|Carry the Apple iBook Graphite lightweight laptop with ease, to your business or family trips. The PowerPC G3 processor of this Apple 10GB laptop handles the latest and complex applications, with minimum effort. Transfer data files rapidly from your hard disk drives and digital camcorders, using the 400 Mbps FireWire port of this Apple 12.1-inch notebook. The 8MB SDRAM for the ATI RAGE Mobility 128 controller of this Apple 10GB laptop assures you great graphic quality and an enhanced gaming experience. The powerful battery of this Apple 12.1-inch notebook provides you with an incredible run time of up to 6 hours. The Apple iBook Graphite, powered by AirPort wireless technology, ensures error free network connectivity wherever you go.|
|Processor Type||PowerPC G3|
|Processor Speed||400 MHz|
|Number of Cores||Single-Core|
|Bus Speed||66 MHz|
|Display Technology||TFT Active Matrix|
|Display Color Support||24-bit (16.7 million colors)|
|Display Max. Resolution||800 x 600|
|Hard Drive Capacity||10 GB|
|Storage Controller Type||IDE|
|Installed RAM||64 MB|
|Max Supported RAM||320 MB|
|Installed Cache Memory||256 KB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Type||DVD-ROM|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 6x (DVD)|
|Graphic Processor||ATI RAGE MOBILITY|
|Installed Video Memory||8 MB|
|Audio Output Type||Sound card|
|Modem Type||Fax / Modem|
|Analog Modulation Protocol||ITU V.90|
|Networking Type||Network Adapter|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 6 Hours|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Height||11.58 in., 2.05 in.|
|Release Date||September, 2000|
|Input Method||Keyboard, TouchPad|
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of customers recommend this product
Looking back from 2012 to a laptop made in 2000 - 2001, I can only say that I am astonished by its performance. For everyday computing (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and the like) it is every bit as functional as a dual core modern laptop. It plays DVDs faultlessly and has a crystal clear screen with bright colors.
Not all clamshells are equal. Despite the cool colors, I would tend to avoid the 300 MHz processor ones - they are equipped with only a CD-ROM and as these have no USB 2.0 ports (just older USB), don't expect to be able to use an external DVD player. I have no experience with the 366 MHz variant, but the 466 Mz (Graphite and Key Lime) version has an internal DVD and Firewire.
One major issue if you have a WPA2 wireless network is that the airport card in these will NOT support them. You can get a USB wireless card that supports WPA2 (such as a Trendnet TEW-424UB) for about 10 bucks, but don't expect wireless N speeds!
Alternatively, just go to a Mickey Ds or a cafe and pose with your clamshell...
Video: DVDs are great and it seems to work well with ripped movie files, but forget streaming - like the later G4s, it takes a bit of ingenuity to watch youtube without a lot of stop start action.
Battery life: a lot come with dead batteries. However, with a 20 dollar after market battery I am getting 3+ hours on a charge running Office 2004, a usb WLAN dongle and streaming, which is highly creditable.
And then there is the design: this thing OOZES style - shape, colors, glassy apple logos, shiny plastic and matt rubberized body, built-in carrying handle, translucent keyboard and awesome yo-yo power adapter - no wonder this cost big bucks when it was new.
To summarize, the quality, design and functionality of these old laptops make them stand out even now not only as "poseur" machines, but also as real, working tools. Go on, take a punt!