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Apple Powerbook M9970 G4 1670 120GB 1670 MHz

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Apple Powerbook M9970 G4 1670 120GB 1670 MHz. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and design are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the size and energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, design, screen

energy, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple Powerbook M9970 G4 1670 120GB 1670 MHz is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Powerbook M9970 G4 1670 120GB 1670 MHz


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Apple Powerbook M9970 G4 1670 120GB 1670 MHz from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and battery. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and usability.

performance, price, battery, design

usability, energy

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple A1045, A1078, A1148 Replacement Laptop Battery for PowerBook G4 15 Inch Series, 4400 mAh (6 Cell) Li-ion, Silver BatteryApple A1045, A1078, A1148 Replacement Laptop Battery for PowerBook G4 15 Inch Series, 4400 mAh (6 Cell) Li-ion, Silver Battery

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Apple PowerBook G4 (15-inch) (Iss. 21 2004)


If it's an Apple portable you want, the PowerBook G4 lets you walk around in style. If it's too much for your tastes, you can opt for the smaller, lighter, and more affordable Apple iBook (12-inch). If it's a toss up between a PC and a Mac, the HP...

Computing luxury at its best. Good performance. Backlit keyboard

Screen isn't as bright as other multimedia notebooks. Expensive

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Richard Fisco (

Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch)


In a slick, shiny aluminum case, the 12-inch Apple PowerBook G4 is the smallest of the PowerBook trio. Though only 4.6 pounds, it can hold its own with other Apples or competing notebooks.

Jul, 2004

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Apple PowerBook G4 (15-inch)


Although Apple is having fun promoting the little and big PowerBooks with the help of Mini-Me and NBA giant Yao Ming, Apple's in-between system, the 15-inch Apple PowerBook G4, might be the one that's just right for the masses. And though it doesn't...

May, 2003

Expert review by : Jeremy Torr (

Apple PowerBook G4 12-inch


The new 12in PowerBook G4 is a truly beautiful piece of equipment. It sports a superb screen, the best portable keyboard ever and a super-slick, slot-loading DVD/CD-RW combo drive. Add FireWire, Bluetooth, Ethernet, a couple of USB ports and the usual...

May, 2003

Product Specifications


Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):5.5


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9700
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2


Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet; Wireless LAN; Bluetooth
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX
Wireless compliancy:IEEE 802.11g/b; Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 45

Other Features

Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:54Mbps AirPort Extreme

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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:1.67


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:iLife '05 \nMS Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive\nArt Directors Toolkit\nFileMaker Pro Trial\nGraphicConverter\nOmniGraffle\nOmniOutliner & Apple Hardware Test
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger


Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:120

Weight & Dimensions