|Pewter Apple iBook 12.1" Laptop 1.07GHz 30GB DVD/CDRW|
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Duluth, MN, USA
|Apple iBook G4 12.1" Laptop (July, 2005) 1.33GHZ, 512MB, 40GB, Bluetooth, Wifi|
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New Orleans, LA, USA
|The Apple iBook G4 laptop (July,2005) has been customized by the seller, so read the detailed listing and feel free to reach out to the seller to ask questions about specific adjustments. Without any modifications the Apple iBook G4 laptop (July,2005) features 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 processor that is responsible for its fast performance. You can save all your data on this customized laptop, which boasts a hard drive capacity of s40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB or 100 GB. With a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, this iBook gives you a high-quality visual output. Featuring built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi capability, this 12.1-inch customized laptop offers the communications efficiency that makes staying in touch quick and easy. An ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 graphics processor in this iBook guarantees a thrilling gaming experience. What’s more, thanks to its 512 MB RAM, the Apple iBook G4 laptop (July, 2005) comes handy while multitasking and storing data.|
|Release Date||July, 2005|
Average review score based on 20 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
If I have to compare between and ibook and an ipad, then the value of my hard-earned money would go further with an ibook. Facts check:
1. You can read CD/DVD on your ibook
2. You have more memory on your ibook
3. Keyboard of full size is included with your ibook purchase
4. You got at least 2 USB slots on ibook
5. Faster processing speed
Of course, for something developed back in 2005, weight and battery life of an ibook is nothing to compare with those of the ipads. Clearly, processing speed can be considered a trade-off to compliment for the lack of longer battery life. When I have to compare an ibook with a now "notebook" species, the ibooks offer higher resolution for a better price. Processor speed check: All other companies haven't moved that far away in processor speed yet compared to what Apple invented back in 2005. The actual difference is not even that noticeable when you try to run them.
This laptop is obsolete. Unless you're building a nostalgic collection of old equipment, or anything else diverting from its actual purpose, there's no way around that.
Before purchasing, do research. Note that there aren't any program installment that can be purchased/torrented to update the software.
Considering that it's only from 2005, I purchased it not thinking that Apple would make it obsolete. They're a business at the end of the day and only give a crap about money.
The laptop was in excellent condition however. The performance, although was fast had much too many programs in need of "updates" that couldn't be made and its general defeated purpose makes the value for money not so worth it. Battery life and size/weight are great, these features are consistent with post 2005 laptops.
Let's face it, it is what it is. I was surprised to see this Mac for such a low price. Before you buy it, know these things: 1. It's not a "new" Mac. It's refurbished. Mine has a few minor scratches on the casing, etc. If that stuff bothers you, don't buy it. 2. It's not "top of the line". I got it for some Mac compatability stuff at work, and its suits me just fine for that. I can also do the web surfing, emailing, etc. This isn't the most recent Mac out there. 3. The hard drive is small. You're not going to get 6 million iTunes movies and songs on it. Buy a USB hard drive for that type of stuff. 4.You get the Mac and the Power Cord. There's no box, no case, no paperwork. You can easily find all the paperwork and manuals you need on the web. Buy a case for it. All in all, I spent about $200 for a complete Mac Laptop with built-in WiFi to do exactly what I needed the machine for.
I am very pleased with my iBook G4. It looks great, performs quickly, and has an excellent battery life. Startup time is brisk, and all applications open quickly. The battery life is one of the best things about this laptop. Even though it's 6 years old, I still can get 3+ hours out of it. I recently installed OSX 10.5 Leopard on it, and, I was surprised at how great the operating system is. It had Tiger on it before, and both operating systems are quick, easy to use, and well layed out. The trackpad and keyboard are both above average quality, and easily beat out various windows keyboards. The display is very bright, and the speakers are surprisingly powerful for such a small laptop. The only thing I dislike about the iBook is that it can get pretty hot if you're watching videos or playing games for a long time. Overall, it is a great computer that is well worth the money, as you can get these laptops for pretty cheap now.
This is a 7-year old laptop but it still runs Mac OS X (Leopard). I got a great deal on the two I bought for my daughters. They are a little slow compared to current Macs but in their day they were comparable to other laptops. I was unwilling to spend $1000 on each laptop so these fit the bill of being easy to use Apple products. I would highly recommend picking one up of you are in the market for a netbook type price point.