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Apple PowerBook G4 17" Laptop - M8793LL/A (January, 2003)

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Product Information
Make the best of your mobile lifestyle with the Apple M8793F/A notebook. This 17-inch Mac notebook's 1440 X 900 resolution display treats your eyes to stunning image clarity. Speed up your digital applications with this ultra-portable Apple PowerBook G4's 1 GHZ power processor. This 17-inch Mac notebook boasts a built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and AirPort Extreme (802.11g). The ATI Mobility Radeon 9700(4 X AGP) graphics of the Apple PowerBook G4 takes your online gaming to new level. The ambient light sensor keyboard of the Apple M8793F/A facilitates easy viewing of keys in dark or low-light situations. In short, the Apple M8793F/A is a full-featured and light notebook that delivers uncompromising performance.

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
Product FamilyPowerBook G4
Model IDPowerBook5,1
Model NumberA1013

Processor TypePowerPC G4
Processor Speed1.00 GHz
Number of CoresSingle-Core

Bus Speed133 MHz

Display TechnologyTFT Active Matrix
Display Size17"
Display Max. Resolution1440 x 900

Technical Features
Security FeaturesKensington Lock Slot
Expansion Ports2 x IEEE 1394a (FireWire), 2 x USB 1.1, S-Video out, TV Out (RCA), VGA out
Expandability1 x Type I/II PC Card Slot

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity60 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 4200 RPM
Storage Controller TypeIDE

Installed RAM512 MB
Max Supported RAM1 GB
RAM Speed333 MHz
Installed Cache Memory1024 KB

Optical Drive TypeCD-RW/ DVD-R
Optical Drive Read Speed24x (CD), 6x (DVD), 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed1x (DVD), 2x (DVD), 8x (CD)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed4x (CD-RW)

Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go
Installed Video Memory64 MB
Graphic Bus InterfaceAGP x4

Audio Output TypeHeadphones, Sound card, Speaker(s)
Audio Input TypeMicrophone

Modem TypeFax / Modem
Analog Modulation ProtocolITU V.92

Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN, Network Adapter
Data Link ProtocolBluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Battery Run TimeUp to 4.5 Hours
Battery TechnologyLithium ion

Depth10.2 in.
Height1 in., 1.02 in.
Width15.44 in.
Weight6.8 lb.

Release DateJanuary, 2003
Input MethodKeyboard, Trackpad
Exterior ColorTitanium

eBay Product ID: EPID78135289

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood


    Backlit keyboard lights up automatically in low light; DVD-burning SuperDrive comes standard; built-in 802.11g and Bluetooth networking; attractive design; solid keyboard.


    Doesn't outperform 15-inch Titanium model; awkward shape limits portability; weak standard warranty; no USB 2.0 ports.


    "The 17-inch PowerBook is sexy, and it comes with great extras, but it's not much faster than the Titanium model."

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 6 user reviews

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Created: 05/05/10

Aluminum Powerbook A1139

This is the highest end of the powerbook aluminum series notebooks that Apple made. Even though it does not match the performance of today's Intel cpu's (not to mention huge memory banks of modern intel based laptops), it is the conomical thing to buy if you have a large investment in third party software that will run only on the powerpc macs. Until replacing that software becomes economically feasible (some of the software packages cost several thousand dollars, and replacing them would be a huge financial setback), this notebook will do just fine.

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Created: 08/17/10

Annoying part!

I needed the part for a friends computer and it just so happens that it is a rather part to find. Only 3 models of g4 laptops use this style of airport card and it will drive any tech nuts. Worked great, the seller was great and it arrived quickly.

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Created: 01/27/10


Compared to todays laptops standards, it still a very good laptop. It has such a beautiful large 17" display that makes seeing everything easier.

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Created: 02/20/10

Great computer!

Great computer! G4 works great for ProTools, Photoshop, or Serato!!! Apple makes the best computers!

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Created: 04/22/10

Apple PowerBook G4 17 in. (M8793F/A) Mac Notebook

I own this product and purchased this for my daughter. We are Mac addicts, just cannot afford the latest. I am well pleased with Mac and have used them for years. I encourage my friends to use the auction process as I do in obtaining replacements.


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