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Apple Powerbook G4 Titanium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Apple Powerbook G4 Titanium. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the image quality and durability, while reviews are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, screen, design, usability

price, reliability, sound, durability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple Powerbook G4 Titanium is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Apple PowerBook 17-inch


Bright screen. Backlit keyboard with ambient sensors. Relatively lightweight. Excellent bundled software.

No TV tuner. No Front Row. Only two USB ports.

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Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Apple PowerBook 15-inch


The PowerBook is better than before, with new features like the scrolling touch pad and the Sudden Motion Sensor that protects your hard drive.

Hard drive protection. Enhanced Bluetooth. Scrolling touch pad.

Only two USB ports. A bit pricey.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Rick Lepage (

Apple Titanium PowerBook G4/1GHz


Good performance ; Runs very quietly ; DVD-burning capabilities make for fully mobile video studio

Cons: Slow DVD-burning speed

Feb, 2003

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Apple PowerBook

Aug, 2000

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Apple Titanium PowerBook G4


Apple has beefed up its PowerBook line of professional notebooks. More speed and a better screen make the Apple Titanium PowerBook G4 a high-performance dream machine for creative professionals.

Expert review by : ernest (

Apple PowerBook 15-inch Widescreen Notebook Review (pics, specs)


I have used PCs almost all of my life, and have never owned a Mac. I had bought an HP dv1000 laptop 3 months ago, but soon decided I wnated something that had more performance. After using Macs in the school computer labs I investigated Apple and was...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Administrator (

Apple PowerBook Review (pics, specs)


The Powerbook is Apple's desktop replacement style notebook, but unlike most PC notebooks in this category, the Powerbook is not bulky, nor is it thick and heavy. In fact, the Powerbook is about as thin as mainstream notebooks get, and as light as I...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Joe McCleskey (

Apple Titanium PowerBook G4


Truly portable editing environments with sufficient muscle to do real work were few and far between just one year ago. Now, with inexpensive laptop computer power increasing, there are an increasing number of choices for those who need a mobile...

Rugged, light and slim, Useful multi-monitor feature, Ready to edit, out of the box

Only basic editing software included, Touchpad is not very well-suited for video editing

We applaud the efforts of Apple for incorporating video editing as a standard feature on all its laptops, Apple has done much to encourage us that creating high-quality movies is as easy as making music CDs, or writing a letter. Keep up the good work,...

Mar, 2002

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PowerBook G4 800 Mhz


Light, Fast, Good battery, Nice screen, Portable,

Case Breaks Easily-Expensive, Keyboard mark appears onscreen

Apr, 2004

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Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

Take a high-performance PowerPC G4 processor, add a wide-screen display, and enclose it all in a lightweight titanium case. Apple has just created the PowerBook G4 - and redefined portable computing. If you need the utmost power for creative design, education, or business, the PowerBook G4 is ready to provide it wherever you go. Making a notebook computer the slimmest and lightest in its category shouldn't have to mean making compromises in performance and functionality. What makes a supercomputer "super" is its ability to execute at least one billion floating-point operations per second. It's a staggering measure of speed known as a "gigaflop". In addition, the PowerPC G4 can perform four (in some cases eight) 32-bit floating-point calculations in a single cycle - two to four times faster than traditional processors. The PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine works with the PowerPC architecture to accelerate the data-intensive processing required by next-generation video, voice and graphics applications. Among the G4 key features is a vector permute function capable of rearranging data in the registers - a priceless benefit when converting data from one format to another (often necessary with voice, video and graphics applications, which typically need to save data in a number of different formats). These vector-processing acceleration advantages give the G4 microprocessor a significant edge when it comes to fast visualization of large data sets and intensive math for real-time simulations, making the PowerPC G4 perfect for everything from digital video, graphics and 3D games to astronomy, the biosciences and predictive modeling.


Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):4.5
Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1280 x 854
HD type:Not supported

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.6cm
Max Resolution:1152 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9700
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple PowerBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Trackpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2


Color:Gray metallic


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.34bis / ITU V.90 / k56Flex
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS 9.1

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):13.7 x 9.49 x 1.1
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
TV in port: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Clock Speed:500MHz
Processor cache:0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor frequency:1.5
Type:PowerPC G4


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Mail, iChat, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, GarageBand and iDVD[4]), iSync, iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Acrobat Reader, Art Directors Toolkit, EarthLink TotalAccess (includes 30 days of free dial-up service with Earthlink activation), FileMaker Pro Trial, GraphicConverter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, Zinio Reader, Xcode Developer Tools and Apple Hardware Test
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.3


Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Education / Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI RAGE Mobility

Weight & Dimensions