Pros

  • Adequate memory
  • Trackpad scrolling
  • Decent value
  • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard
  • SuperDrive

Cons

  • The screen’s larger size is not a significant benefit
  • Text on screen looks fuzzy

At A Glance

The July 2005 update to the Apple's iBook line boosted the processor speed in the 14.1-inch model to 1.42GHz. All iBooks now feature the scrolling Trackpad and Sudden Motion Sensor technologies added to the PowerBook line earlier this year. Memory has been boosted across the iBook line as well.

Manufacturer’s Description

Surf the Web, chat with friends, do homework, play games, even burn CDs to create your own video or musical masterpiece. In your favorite caf�. At 2 a.m. With built-in wireless capability and 512MB of memory standard, the iBook G4 delivers today's digital lifestyle to your backpack.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number M9848LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Screen Mode XGA
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon 9550
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 32 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 60 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 4200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number M9848LL/A
UPC Code 718908454060
Brand Name Apple
Product Name iBook G4 Notebook
Marketing Information

Surf the Web, chat with friends, do homework, play games, even burn CDs to create your own video or musical masterpiece. In your favorite caf�. At 2 a.m. With built-in wireless capability and 512MB of memory standard, the iBook G4 delivers today's digital lifestyle to your backpack.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line iBook
Product Series G4
Memory
Standard Memory 512 MB
Maximum Memory 1.50 GB
Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR333/PC2700
Number of Total Memory Slots 1
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • iBook G4 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • Documentation
  • Software Backup CD
  • Apple VGA display adapter
  • Modem cable
  • Power adapter
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • Additional Information

    Memory Detail:

  • 512 MB on board

    Built-in Device:

  • Omnidirectional Microphone
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.4"
    Width 12.7"
    Depth 10.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 94.4 oz
    Warranty
    Additional Warranty Information

    90 days of free telephone support.

    Built-in Devices
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Type PowerPC G4
    Processor Speed 1.42 GHz
    Cache 512 KB
    Bus Speed 142 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad

    Performance

    Macworld Labs
    iTunes 6.0.3 2:19
    Speedmark 4.5 Score 109
    iMovie 6.0.1 1:24
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.5, 1GB of RAM
    Photoshop CS2 1:49
    Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 4:31
    Unreal Tournament 2004 14.1fps