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iBook G4s

Price when rated: $1,299

Pros

  • USB 2.0 ports
  • Larger, more readable screen
  • Up-to-date wireless options
  • Excellent battery life
  • Slot-loading Combo optical drive
  • Better performance than 12-inch model

Cons

  • A little on the heavy side
  • No unoccupied RAM expansion slot
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Price when rated: $1,499

Pros

  • USB 2.0 ports
  • Up-to-date wireless options
  • Excellent battery life
  • Roomy hard drive
  • Pretty good performance
  • Larger, more readable screen
  • Slot-loading Combo optical drive

Cons

  • A little on the heavy side
  • Extra performance and hard drive capacity don’t justify the price
  • No unoccupied RAM-expansion slot
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Price when rated: $1,099

Pros

  • USB 2.0 ports
  • Up-to-date wireless options
  • Excellent battery life
  • Compact design and relatively light weight
  • Slot-loading Combo optical drive
  • Low price

Cons

  • No unoccupied RAM-expansion slot
  • Unimpressive performance
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