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Surf the Web, chat with friends, do homework, play games, even burn DVDs and CDs to create your own video or musical masterpiece. In your favorite café. At 2 a.m. The iBook G4 delivers today’s digital lifestyle to your backpack, starting at $999.


With a fast PowerPC G4 processor running at accelerated speeds up to 1.33GHz, built-in wireless networking capability, a DVD-burning SuperDrive and up to 1.25GB of memory, the iBook G4 introduces impressive performance and flexible mobility to everyday work and play. It's your go-anywhere digital solution.

You Can Take It with You

Built-in wireless capability on every iBook G4 (1) means you can work or play anywhere. Enabled with AirPort Extreme technology, the iBook can surf the Web in any Wi-Fi hot spot, from hotels to bookshops. With an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express Base Station in your room or office, you can get online from the comfort of your couch. The iBook also offers an incredible 6 hours of battery life. Thanks to the energy-saving features built in to the PowerPC processor, the ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics processor and Mac OS X Panther, the iBook works as long as you do.

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As the lightest all-in-one consumer notebook on the market, the 12.1-inch iBook G4 weighs in at a mere 4.9 pounds. The 14.1-inch model weighs just 5.9 pounds. Many textbooks weigh more than either one. The iBook G4 is thin, too — a svelte 1.35 inches, to be exact — making this impressive notebook small enough to fit in a backpack and light enough to carry around all day.

Rave-Worthy Performance

You can order your iBook with either a 1.2GHz or a 1.33GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 512K Level 2 Cache. To maximize its speed, Apple engineers pair the G4 processor with a fast 133MHz system bus and 256MB of onboard memory to accelerate calculations and make your applications scream. And you’ll be glad to hear that you can boost memory capacity to a remarkable 1.25GB of memory, giving you room to run many applications at once.

All systems come well equipped. Roomy hard drives offer up to 60GB capacity. With iBook’s slot-loading Combo Drives you can watch DVDs, play music CDs and burn your own data CDs and music CDs. And if you’d also like to burn DVDs on the road, the 14-inch iBook G4 comes equipped with Apple’s impressive SuperDrive.

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You can also include an optional Bluetooth module for wireless connections to a wide range of peripheral devices. Built-in FireWire, USB 2.0 and a long list of other expansion options offer numerous communication and data transfer capabilities.

An Impressive Display

Both iBook models offer brilliant 1024 x 768 pixel resolution — ideal for doing everything from working on spreadsheets to displaying your movies and digital pictures in millions of colors. What’s more, the iBook display scales down beautifully, again with millions of colors, for special games and applications optimized for 800 x 600 or 640 x 480 pixel resolutions. And both come powered by an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32MB of dedicated video memory and AGP 4x support for dazzling 3D graphics that bring games to life.

Mac OS X - Panther

Mac OS X Panther

The iBook comes with Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther, Apple’s easy-to-use, next-generation operating system. Mac OS X Panther gives you over 150 new features, including Exposé, for making the most of the real estate on your screen; Fast User Switching, perfect for families who share one computer system; and FileVault, ironclad security for all the files on your hard disk. Naturally, you also get the Internet to go, with automatic networking to make connecting a snap: Mac OS X senses whether you’re connecting from home, school or the office and configures your system automatically. And with the Instant On feature of Mac OS X, your iBook wakes from sleep instantly when you open it.

  1. AirPort Extreme not built in on entry-level configuration offered to U.S. educational institutions. AirPort Extreme card must be purchased separately.
  2. Compatible ISP and telephone services required. Your ISP may not support all v.92 features. Modem will function according to v.90 standards if v.92 services are not available. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  3. Requires Apple Video Adapter, sold separately.

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