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The iBook is a laptop computer manufactured by Apple Computer and targeted at the consumer and education market segments.

The first model was released on July 21, 1999. All iBook models contain a PowerPC 750 ("G3") CPU. The first-generation iBook acquired a reputation for ruggedness and durability; the second generation, released on May 1, 2001, was considered by some to be more stylish.

See also: Apple Macintosh, PowerBook

Models

  • July 21, 1999 - iBook (300 mhz processor / 32 megabytes RAM / 3.2 gigabytes HD) available in Blueberry (blue) and Tangerine (orange)
  • February 16, 2000
    • iBook (revision B) (64 megabytes RAM / 6 gigabytes HD)
    • iBook Special Edition (366 mhz processor / 64 megabytes RAM / 6 gigabytes HD) available in Graphite (grey)

  • September 13, 2000
    • iBook (FireWire) (366 mhz processor / 64 megabytes RAM / 10 gigabytes HD) available in Indigo (blue) and Key Lime (green), included a FireWire port and video out.
    • iBook (FireWire) Special Edition (466 mhz processor) available in Key Lime (green) and Graphite (grey). Also included a DVD-drive.

  • January 5, 2001 - iBook (Dual USB) (500 mhz processor / 64 megabytes RAM / 10 gigabytes HD) available in only white, increased screen resolution to 1024x768, added an additional USB port. Offered a choice of optical drives (CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW).
  • October 16, 2001 - iBook (Late 2001) (600 mhz processor / 128 megabytes RAM 15-20 gigabytes HD) increased bus speed to 100mhz.
  • January 7, 2002 - iBook (14") high end model with a larger screen in the same resolution.
  • May 20, 2002 - iBook (May 2002) (700 mhz processor / 20-30 gigabyte HD) added ATI Radeon Mobility in both 12" and 14" models.
  • November 5, 2002 - iBook (November 2002) (800 mhz processor) now priced $200 less than previous models, "good" configuration starting at $999.

External Links Homepage - http://www.apple.com/ibook/



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