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Announced in January 2003, the 12-inch PowerBook G4 had an aluminum housing and G4 processor, as well as a then new logic board redesign that included DDR RAM, internal Bluetooth, and support for Apple's Airport Extreme.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: January 2003
  • Price at launch: $1,799.00


  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 10.9 inches
  • Depth: 8.6 inches
  • Thickness: 1.18 inches
  • Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Color: Silver


  • Operating system: Mac OS X


  • Screen size (diagonal): 12.1 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Standard
  • Number pad: No


  • Type(s): Trackpad


  • CPU family: G4
  • Model: PowerPC 7455 v3.3
  • Cores: 1
  • Clockspeed: 867 MHz

Processor (base)

  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce4 420 Go

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 256 MB
  • Max. config RAM size: 640 MB
  • RAM type: DDR
  • Base RAM speed: 266 MHz


  • Options: HDD (4200RPM)
  • Base drive type: HDD (4200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 40 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 60 GB


  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD/CD-RW combo

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2


  • USB: 2
  • FireWire 400: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100
  • Mini VGA: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 1.1


  • Size: 47 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)


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