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Apple Powerbook G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1335 reviews of Apple Powerbook G4. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The portability and performance are also appreciated. The touchpad and price get critical reviews, while views about the sound and battery are different.

design, performance, portability, usability, screen

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Powerbook G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple Powerbook G4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 543 user reviews of Apple Powerbook G4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas the touchpad and price get mixed views.

performance, design, usability, portability, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Russell James (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Apple 17in Powerbook G4

 

The PowerBook's main claim to fame is still its looks.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Apple PowerBook 15-inch G4 review

 

One of a kind, Apple urges its users to 'think differently'

Stock 512MB of RAM (finally!) ; Good speed boosts ; Backlit keyboard ; New scrolling feature on trackpad

Intel machines are faster

Excellent machines, but not as good as the new Intel models

Dec, 2006

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.co.uk)

Apple PowerBook G4 (12-inch review

 

Apple PowerBook G4

Excellent design; good productivity performance; solid set of features and connections; great speakers; killer software bundle.

Lacks external volume and multimedia controls; middling gaming performance; just average battery life; free phone support lasts just 90 days.

Though pricier than the 12-inch iBook G4 and some comparable PC laptops, the 12-inch PowerBook G4's performance, solid set of features and software, and killer design will overjoy intermediate and advanced mobile users.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Adrienne Robillard (cnet.co.uk)

Apple 15-inch PowerBook G4 review

 

Apple PowerBook G4 (15-inch, SuperDrive)

Beautiful sleek-and-slender design; robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger; illuminated keyboard and scrollable trackpad; SuperDrive DVD burner.

Expensive; only 90 days of toll-free technical support.

The high-performance, fully loaded, simply beautiful 15-inch PowerBook G4 will satisfy students and creative professionals who can afford to sacrifice cash for style.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (cnet.co.uk)

Apple PowerBook G4 (17-inch) review

 

Apple 17-inch PowerBook G4 With the latest version of its 17-inch wide-screen PowerBook, Apple incorporates some nice upgrades but leaves out the one most of us were hoping for: a mobile version of the high-performance G5 chip . Still, the impressively...

Sublime Apple design; lighter than other comparably sized laptops; motion sensor protects hard drive; 512MB of RAM standard; scrolling trackpad; built-in wireless and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; illuminated keyboard.

Expensive; features an older G4 processor, not a G5; only 90 days of toll-free telephone support.

The foxy Apple 17-inch PowerBook delivers the performance and the features most users will need, but it's more expensive than a similarly outfitted Windows laptop.

Mar, 2005

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

Titanium PowerBook G4

 

For the design of the Titanium PowerBook G4 new materials and processes were investigated. The Titanium "skins" combined with a carbon fiber frame resulted in a stiff and light product. Although the 15.2" display is larger than the conventional 14"...

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Apple PowerBook G4 17-inch

 

Finally, we have a new PowerBook. For most of this year, Apple's attention seems to have been fixed purely on its iPod range. But then there's the Intel MacBooks...

Extended battery life, Brighter, higher-res screens, Still the sexiest laptop, Dual-layer SuperDrive

No speed boost, Appearance remains constant

PowerBooks are always superb, but performance isn't as good as the Intel machines

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (pcanswers.co.uk)

Apple PowerBook 15-inch G4

 

Amidst the sea of Windows-compatible laptops, the Apple is nothing ifnot distinctive. Still a darling of the publishing industry, Applecomputers have a reputation for ease of use and reliability

Stock 512MB of RAM (finally!), Good speed boosts, Backlit keyboard, New scrolling feature on trackpad

Intel machines are faster

Excellent machines, but not as good as the new Intel models

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Apple - 17-inch PowerBook G4

 

Not more than an inch in width and made of gleaming stain and scratch-resistant aluminium, the PowerBook G4 is all about sleekness and sexiness of design. What it isn't, though, is a handy portable to take ...

Absolutely gorgeous to look at and sleek to the touch, the 17-inch PowerBook G4 has virtually everything you'd ask from a desktop Mac contained in a 1-inch thick laptop. It's only the size that might cause some hesitation for those on the move; the...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple PowerBook G4 (15-inch)

 

Apple has improved their PowerBook range by releasing the 15-inch model, which is an excellent offering for either the home or office - but the batter...

Lightweight and slim for such a powerful machine, sleek silver finish looks great, responsive and backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness, Bluetooth and WiFi, wide range of ports

Expensive, average battery life

The PowerBook hasn't been drastically overhauled, but it remains as one of the best options on the market for either Home or Office use. Be prepared to pay for it though.

Dec, 2005

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