PowerBook G4

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PowerBook G4
PowerBook redjar.jpg
An aluminum PowerBook G4 with a 15.2-inch screen
DeveloperApple Computer, Inc.
TypeLaptop
Release dateJanuary 9, 2001
DiscontinuedMay 16, 2006
CPUPowerPC G4, 400 MHz–1.67 GHz
PredecessorPowerBook G3
PowerBook 2400c
SuccessorMacBook Pro

The PowerBook G4 is a series of notebook computers manufactured, marketed, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. between 2001 and 2006 as part of its PowerBook line of notebooks. The PowerBook G4 runs on the RISC-based PowerPC G4 processor, designed by the AIM (Apple/IBM/Motorola) development alliance and initially produced by Motorola. It was built later by Freescale, after Motorola spun off its semiconductor business under that name in 2004. The PowerBook G4 has two different designs: one enclosed in a titanium body with a translucent black keyboard and a 15-inch screen; and another in an aluminum body with an aluminum-colored keyboard, in 12-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch sizes.

Between 2001 and 2003, Apple produced the titanium PowerBook G4; between 2003 and 2006, the aluminum models were produced. Both models were hailed for their modern design, long battery life, and processing power. When the aluminum PowerBook G4s were first released in January 2003, 12-inch and 17-inch models were introduced first, while the 15-inch model retained the titanium body until September 2003, when a new aluminum 15-inch PowerBook was released. The aluminum 15-inch model also includes a FireWire 800 port, which had been included with the 17-inch model since its debut nine months earlier.

The PowerBook G4 is the last generation of the PowerBook series, and was succeeded by the Intel-powered MacBook Pro line in the first half of 2006. The latest version of OS X that any PowerBook G4 can run is Mac OS X Leopard, released in 2007.[1] When Apple switched to Intel x86 processors in 2006, the PowerBook G4's form and aluminum chassis were retained for the MacBook Pro.

1st generation: Titanium[edit]

PowerBook G4 (titanium)
1ghz Titanium Apple PowerBook G4.jpg
The titanium PowerBook G4 (nicknamed TiBook)[2]
DeveloperApple Computer, Inc.
TypeLaptop
Release dateJanuary 9, 2001
DiscontinuedSeptember 16, 2003
CPUPowerPC G4, 400 MHz–1 GHz

The first generation of the PowerBook G4 was announced at Steve Jobs' MacWorld Expo keynote on January 9, 2001. The two models featured a PowerPC G4 processor running at either 400 or 500 MHz, housed in a titanium-clad case that was 1 inch (25 mm) deep. This was 0.7 inches (18 mm) shallower than the G4's predecessor, the PowerBook G3. The G4 was among the first laptops to use a screen with a widescreen aspect ratio. It also featured a front-mounted slot-loading optical drive.[3] The notebook was given the unofficial nickname "TiBook", after the titanium case and the PowerBook brand name;[2] it was sold alongside the cheaper iBook. The 1 GHz version of the titanium G4 is the last, and fastest, PowerBook that can natively run Mac OS 9 (version 9.2.2).

Industrial design[edit]

The initial design of the PowerBook G4 was developed by Apple hardware designers Jory Bell, Nick Merz, and Danny Delulis.[4] Quanta, an original design manufacturer, also helped in the design.[citation needed] The new machine was a sharp departure from the black plastic, curvilinear PowerBook G3 models that preceded it. The orientation of the Apple logo on the computer's lid was switched so that it would "read" correctly to onlookers when the computer was in use.[5] PowerBook G3 and prior models presented it right-side-up from the perspective of the computer's owner when the lid was closed. Apple's industrial design team, headed by British designer Jonathan Ive, converged around a minimalist aesthetic—the titanium G4's design language laid the groundwork for the aluminum PowerBook G4, the MacBook Pro, the Power Mac G5, the flat-screen iMac, the Xserve, and the Mac mini.

Quality issues[edit]

The hinges on the titanium PowerBook display are notorious for breaking under typical use. Usually the hinge (which is shaped like an L) will break just to the left of where it attaches to the lower case on the right hinge, and just to the right on the left hinge (where the right hinge is on the right side of the computer when the optical drive is facing the user). When the 667 MHz and 800 MHz "DVI" PowerBooks were introduced, Apple changed the hinge design slightly to strengthen it. At least one aftermarket manufacturer began producing sturdier replacement hinges[6] to address this problem, though actually performing the repair is difficult as the display bezel is glued together. In addition some discolouration, bubbling or peeling of paint on the outer bezel occurred, notably around the area where the palm would rest while using the trackpad, and around the rear of the hinges where paint on the back of the machine was often worn off. This appeared on early models but not on later titanium PowerBooks.[7]

Display issues[edit]

The video cable is routed around the left-side hinge. This will cause the cable to weaken under heavy usage. Many owners have reported display problems such as random lines or a jumbled screen, although a few owners have replaced just the video cable to successfully resolve this problem. There is also a backlight cable that might fail; The best option is to replace either or both cables before replacing LCD screen.

Models[edit]

All Obsolete[8]

Model[9] "Mercury", Original TiBook[10][11] "Onyx", Gigabit TiBook "Ivory", DVI TiBook "Antimony", TiBook
Timetable Released January 9, 2001 October 16, 2001 April 29, 2002 November 6, 2002
Discontinued October 16, 2001 April 29, 2002 November 6, 2002 September 16, 2003
Ordering info. Model number M5884 (EMC 1854) M8407 (EMC 1895) A1001 (EMC 1913) A1025 (EMC N/A)
Order number M7952 (400), M7710 (500) M8362 (550), M8363 (667) M8591 (667), M8592 (800) M8858 (867), M8859 (1.0)
Model identifier PowerBook3,2 PowerBook3,3 PowerBook3,4 PowerBook3,5
Display Size 15.2" (widescreen)
Method TFT matte LCD display
Resolution 1152×768 1280×854
Performance Processor PowerPC G4 (7410) PowerPC G4 (7450) PowerPC G4 (7455)
Processor speed 400 or 500 MHz 550 or 667 MHz 667 or 800 MHz 867 MHz or 1 GHz
Cache 1 MB backside L2 cache (2:1) 256 KB on-chip L2 cache (1:1) 256 KB on-chip L2 cache
1 MB L3 cache (1:1)
256 KB on-chip L2 cache
1 MB DDR L3 cache (1:1)
Front Side Bus 100 MHz 100 MHz (550 MHz model) or 133 MHz (667 MHz model) 133 MHz
Memory Range 128 MB (two 64 MB) or 256 MB (two 128 MB)
Expandable up to 1 GB
128 MB (two 64 MB) or 256 MB (two 128 MB)
Expandable up to 1 GB
256 MB (two 128 MB) or 512 MB (two 256 MB)
Expandable up to 1 GB
Type PC100 SDRAM PC133 SDRAM PC133 SDRAM
Graphics Amount 8 MB of SDRAM 16 MB of SDRAM 32 MB of DDR SDRAM 32 MB or 64 MB of DDR SDRAM
Type ATI Rage 128 ATI Radeon ATI Radeon 7500 ATI Radeon 9000
AGP 2x 4x
Storage Hard drive
Ultra ATA/66
10 or 20 GB
Optional 30 GB
20 or 30 GB
Optional 48 GB
30 or 40 GB at 4200 rpm
Optional 60 GB at 5400 rpm
40 or 60 GB at 4200 rpm
Optical drive
(slot-loading)
6x DVD-ROM 6x DVD-ROM
Optional 24x CD-ROM read, 8x CD-R write, 8x CD-RW write
8x DVD read, 8x CD-R write, 24x CD-R read 8x DVD read, 8x CD-R write, 24x CD-R read or 1x DVD-R write, 6x DVD read, 8x CD-R write, 24x CD read
Connections Connectivity Optional AirPort 802.11b
10/100 BASE-T Fast Ethernet
56k V.90 modem
Infrared (IrDA)
Optional or Integrated Airport 802.11b
Gigabit Ethernet
56k V.90 modem
Infrared (IrDA)
Optional or Integrated Airport 802.11b
Gigabit Ethernet
56k V.92 modem
Peripherals 2x USB 1.1
1x FireWire 400
PC Card I/II
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio output mini-jack
2x USB 1.1
1x FireWire 400
PC Card I/II
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack
Audio output mini-jack
Video out VGA and S-Video DVI and S-Video
Battery 50 watt hour removable lithium-ion 55.3 watt hour removable lithium-ion 61 watt hour removable lithium-ion
Maximum Operating System Mac OS X 10.4.11 “Tiger” and Mac OS 9.2.2
Unofficially, can run Mac OS X 10.5.8 with third-party software.
Mac OS X 10.5.8 “Leopard” and Mac OS 9.2.2

2nd generation: Aluminum[edit]

PowerBook G4 (aluminum)
Powerbook G4 17" 1.67ghz Late-2005.jpg
An aluminum PowerBook G4 with a 17-inch screen
DeveloperApple Computer, Inc.
TypeLaptop
Release dateJanuary 7, 2003
DiscontinuedFebruary 28, 2006 (15")
April 24, 2006 (17")
May 16, 2006 (12")
CPUPowerPC G4, 867 MHz – 1.67 GHz

In 2003, Apple introduced a new line of PowerBook G4s with 12-, 15-, and 17-inch screens and aluminum cases. The new notebooks not only brought a different design to the PowerBook G4 line but also laid down the foundation for Apple’s notebook design for the next five years, replaced initially in January 2008 by the MacBook Air and the subsequent MacBook and MacBook Pro redesigns in October. The 15" titanium model was still available until September 16, 2003, when the aluminum model replaced it. Notably, the 12" model brought a welcome return to the Apple subnotebook configuration, conspicuously lacking in their product line since the discontinuation of the PowerBook 2400 in 1998. While the titanium PowerBook G4s were capable of booting into Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X operating systems, the aluminum PowerBook G4s could only boot into Mac OS X. Both series of machines could run Mac OS 9 in Classic mode from within Mac OS X.

Industrial design[edit]

The aluminum PowerBook G4 was designed by Apple's Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, and used a radically different design from the preceding titanium models. The most obvious change was the use of aluminum instead of titanium to manufacture the body. The keyboard, which was originally black, was changed to match the color of the body. Additionally, the aluminum keyboard was backlit on the 17" model and on one of the 15" models. This was the first case of keyboard internal backlighting seen on a notebook computer. The design was considered[by whom?] superior to most other notebooks when it debuted in 2003, and consequently, it made the PowerBook G4 one of the most desirable notebooks on the market. The external design of Apple's professional laptops continued to remain similar to the aluminum PowerBook G4 until the Spotlight on Notebooks event on October 14, 2008.

Quality issues[edit]

Some owners have experienced failure of the lower memory slot on some of the 15" models, with the typical repair being the replacement of the logic board. Apple had started a Repair Extension Program concerning the issue,[12] but it has been noted that some models displaying the issue have not been included. This leaves certain PowerBook G4 owners with only a maximum of 1 GB of RAM to use instead of a full 2 GB.

Apple previously had a Repair Extension Program to fix the "white spot" issue on its 15" PowerBook displays.[13]

There has also been a rash of reports concerning sudden and pervasive sleeping of 1.5 and 1.67 GHz models known as Narcoleptic Aluminum PowerBook Syndrome.[14] Symptoms include the PowerBook suddenly entering sleep mode, regardless of the battery level or whether the PowerBook is plugged in. One cause is the ambient light sensing,[15] and associated instruction set coding, with possible keyboard backlight and sleep light issues accompanying the so-called "narcolepsy". Another cause is the trackpad area heat sensor; system logs report "Power Management received emergency overtemp signal. Going to sleep.".[citation needed]

To correct this, service groups will often replace the logic board or power converter, but the actual fix (depending on the model) for the first cause is to replace or remove the left or right ambient light sensors; and for the second cause, disconnect, remove, or replace the heat sensor, or the entire top case which holds the trackpad heat sensor. Alternatively, there are reports which detail success in removing certain sensor kernel extensions or rebuilding the kernel using the Darwin Open Source project after commenting out the relevant sleepSystem() call; permanent resolution of the sleep issue in this manner is little documented.[16]

The 1.67 GHz model may suffer from manufacturing or design defects in its display. Initial reports pointed to this only being a problem with type M9689 17" PowerBooks introduced in Q2 2005, but then this problem was also seen in displays replaced by Apple Service Providers in this period (e.g. because of the bright spots issue). The devices were the last 17" models shipped with the matte 1440×900 pixel low-resolution display. After many months of usage, the displays may show permanently shining lines of various colors stretching vertically across the LCD. Often this will start with one-pixel-wide vertical lines being "stuck" in an "always-on" mode. Various sites have been set up documenting this issue.[17][18]

On May 20, 2005, Apple recalled 12-inch iBook G4, and 12- and 15-inch PowerBook G4 batteries (model number A1061, first 5 characters HQ441 – HQ507 for the iBook, model # A1079, serial # 3X446 – 3X510 for 12" PowerBook, model # A1078, serial # 3X446 – 3X509.)[19] They were recalled due to short-circuiting which caused overheating and explosion. The batteries were made by LG Chemical, in Taiwan and China. Apple has since removed the recall from its website.

Models[edit]

All Obsolete[8]

Model Early 2003 Late 2003 Early 2004 Early 2005 Late 2005
Timetable Introduction January 7, 2003 September 16, 2003 April 19, 2004 January 31, 2005 October 19, 2005
Discontinuation September 16, 2003 April 19, 2004 January 31, 2005 October 19, 2005 / May 16, 2006 (M9691) January 10, 2006 / April 26, 2006 (M9970)
Identifiers Model number A1010 (EMC 1931) (12")
A1013 (EMC N/A) (17")
A1010 (EMC 1986) (12") (DVI)
A1046 (EMC 1960) (15") (FW800)
A1052 (EMC N/A) (17")
A1010 (EMC 1986) (12")
A1095 (EMC N/A) (15")
A1085 (EMC 1983A) (17")
A1104 (EMC 2030) (12")
A1106 (EMC 2029) (15") (SMS/BT2)
A1107 (EMC N/A) (17")
A1104 (EMC 2030) (12")
A1138 (EMC N/A) (15") (DLSD/HR)
A1139 (EMC N/A) (17") (DLSD/HR)
Model identifier PowerBook6,1 (12")
PowerBook5,1 (17")
PowerBook6,2 (12") (DVI)
PowerBook5,2 (15") (FW800)
PowerBook5,3 (17")
PowerBook6,4 (12")
PowerBook5,4 (15")
PowerBook5,5 (17")
PowerBook6,8 (12")
PowerBook5,6 (15") (SMS/BT2)
PowerBook5,7 (17")
PowerBook6,8 (12")
PowerBook5,8 (15") (DLSD/HR)
PowerBook5,9 (17") (DLSD/HR)
Order M8760 (12")
M8793 (17")
M9007 (12" Combo drive)
M9008 (12" SuperDrive)
M8980 (15" Combo drive)
M8981 (15" SuperDrive)
M9110 (17")
M9183 (12" Combo drive)
M9184 (12" SuperDrive)
M9421 (15" Combo drive)
M9422 (15" SuperDrive)
M9462 (17")
M9690 (12" Combo drive)
M9691 (12" SuperDrive)
M9676 (15" Combo drive)
M9677 (15" SuperDrive)
M9689 (17")
M9691 (12" SuperDrive)
M9969 (15")
M9970 (17")
Display 12" 12.1, TFT LCD display, 1024×768
15" 15.2, TFT LCD display, 1280×854 15.2, TFT LCD display, 1440×960
17" 17, TFT LCD display, 1440×900 17, TFT LCD display, 1680×1050
Processor CPU PowerPC 7455 v3.3 (G4) PowerPC 7447 (G4) PowerPC 7447A (G4) PowerPC 7447A (G4) (12" and 15")
PowerPC 7447B (G4) (17")
PowerPC 7447B (G4)
Speed 867 MHz (12")
1 GHz (17")
1 GHz (12" and 15")
1.25 GHz (15")
1.33 GHz (17")
1.33 GHz (12" and 15")
1.5 GHz (15" and 17")
1.5 GHz (12" and 15")
1.67 GHz (15" and 17")
Backside cache 256 KB of L2 backside cache (12")
1 MB of L3 backside cache (17")
512 KB of L2 backside cache
Memory Base 256 MB (two 128 MB) of 266 MHz PC-2100 DDR SDRAM (12")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (17")
256 MB (soldered) of 266 MHz PC-2100 DDR SDRAM (12")
256 MB (two 128 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (15")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (17")
256 MB (soldered) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (12")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM 512 MB (two 256 MB) of 333 MHz PC-2700 DDR SDRAM (12")
512 MB of 533 MHz PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM (15" and 17")
Expansion Expandable to 1152 MB (12") or 2 GB (17") Expandable to 1.25 GB (12") or 2 GB (15", 17")
Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce4 Go 420 with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
NVIDIA GeForce4 Go 440 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (17")
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9600 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9700 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
Optional ATI Radeon 9700 with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9700 with 64 MB or 128 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM (12")
ATI Radeon 9700 with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM (15" and 17")
Ports AGP 4x
Hard drive Capacity 40 or 60 GB at 4200 rpm 40 GB at 4200 rpm or 60 or 80 GB at 5400 rpm 60, 80, or 100 GB at 5400 rpm 80 GB, 100 GB or 120 GB at 5400 rpm
Types Ultra ATA/100
Optical Drive
Slot Loading
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive or DVD-RW SuperDrive (12")
DVD-RW SuperDrive (17")
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive or DVD-RW SuperDrive (12" and 15")
DVD-RW SuperDrive (17")
DVD-RW SuperDrive (12")
DVD-RW DL SuperDrive (15" and 17")
Connectivity Optional or Integrated AirPort Extreme 802.11b/g
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet (12") or Gigabit Ethernet (15" and 17")
56k V.92 modem
Bluetooth 1.1
Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11b/g
10/100 BASE-T Ethernet (12") or Gigabit Ethernet (15" and 17")
56k V.92 modem
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Peripherals 2x USB 1.1
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (17")
PC Card I/II (17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack
Audio output mini-jack
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (15" and 17")
PC Card I/II (15" and 17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack
Audio output mini-jack
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (15" and 17")
PC Card I/II (15" and 17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack (12" and 15") or Analog/optical digital audio input mini-jack (17")
Audio output mini-jack (12" and 15") or Analog/optical digital audio output mini-jack (17")
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 400
1x FireWire 800 (15" and 17")
PC Card I/II (15" and 17")
Built-in stereo speakers
Audio input mini-jack (12") or Analog/optical digital audio input mini-jack (15" and 17")
Audio output mini-jack (12") or Analog/optical digital audio output mini-jack (15" and 17")
Video out Mini-VGA (12") or DVI (17") Mini-DVI (12") or DVI (15" and 17")
Battery 47-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (12")
55-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (17")
47-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (12")
46-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (15")
58-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (17")
50-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (12" and 15")
58-watt-hour removable lithium-ion (17")
Maximum Operating System Mac OS X 10.5.8 “Leopard”

Discontinuation[edit]

One major factor that led to the discontinuation of the PowerBook G4 was Apple's internal experimentation with the PowerPC G5 for the company's next line professional-grade notebooks at that time. The G5 powered Apple's Power Mac G5 and iMac G5 computers but proved to be too power-hungry and heat-intensive to use in a notebook form factor.[20] Stalled development of the mobile G5 is also said to be another main factor in the Mac's transition from PowerPC to Intel processors.[21]

After awaiting a new professional-grade notebook to replace the G4, on January 10, 2006, Apple released the 15" MacBook Pro, its first Intel-based notebook.[22] A 17" version of the MacBook Pro followed on April 24, 2006.[23] The new "MacBook Pro" name was given to the new series of notebooks after Apple changed the portable naming schemes from "Power" for professional products (and "i" for consumer products), in favor of including "Mac" in the title of all computer lines, with the suffix "Pro" denoting a pro product. Finally, on May 16, 2006, the 12" PowerBook G4 and the G4 iBook were discontinued and replaced by the 13.3" MacBook, ending the whole PowerBook line.[24]

However, a replacement for the 12" subnotebook form factor (i.e. the 12" PowerBook G4) was not immediately forthcoming; the MacBook Air, released in 2008, served as an indirect replacement while the 13" MacBook Pro released in 2009 is the direct replacement for the 12" PowerBook G4.[25][26] Apple returned to the 12" screen size with the MacBook released in 2015.[27]

Supported Mac OS releases[edit]

Supported Mac OS releases
OS release PowerBook G4 (titanium) PowerBook G4 (aluminum)
Early 2001 Late 2001 Early 2002 Late 2002 Early 2003 Late 2003 Early 2004 Early 2005 Late 2005
Mac OS 9 9.1 9.2.1 9.2.2 patch Emulation only
10.0 Cheetah Yes No No No No No No No No
10.1 Puma Yes Yes 10.1.4 No No No No No No
10.2 Jaguar Yes Yes Yes 10.2.2 10.2.3 10.2.7 No No No
10.3 Panther Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10.3.3 10.3.7 unofficial
10.4 Tiger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10.4.2
10.5 Leopard patch patch patch Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Timeline[edit]

Timeline of all portable Macintoshes
Mac transition to Apple siliconiMac ProApple WatchiPadiPhoneMac ProPower Mac G5Power Mac G4Power Macintosh G3Power MacintoshCompact MacintoshMacBook Pro (Apple silicon)#5th generation (M1 Pro and M1 Max)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)#5th generation (M1 Pro and M1 Max)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Magic Keyboard revisionMacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Fourth generation (Touch Bar), 2016–2020MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)#4th generation (13-inch, M1, 2020)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Third generation (Retina), 2012–2016MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Third generation (Retina), 2012–2016MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Fourth generation (Touch Bar), 2016–2020MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Second generation (Unibody), 2008–2012MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Second generation (Unibody), 2008–2012MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#Second generation (Unibody), 2008–2012MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#First generation (Aluminum), 2006–2008MacBook Pro (Intel-based)#First generation (Aluminum), 2006–2008iBook G4PowerBook G4#Aluminum PowerBook G4PowerBook G4#Aluminum PowerBook G4iBook (white)PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook 2400cPowerBook 3400cPowerBook 1400PowerBook 5300PowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 190TiBookPowerBook 150PowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 165PowerBook 145BPowerBook 180cPowerBook 180PowerBook 165cPowerBook 160PowerBook 145PowerBook 170PowerBook 140MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Intel-based)#3rd generation (Retina)MacBook (2015–2019)MacBook Air (Intel-based)#2nd generation (Tapered Unibody)MacBook (2006–2012)#2nd generation: Polycarbonate UnibodyMacBook (2006–2012)#Aluminum UnibodyMacBook Air (Intel-based)#1st generation (Unibody)MacBook (2006–2012)#1st generation: PolycarbonatePowerBook G4#Aluminum PowerBook G4PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook Duo 2300cPowerBook Duo 280cPowerBook Duo 280PowerBook Duo 270cPowerBook Duo 250PowerBook Duo 230MacBook Air (Intel-based)#2nd generation (Tapered Unibody)iBook G4iBook (white)PowerBook DuoiBook ClamshellMacintosh PortablePowerBook 100Macintosh Portable

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