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Apple Unveils New Titanium PowerBook G4

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Features High-Res 15.2-Inch Mega-Wide Display, Increased Performance & Pure Digital DVI Connection to Apple Flat-Panel Displays CUPERTINO, Calif., April 29 -- Apple today introduced the new Titanium PowerBook G4 line featuring an all-new, high-resolution display, faster PowerPC G4 processors, the industry's first integrated Digital Visual Interface (DVI) port and the industry's only integrated Gigabit Ethernet in a notebook. The new 15.2-inch mega-wide display features an enhanced resolution of 1280-by-854 pixels, 23 percent more than previous models, along with higher brightness and better color saturation. Faster PowerPC G4 processors up to 800 MHz and the addition of a 1MB of level 3 cache boost performance for demanding applications like Final Cut Pro(TM) and Photoshop. And, the new integrated Digital Visual Interface (DVI) port for analog and digital video output enables a pure digital connection to Apple's award-winning line of flat-panel displays and the new generation of DVI-equipped digital projectors. "The industry's best Pro notebook just got better," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "The new Titanium PowerBook G4's new high-res display is the best ever offered in a notebook, its industry-first integrated DVI port enables a pure digital connection to Apple flat-panel displays and DVI-equipped digital projectors, and its industry-first integrated Gigabit Ethernet is up to 10 times faster than any other notebook." The new Apple DVI to ADC Adapter allows customers of the new PowerBook G4 to easily connect to Apple's award-winning line-up of all digital flat-panel displays that feature the innovative Apple Display Connector (ADC), including the stunning new 23-inch Cinema HD Display. Apple's DVI to ADC Adapter carries the pure digital video signal, USB data and power over a single cable, simplifying setup and minimizing cable clutter on the desktop. The adapter also provides the ability to add a second Apple flat-panel display to selected Power Mac G4 configurations, including models with the new NVIDIA GeForce Titanium graphics processor. The new PowerBook G4 includes fast PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine running at up to 800 MHz, a high-speed L3 cache of 1MB of Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM and a 133 MHz system bus on all models. With its new performance architecture, the 800 MHz PowerBook outperforms a 1.7-GHz Pentium 4-based notebook system on average by 33 percent. For superior graphics performance, the new PowerBook G4 line also includes the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics processor with AGP 4X support and 32MB of fast DDR video memory. Setting the standard for mobile communications, the Titanium PowerBook G4 offers built-in Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T) and a 56K modem. All PowerBook models feature built-in antennas and an AirPort(TM) Card slot for 802.11-based AirPort wireless communications at up to 11 megabits per second; the 800 MHz model comes with an AirPort Card pre-installed. All PowerBook G4 notebooks include FireWire and USB ports along with Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle software, including iPhoto(TM) for managing and sharing digital photographs, iMovie(TM) 2 for creating digital movies and iTunes(TM) 2 for creating a digital music library.




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