Here’s a rare look at a 17-inch PowerBook G4 prototype with a gorgeous red logic board [Video]

The PowerBook G4 was Apple’s last notebook before the introduction of the MacBook and the transition from PowerPC chips to Intel chips. This computer was sold by Apple between 2001 and 2006. Adored by many, the computer clan YouTube channel was able to show a rare look at a 17-inch PowerBook G4 prototype.

on the last Krazy Ken . technical setbacks, the YouTuber was able to show us a nice look at a 17-inch PowerBook G4 prototype. The best part is that this PowerBook has a beautiful red logic board.

Apple has been known to bring colored circuit boards to its prototypes, and it’s nice to see those details in the company’s unreleased products.

Being a prototype, this PowerBook G4 has a raw aluminum finish, which is different from the official product that has been released. Ken points out a lot of “fun stickers” that would help Apple understand where each part came from. The YouTuber also points out a few handwritten parts, making the PowerBook G4 feel like it was made by real people, not some “big, magical Willie Wonka factory.”

Another difference between this computer and the commercialized version is that this prototype does not include the “PowerBook G4” written on the screen, which is also common for prototypes.

He can also turn it on on this computer running Mac OS X Tiger, version 10.4.11. It featured a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with 512 MB DDR SDRAM memory.

While some prototypes could include Apple developers’ software, this PowerBook G4 didn’t. There are some third party apps installed and even a folder called “Developer” but with nothing in it.

You can take a closer look at this 17-inch prototype in the video below.

What is your fondest memory of the PowerBook G4? Do you miss the 17-inch notebook models? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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