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Wednesday, November 16

Product Guide: iBook G4

Upgraded July 26th the iBook has long provided the best value in the notebook arena. With processor speed approaching that of the PowerBooks at a fraction of the price if you can live without the super speedy graphics and dual layer SuperDrive then this is undoubtedly the machine for you.
Be on the lookout, however. Rumors have this being one of the first models to receive the Intel upgrade come next year... Note features that have been upgraded between models are italicized.

12" iBook - $999

CPU: 1.33 GHz G4 processor
Memory: 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Display: 12.1" TFT w/ 1024 x 768 resolution
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 w/ 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk: 40 GB at 4200 rpm
Optical Drive: Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 2-USB 2.0
Dimensions/Weight: 11.2" x 9.06" x 1.35" / 4.9 lbs
Battery: Up to 6 hours
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Headphone out
VGA output (mirror only)

14" iBook - $1299

CPU: 1.42 GHz G4 processor
Memory: 512 MB DDR SDRAM
Display: 14.1" TFT w/ 1024 x 768 resolution
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 w/ 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Disk: 60 GB at 4200 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x Super Drive
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
I/O: 1-Firewire 400, 2-USB 2.0
Dimensions/Weight: 12.7" x 10.2" x 1.35" / 5.9 lbs
Battery: Up to 6 hours
Misc: Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Headphone out
VGA output (mirror only)

Heading image Courtesy of Apple

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