Pros

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

Cons

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

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.

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 M9846LL/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 12.10 "
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 40 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 4200
Optical Drive Type Combo Drive
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number M9846LL/A
UPC Code 718908454046
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
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
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 11.2"
Depth 9.1"
Weight (Approximate) 78.4 oz
Warranty
Additional Warranty Information

90 days of telephone support

Built-in Devices
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Type PowerPC G4
Processor Speed 1.33 GHz
Cache 512 KB
Bus Speed 133 MHz
Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type Track Pad