|APPLE IBOOK G4 1.33GHZ 512MB 40GB COMBO WIRELESS LAPTOP|
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|Enhance your computing performance with the Apple iBook G4 M9846LL/A notebook PC that is powered by a 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 processor. The TFT XGA display of this Apple 12.1-inch laptop gives you a clear and bright view of all the content in your PC. For a superior graphic performance, this notebook PC comes integrated with the ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 with 32 MB of dedicated DDR SDRAM. The VGA port of this Apple 12.1-inch laptop enables you to display videos on projectors for a cinema-like experience. You can access the internet anywhere you want with the Apple iBook G4 M9846LL/A�s AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi connectivity.|
|EAN||718908381175, 718908381700, 718908454046, 879889002401|
|Processor Type||PowerPC G4|
|Processor Speed||1.33 GHz|
|Number of Cores||Single-Core|
|Bus Speed||133 MHz|
|Display Technology||XGA TFT Active Matrix|
|Display Max. Resolution||1024 x 768|
|Expansion Ports||1 x IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400), 2 x USB 2.0, RJ-11 (modem), RJ-45 (NIC), S-Video out, VGA out|
|Hard Drive Capacity||40 GB|
|Hard Drive Rotation Speed||4200 RPM|
|Storage Controller Type||Ultra ATA|
|Installed RAM||512 MB|
|RAM Technology||DDR SDRAM|
|Max Supported RAM||1.5 GB|
|RAM Speed||333 MHz|
|Installed Cache Memory||512 KB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Type||CD-RW/DVD-ROM|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 8x (DVD)|
|Optical Drive Write Speed||24x (CD)|
|Optical Drive ReWrite Speed||16x (CD-RW)|
|Graphic Processor||ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550|
|Installed Video Memory||32 MB|
|Graphic Bus Interface||AGP x4|
|Audio Output Type||Headphones, Sound card, Speaker(s)|
|Audio Input Type||Line In (3.5mm)|
|Modem Type||Fax / Modem|
|Analog Modulation Protocol||ITU V.92|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN, Network Adapter|
|Data Link Protocol||AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11g|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 6 Hours|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Release Date||July, 2005|
|Input Method||Keyboard, Trackpad|
Average review score based on 53 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The iBook G4 was the last iBook to use the PowerPC processor before Apple revamped the line into the MacBook with Intel processors. The iBook series, unfortunately, was plagued with logic board issues. Overall, they are good computers with some quirkiness. They are fast and efficient computers though they are all at least 5 years old. They can handle most every day tasks like word processing and internet surfing. The Mac OS is definitely more stable and pretty resistant to viruses as opposed to Windows laptops. Definitely ask questions about any quirkiness your possible purchase might have. You can search the internet to find out details about how people have dealt with these various issues.
In the end, if you are patient and have need of a less expensive laptop, check into an iBook for yourself.
Even though the current version of MacBooks are available, I thought the MacBooks lacked something that iBook G4 had. I cannot describe it exactly but it is similar to comparing Final Fantasy VII to Final Fantasy XIII. It is like comparing the best friend to the cool kid on the block. Even in the modern world, with Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) installed, this machine sings. I also tried Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) with the machine, however, Tiger seemed more reliable on the iBook G4. I like the slick design with a non-sticky palm rest and the non-magnetic power adapter (which could get messy if it gets near the hard drive or etc.). Even though iBook G4 does not run HD movies or games that require a lot of GPU well, it still does what an average consumer computer does in a simpler way. With proper care, the iBook G4 would go a long way. In my opinion, this little powerhouse is Apple's best notebook computer ever made.
I got this circa 2007-2008 iBook in 2010 as a under $250 entry into the Apple computer world. After getting used to Apple quirks, I really enjoy it. Smooth operation, and seemingly less program / system failures than my pcs have historically had. That said, the apple seems to process a little slower than a pc equivalent machine. also, was surprised that I needed a full 1 GB RAM in order to stream video from netflix (where PC only needs 512); that is a little disappointing, and required unexpected RAM upgrade.
Otherwise, barring any serious issues, I think I'm an apple convert.
In the always evolving mobile computing market. Apple has stood the test of time. I have had a couple G3 ibooks and now I am using a G4. What can I say about Apple's vision for mobile computing? The ibooks were ahead of their time and designed so well they are still competitive in the mobile computing market. Before PC designers even thought of the concept of the "netbook" Apple's little white ibook with long battery life and built in wi-fi antenna's were already in the market. Apple has always been first. CD roms standard on all computers not to mention usb, firewire. The ibook was the forunner of mobile electronics as we know it. ipods, iphone and now the ipad. Get a ibook for affordable reliable mobile computing.
I switched over to mac 10 years ago and never looked back.
This almost six year old model works fine with Leopard but be careful with software updates. I had to reinstall Leopard after this as it was running super slow. With Tiger, this machine is super fast having 1.5 gb memory. With Leopard, not slow but not fast either and will bridge the gap until one can get a MacBook.
Still using it two years later. Never crashes, connects to the internet and is light enough to take on trips. With TenFourFox, this guy can soldier on for a couple more years.
Watch out for Safari, as it will crash often. If you can get by with Office 2004, use this version instead of 2008 as it drags. This isn't a MacBook and doesn't come close but it more than serves everyday purposes with no problems.
Cet ordinateur d'il y six ans continue à bien servir utilisant Leopard mais attention aux mises à jour de logiciels. J'ai dû installer à nouveau Leopard après puisqu'il roulait presque au pas. Avec Tiger, il marche au grand galop muni de 1,5 go de mémoire. Avec Leopard, pas si vite mais pas si lent non plus. Pourtant, il fait le pont jusqu'à ce qu'on puisse s'acheter un MacBook. Toujours à l'usage deux ans après l'achat. Il ne plante jamais et se connecte à internet. Assez léger à emporter au voyage. Si on installe TenFourFox, il restera encore à la tâche pour peut-être deux ans.
Attention à Safari, il plante souvent. Si on peut se débrouiller utilisant Office 2004, mieux y opter au lieu de 2008 car il traine.Ce n'est pas un MacBook, loin de là, mais il sert à toute tâche quotidienne sans faille.