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iBook G4s

When we reviewed the overhauled iBooks Apple introduced last fall (March 2004), we liked what we saw, with just a couple of reservations. We welcomed Apple's decision to double the machines' standard memory to 256MB but regretted that it had done so by filling up the only expansion slot; this meant anyone who wanted additional RAM had to toss out Apple's 128MB DIMM to make way for a bigger one. And even though the update brought G4 chips to Apple's consumer portable line for the first time, processing performance was a tad slow by today's standards, especially in the entry-level model.