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Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2227 reviews of Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and usability are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the touchpad and price, while there are some mixed comments about the battery.

design, performance, portability, usability, screen

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 966 user reviews of Apple Powerbook G4 (2001-2002) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The usability and design also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the touchpad. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

performance, design, usability, portability, reliability

connectivity

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Apple iBook G4 (14-inch)

 

The higher-end model in Apple's budget-friendly iBook line, the $1,299 14-inch iBook G4 offers a lower price than the previous iteration and a few welcome enhancements. Though the 14-inch iBook G4 is no slouch and is perfectly adequate for basic use,...

Solid case design; respectable performance and battery life; ample software package; Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; hard drive-protection application.

Lacks audio input and multimedia controls; mediocre sound; free telephone support lasts a mere 90 days.

The attractive 14-inch iBook G4 has most of the features, performance, and battery life a basic user will need, but Intel Core Duo-based iBooks loom large on the horizon.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (cnet.com)

Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch)

 

Apple's reluctance to mess with a good thing brings a handful of modest upgrades to the new 17-inch PowerBook G4. For one, the 17-inch model now has a native resolution of 1,680x1,050 and a list price of $2,499--$200 less than before. Though it's...

Brilliant display has superfine native resolution; less expensive than prior version; DVD burner; improved battery life; includes Apple's Sudden Motion Sensor and ambient-light sensor.

Expensive; lacks a TV tuner card; has only two USB ports.

The 17-inch PowerBook G4 delivers a competitive set of features, a great software package, good battery life, and style in spades, but you can find plenty of less expensive options out there.

Dec, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch review

 

Apple PowerBook G4

Excellent design; good productivity performance; solid set of features and connections; great speakers; killer software bundle.

Lacks external volume and multimedia controls; middling gaming performance; just average battery life; free phone support lasts just 90 days.

Though pricier than the 12-inch iBook G4 and some comparable PC laptops, the 12-inch PowerBook G4's performance, solid set of features and software, and killer design will overjoy intermediate and advanced mobile users.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Apple iBook G4

 

Better specs and battery life in the iBook case we love.

Low base price; well-designed case; lengthy battery life; hard drive-protection technology; robust software package; Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

No external multimedia controls; no audio input; weak speakers; only 90 days of free telephone support.

Though it's less powerful than the PowerBook, the reasonably priced 12-inch iBook G4 has a well-designed case, long battery life, and great software, which make it a good choice for anyone seeking a solid entry-level laptop.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple PowerBook 17-inch

 

This is a great update to a much-loved and successful laptop.

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

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

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple iBook G4 12-inch (1.33 GHz)

 

Budget price. More hard drive and memory options. Hard drive protection.

Reduced battery life. Aging design.

Check out the Apple iBook against other ultalight laptops in our side by side comparison table.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Adrienne Robillard (cnet.com)

Apple PowerBook G4 (15-inch, SuperDrive)

 

The 15-inch PowerBook G4 covers all the bases, delivering speed, performance, wireless connectivity, and portability to business and creative professionals. Its appealing aluminum casing will also attract those who don't require the high-end features...

Beautiful sleek-and-slender design; robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger; illuminated keyboard and scrollable trackpad; SuperDrive DVD burner.

Expensive; only 90 days of toll-free technical support.

The high-performance, fully loaded, simply beautiful 15-inch PowerBook G4 will satisfy students and creative professionals who can afford to sacrifice cash for style.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

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.

Don't miss the Apple PowerBook 15-inch's Ratings and Test Results

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (cnet.com)

Apple 17-inch PowerBook G4

 

Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch)

Sublime Apple design; lighter than other comparably sized laptops; motion sensor protects hard drive; 512MB of RAM standard; scrolling trackpad; built-in wireless and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; illuminated keyboard.

Expensive; features an older G4 processor, not a G5; only 90 days of toll-free telephone support.

The foxy Apple 17-inch PowerBook delivers the performance and the features most users will need, but it's more expensive than a similarly outfitted Windows laptop.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Omar Cintron (pcmag.com)

Apple iBook G4 (12-inch) (Iss. 21 2004)

 

If aesthetics are important to you, Apple's got you covered, once again.

Good performance and design. Very sharp and clear screen.

Needs bigger battery

Although its weight and small hard drive keep it from being an ideal ultraportable, the iBook G4 is a good choice for Apple users who care about style and affordability. (At press time, the Apple's price was lowered to $999 for models with a 1.3 GHz...

Nov, 2004

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