|Screen Size||14.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.42 GHz PowerPC G4|
|RAM||0.512 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||60 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Mobility Radeon 9550|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
Apple iBook Laptop 14.1" M9848LL/A (1.42 GHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)
- 14.1-inch (diagonal), 1024 x 768 resolution, TFT XGA display
- 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with 142 MHz system bus
- 512 MB DDR SDRAM (expandable to 1.5 GB), 60 GB hard drive, slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
- One FireWire 400 port and two USB 2.0 ports
- Built-in 10/100BASE-T ethernet, 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and 56K V.92 modem
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Improvements - What were the improvements in the July 2005 update to iBook?
Faster Processor - The G4 chip was increased in the 14-inch model, from 1.33 GHZ to 1.42GHZ. Big improvement? No, but it is good to always improve performance. The system bus speed in the 14-inch iBook was also increased, from 133MHZ to 142MHZ.
More memory - The memory in the iBook has been doubled, with a now standard 512 MB DDR SDRAM, which speeds up your entire experience on the iBook, particularly, when multi-tasking. The iBook also has an open user-accessible slot, where you can add 256 MB, 512 MB, or an entire gigabyte of DDR SDRAM. However, the now standard 512 MB, allows the majority of users to fully appreciate the iBook out of the box.
Store More Stuff - The hard drive has been increased to 60 GB, from the 40 GB that was previously standard on the 14-inch. This is important, for people are constantly putting more music, photos, and applications on their systems. This hard drive will hold thousands of songs and photos, but video takes up space fast, so be careful with that.
Even More Wireless - Airport Extreme, for wireless networking, continues to be standard, but Apple has also made bluetooth technology standard, with this iBook. Bluetooth allows you to use wireless bluetooth mice, keyboards, mobile phones, etc. It is a great technology and helps to clean-up your desktop by doing away with some of the cords.
Core Image Compatible - The new IBook G4's video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 9550, which is core-image compatible.Read more ›
Operating System Impressions:
The entire OS X interface can be intimidating at first but once you bring out the explorer from within, it's a blast to use. FOR BUSINESS USERS, I would recommend some caution when picking up an OS X laptop. The latest version of Internet Explorer is 5.2 on Mac and some of my online interfaces for work will not work on 5.2 so I still need Windows for that and some other bits of real estate software. Software (as expected) is a bit difficult to find but I'm learning that although there are fewer software programs per category with OS X, the software programs are of much higher quality than what you will find in a Windows setting. Apple's internet browser, "Safari", is one of the best browsers I've ever used but I decided to use Mozilla Firefox (...) as my main browser because it has a very easy to use interface and tabbed browsing. Also, the animated interface of OS X is exceptional and makes using the computer blissful.
I ordered .Mac software and the AppleCare plan with the iBook and couldn't be happier. I had an issue with FedEx shipping the iBook and it took 4 days instead of 2 days so I called Apple's sales support team and they offered to refund the shipping without any haggling!Read more ›
I bought my IBOOK 14" in Mexico City, but it is the same model as the U.S.A. model.
- iBOOK 14"
- 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 Processor
- 1 Gb of RAM (I added 512Mb)
- 60 Gb Hard Drive
- Super Drive (DVD & CD burner)
- English keyboard
- Bluetooth and Wireless Internet (Airport Extreme) included
- MAC OS TIGER 10.4.2
It's a breeze to use. You take a bit of time (about 3 days) to get used to it, especially a ONE button mouse and the shortcuts with the keyboard, but it is very nice, very stable. I've had the computer for a week, no problems in that time. No freezing, no crashing, but a lot of rebooting for new or updated software.
SPOTLIGHT, and instant finder of files anywhere in your hard drive, DVD/CD bay, IPOD or connected devices is fantastic and easy to use. On the other hand, the very celebrated DASHBOARD (widgets in your desktop like clocks and maps and calculators) feels and looks very cheap. Yahoo! Widgets are much better and are available for APPLE and PC computers.
It's bright, bright, bright ! Looking at it from different angles does not give you a very sharp and contrasted image, but right in front of you, it has incredible colors. TIGER OS, also has incredible and elegant wallpapers and icons that are a joy to see through your screen. 14" is good enough for me.Read more ›
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Love it, it was in great condition for a used computer. Perfect for school, I'm in high school and it lets me complete all my assignments ! Would definitely recommend!!Published on January 17, 2014 by Sierra Whitfield
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The price on their "new" iboook g4 is outrageously expensive. It's about 400 more than they went for new, back in 2005(4 years ago).Published on May 1, 2009 by Xeys
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I've been looking to buy an ibook for a while now. It far exceeds my Dell notebook capabilities in sounds and graphics. Read morePublished on May 15, 2007 by Tommy
I've owned many Macs, starting with an 040 Performa, and purchased even more when I taught high school journalism classes. Read morePublished on December 27, 2006 by P. Motes
The Apple iBook G4 is possibly the best all-around laptop yet made. This would explain its extremely long lifespan as the entry-level portable Mac. The 1. Read morePublished on December 7, 2006 by CarlCarlsen
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