The Internet has never been easier
All of which brings up an important point: the welcome news that, because the iBook comes pre-installed with Mac OS 9, getting on the Internet has never been easier. Mac OS 9 has a Setup Assistant that takes you through the steps of connecting to the Internet, getting you online and surfing like a pro in a matter of minutes.
You can even get on the Internet wirelessly. Every iBook and iBook Special Edition comes AirPort-ready with two built-in antennas and slot for the optional AirPort Card. Just slip the AirPort Card into your iBook (you can do it yourself in minutes), plug the AirPort Base Station into your phone line, cable modem, DSL modem or Ethernet network. And presto, the wireless iBook is ready to go surfing-with no wires to tie you down. Because once youve installed an AirPort Card, the Mac OS 9 Setup Assistant configures the optional AirPort Base Station to get you on the Internet wirelessly. Whats more, AirPort lets multiple Mac users share an Internet connection simultaneously.
The Setup Assistant is intelligent, and will use your existing Internet account. If youre a new user, the Setup Assistant will help you sign up for 30 days of free Internet service from the Mac-friendly Internet service provider, EarthLink.
|With its choice of three colors, iMovie 2 video editing software, professional-quality 3D graphics and engaging personality, the next generation of iBook is so appealing that its practically calling your name. Theres never been a notebook computer in its class thats so powerful, so easy to use, or so five-minutes-from-now.
Apart from how quickly and easily it lets you create your own Desktop Movies and share them with millions of people on the Internet youll appreciate the sensory pleasure of using an iBook. Get your hands on the smoothly rounded curves of this friendly notebook computer, and experience the attributes that have won it a place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Mac enthusiasts a remarkable following for a line of notebooks that just celebrated its first birthday.
Built for speed and power
Snap open the new iBook and check out its brilliant 12.1-inch active-matrix display. Then touch the keys and the trackpad and get a sense of the tremendous speed and processing power you now have at your fingertips. To get briefly technical, what you have at your command is a scorchingly fast 366MHz PowerPC G3 processor in the iBook in Indigo and Key Lime or an even faster 466MHz G3 processor in the iBook in Key Lime, and in the iBook Special Edition in Graphite. Plus 256K on-chip cache running at full processor speed, 64MB of RAM (expandable to 320MB), a 10GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive, and a CD-ROM. The iBook Special Edition ships with a DVD-ROM drive, making it just the thing for watching the latest Hollywood hits. All models feature the identical turbocharged ATI RAGE Mobility 128 graphics accelerator that ships with Apples top-of-the-line portable computer for professional users (for pulse-pounding 3D graphics, faster games and enhanced movie playback), and tons of preinstalled software.
Its software youll love to use. Especially iMovie 2, the latest version of Apples award-winning digital video editing software. iMovie lets you make movies on the go with the digital video footage you capture on vacations and field trips. And it makes it a snap to share your movies with friends and relatives.
Make your own movies
iMovie lets you transfer video clips from your digital camcorder to your hard disk, using the high-speed (400Mbps) FireWire port on your iBook. You can edit and arrange your clips into story lines, enhance them with transitions and animated onscreen titles, and even add music and visual effects.
Watch your finished movies on your iBook or on TV (using the AV cable). Or use the iMovie Export feature to select from a range of predefined QuickTime formats for creating and sharing movies. You can, for example, compress your movies and share them on the Internet, or send them to people via email.
The rest of the software comprises quite a package. Because in addition to Mac OS 9, you get Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Navigator, Palm Desktop Organizer, Adobe Acrobat Reader, FAXstf, QuickTime 4 and AppleWorks 6, the latest version of the best-selling productivity software for the Macintosh. Plus the wildly popular games Nanosaur and Bugdom. In short, the iBook does it all. You can, too.
The Apple iBook is distinctive, responsive, easy to handle and useand an attractive, midprice option in the college notebook crowd.
It is sturdy and durable, with no extraneous latches or buttons to bust off.
Hope Katz Gibbs,
Drop a hint, share your stuff or declare your love: Send an iBook iCard.
Apple and EarthLink have teamed up to provide reliable high-speed Internet access to Mac customers. Enjoy unlimited Internet access, Mac-friendly tech support, chats and instant messaging, a member magazine that keeps you up to date on web trends, a personal start page, tons of free software and more.
Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort, including America Online. Range may vary with site conditions."
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