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Aluminum G4

The information below has been gathered from many sources (spec. database, observation, etc.) and may not be all inclusive. Please feel free to notify us of important errors or omissions.

Introduced at the beginning of 2003, the Aluminum G4 came in just two versions, 12-inch and 17-inch. Both models had Airport Extreme®, Gigabit Ethernet, modem, USB, FireWire, headphone and microphone ports. The 12-inch model had a 867MHz processor, 1024x768 LCD, VGA out, and CDRW/DVD drive (SuperDrive® optional), while the 17-inch model had a 1GHz processor, 1440 x 900 LCD, DVI, SuperDrive®, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth® Cardbus®, and a FireWire 800 port.

Late in 2003,four new models were introduced. These models had all the features of the previous models plus DVI, USB 2.0 and built-in Bluetooth® were standard. The 12-inch model was upgraded to 1GHz (12-inch DVI); two 15-inch (1280x854 LCD) models were introduced at 1.0 and 1.25 GHz (15-inch FW800); and the 17-inch 1.33GHz. Other standard features included: CardBus® (all except 12-inch), and SuperDrive® (optional on 1GHz models). The 1.25 and 1.33 GHz models also had a backlit keyboard.

The line was again upgraded in April of 2004 and renamed the PowerBook G4 Family. The 12-inch model was then 1.33GHz, and has optional SuperDrive®. The 15-inch model came with a 1.33 or 1.5GHz processor; and the 17-inch model clocked in at 1.5GHz. All models came standard with Airport, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0; Backlit keyboard was standard on the 1.5GHz models (optional on the 15-inch 1.33GHz).

In early 2005, the 12-inch model became 1.5GHz, and has an optional SuperDrive®. Two 15-inch models were upgraded: one at 1.5GHz with optional Superdrive®; the other at 1.67GHz and SuperDrive® standard. The 17-inch model moved to 1.67GHz with SuperDrive® standard. Other standard features included Airport, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0; Backlit keyboard and Cardbus® was standard on the 15 and 17-inch models.

Late in 2005, the final upgrade to the Aluminum line added a Dual-Layer SuperDrive®, and high resolution displays on the 15-inch (1440x960) and 17-inch (1680x1050) models.

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