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Apple PowerBook G4

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Overall 6
6.0

Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch)

PC Magazine
14 July 2014
  • Excerpt: There's a reason you see so many actors using Macs on TV shows and in movies—Apple has the coolness factor covered. And for students, that counts for a lot. The Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch) doesn't disappoint, with its elegant, anodized aluminum case, sharp 12.1-inch LCD, and light weight: At 4.6 pounds, it's the lightest in our roundup. The PowerBook's layout is simple and intuitive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch)

PC Magazine
23 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Apple is known for creating cool designs at premium prices, and consistent with that trend, the Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch)—at $2,999, the most expensive system in our roundup—did not disappoint. The PowerBook is thinner than the other 17-inch wide-screen notebooks in this review, the HP Pavilion zd7000 and the Toshiba Satellite P25-S607.
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Apple 17-Inch PowerBook G4

Digital Pro Sound
26 February 2006
  • Conclusion: There are some things I haven't gotten into with this machine that you might be interested in. First is battery life. Apple advertises a battery life of about 4.5 hours, and that, from my testing, seems to be accurate. I used it all the way back on the road from Vegas (about 350 miles in a slightly circuitous route), and it was just about out of juice by the end. Second is wireless reception.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple PowerBook G4

PC Magazine
2 September 2005
  • Excerpt: A favorite among graphic artists, the 1-inch-thick Apple PowerBook G4 is a sleek laptop with a gorgeous wide-screen, 15.2-inch LCD. Going mobile with this machine is easy; it weighs 5.4 pounds with the battery. In keeping with the clean lines of the system, the PowerBook has a cool slot-loading CD-RW/DVD drive and a flip cover that hides its various ports and connections, including an IEEE 1394 port and two 12-Mbps USB ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple PowerBook G4

PC Magazine
2 September 2005
  • Excerpt: A favorite among graphic artists, the 1-inch-thick Apple PowerBook G4 is a sleek laptop with a gorgeous wide-screen, 15.2-inch LCD. Going mobile with this machine is easy; it weighs 5.4 pounds with the battery. In keeping with the clean lines of the system, the PowerBook has a cool slot-loading CD-RW/DVD drive and a flip cover that hides its various ports and connections, including an IEEE 1394 port and two 12-Mbps USB ports.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch)

PC Magazine
2 September 2005
  • Excerpt: 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. Apple has beefed up the 12-inch model to include Mac OS X Panther v.10.3, Safari 1.2, and Mac OS X Mail, as well as a 1.3-GHz G4 processor. The hard drive, now at a comfortable 60GB, is the largest in our ultraportable group.
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Overall 7
7.0

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

PC Magazine
2 September 2005
  • Conclusion: 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 Pavilion dv1000 is a great multimedia buy.
  • Pros: Computing luxury at its best. Good performance. Backlit keyboard.
  • Cons: Screen isn't as bright as other multimedia notebooks. Expensive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple PowerBook G4 (15-inch)

PC Magazine
18 August 2005
  • Excerpt: 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 garner the mainstream corporate demand of the other notebooks here, it is well equipped and by far the best-looking system for multimedia mavens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple PowerBook G4 (15-Inch)

PC Magazine
27 January 2005
  • Excerpt: For those who found the ultraportable 12-inch Apple PowerBook too small and the 17-inch too large, chances are the new Apple PowerBook G4 15-Inch ($1,999 or $2,599 direct, depending on configuration) will feel just right. Serious road-warriors had the ultraportable, desk-bound creative-types were covered by the larger notebook, and now the new laptop makes the perfect choice for business professionals, nicely rounding out Apple's lineup.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch)

PC Magazine
14 October 2003
  • Excerpt: This was one of the first notebooks to move to the 802.11g wireless standard. Though incompatible with our standard PC-based wireless tests, in informal testing its signal reached up to 140 feet, and its DVD playback lasted 2:22, which is enough for most movies. This system isn't really meant to be carted around daily. As a desktop replacement, it's a rock-solid system.
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