR SRAM
  • System Bus Speed: 167 MHz
  • Operating System Mac OS X version 10.2 (Jaguar)
  • NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go with 64MB of DDR SDRAM
    *APG 4X support, video memory for 2D/3D graphic acceleration
    *DVI output port
    *VGA output using and included a DVI to VGA adapter
  • 60GB hard drive, 4200 rpm Ulta ATA / 100
  • Super Drive burns a DVD at 1x and plays at 8X (Side loading)
  • CD - RW: CD-R8X / CD-RW4X / Read-Play24X (Side loading)
  • Audio: Line in / Head Phone out / Microphone - omnidirectional
  • Built- in V.92 modem Maxium speed 56K
  • Ethernet (10 / 100 / 1000Base-T (Gigabit) RJ - 45 connector
  • Bluetooth technology
  • FireWire: One 800Mbps and One 400Mbps
  • USB Two ports at 12Mbps
  • PC Card / CardBus Slot for Type I or Type II
  • 17 inch TFT display with millions of colors at 1440 by 900 pixel resolution.
    Also supports 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640 and 800 by 500 pixels
  • 1 - 55 Watt hr. Lithium - ion Battery w/LED recharge indicator
    4.5 hour use cycle and with a charge
  • Solid - state track pad
  • Built- in full size keyboard with 78 (US) or 79 (ISO)
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Warranty One year limited and 90 days of telephone support
  • Height 1.0 inch (2.6 cm) | Width 15.4 inches (39.2 cm) |
    Depth 10.2 inches (25.9 cm)
  • Weight 6.8 pound (3.1 kg) with battery and optical drive installed
  • NA US Dollars or NA Canadian Dollars

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