Apple G4 iBook 12.1-inch

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The Apple G4 iBook is a bestselling 12-inch 2008 laptop that received positive reviews for its clean and sturdy polycarbonate build, a faster CPU compared to its predecessor, upgradeable memory, and a terrific software package including iLife, AppleWorks, Quicken and World Book Multimedia Reference Suite. Users were however not impressed by its small standard memory, somewhat heavy weight and absence of memory card reader. Considering the cheap price, ordinary hardware and a great collection of pre-installed applications, the G4 iBook is a steal for home users and students looking for an affordable Mac.

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  • Weight: 4.9 lbs
  • Processor: Other PowerPC G4 1.33 GHz
  • Display Size: 12.1 inch
  • RAM: 1GB DDR
  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
  • Graphics: Amd Mobility Radeon 9550

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 79
    CNet January 12, 2005

    The Apple iBook G4 is a rugged laptop, well suited for students and home users who want a small, affordable Mac laptop.

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Processor Other PowerPC G4 1.33 GHz
Graphics Amd Mobility Radeon 9550 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
Weight4.9 lbs
Battery Life5 hours
Hard Drive 140 HDD 5400
Display Size12.1 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1024 x 768
Display TechnologyTFT XGA
Connectivity2 x USB 2.0 | VGA | Bluetooth | Wi-Fi
Additional Featureskeyboard, trackpad
Dimension (LxWxH)11.2 x 9.1 x 1.4
Warranty1 year

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