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12-inch iBook G4/1.33GHz (Combo)

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Apple iBook G4 Notebook

In the iBook line, the 12-inch model is simply a better machine than the 14-inch version, mainly because of its nicer-looking display and greater portability; the downside, of course, is that it's slower and can't be outfitted with a SuperDrive. Still, it remains a very good value.

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At a Glance
  • 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.


    • Very good value
    • Adequate memory
    • Trackpad scrolling
    • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard


    • Loud optical drive
    • No DVD burner, not even as a build-to-order option
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