Apple 12-inch PowerBook

/ Updated: December 9, 2005 6:10 PM PST

Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch)

Apple's most portable PowerBook has the same size and resolution display as the 12-inch iBook G4, but it's lighter, and it features better components: a 1.5GHz PowerPC G4 processor; an 80GB, 5,400rpm hard drive; 64MB of dedicated video RAM; and a single-layer DVD burner. In addition, the 12-inch PowerBook has a number of multimedia connections, including DVI, VGA, and S-Video. It also comes with a more business-oriented software bundle that includes Art Directors Toolkit, OmniOutliner, and QuickBooks for Mac. Take note: Like all Apple laptops, upgrading the 12-inch PowerBook G4's components gets extremely expensive in a hurry. For the basic user, the 12-inch iBook is a better deal, but if you need more professional features, a performance boost, or the most lightweight design available, the 12-inch PowerBook is a good choice.

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Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch, Combo drive)

Part Number: M9690LL/A

MSRP: $1,499.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.4
  • Installed Size 512 MB
  • Weight 4.6 lbs
  • Optical Drive CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - fixed
  • Graphics Processor AGP 4x - NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 - 64 MB DDR SDRAM
  • CPU PowerPC G4 1.5 GHz