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Apple iBook Laptop 14.1" M9848LL/A (1.42 GHz PowerPC G4, 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

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  • 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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Product Description

Includes: lithium ion battery, AC adapter, VGA adapter, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, iLife '05, Safari, Sherlock, iSync, iCal, AppleWorks, Quicken 2005 for Macintosh, & more. Apple 14.1" iBook G4 Notebook Computer - This lightweight (a mere 5.9 lbs.) notebook computer features a powerful 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processor and 512MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM. An impressive 1-2 punch that can handle your everyday applications, as well as your more demanding programs - like graphical and video editing or games. Being a great mobile computer has it's drawbacks though - you'll want to take it everywhere, which can increase the odds of your iBook getting a few bumps and bruises. Not to worry though, because Apple has you covered. The built-in Sudden Motion Sensor senses changes in the iBook's axis position, as well as accelerated movement. So if you drop it, the hard drive heads are instantly parked, protecting your data. When the iBook is level, the hard drive is automatically released for normal operation. Those are just a few of the many features this iBook has in store for you. Take a look at what else it has to offer: 60GB ATA/100 4200RPM HDD Slot-Loading SuperDrive - up to 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, 8x DVD-ROM, & 24x CD-ROM 14.1 XGA Display Native Resolution - 1024x768 ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 graphics with 32MB of dedicated DDR SDRAM Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Wireless Network Adapter Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Support 1 FireWire 400 Port (up to 400 Mbps) 2 USB 2.0 Ports (up to 480 Mbps) 10/100 Ethernet VGA Video Out (with included adapter) S-Video & Composite Video Out (requires optional adapter) Built-in 56k v.92 Modem

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Screen Size14.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 768
Processor1.42 GHz PowerPC G4
RAM0.512 GB DDR3
Hard Drive60 GB
Graphics CoprocessorATI Mobility Radeon 9550
Chipset BrandATI
Graphics Card Ram Size32 MB
Wireless Type802.11G, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand NameApple
SeriesiBook
Item model numberM9848LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Item Weight5.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.20 x 12.70 x 1.35 inches
Color White
Processor BrandAIM
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceIDE
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
  
Additional Information
ASINB0009U7XH4
Shipping Weight8.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 26, 2005
  
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

It's a product that should be married to all Apple computers!
JGFox
The iBook continues to include iLife '05, with great applications such as iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iTunes, and Garageband.
Steve H
I've always been a mac user, but have had to use PCs a lot for school and can honestly say Macs make so much more sense.
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139 of 147 people found the following review helpful By Steve H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 18, 2005
The iBook G4 line has been incredibly successful, for Apple. Why? It combines a beautiful and sleek form factor, while at the same time being a machine capable of getting your tasks completed.

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.
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111 of 117 people found the following review helpful By JGFox on August 8, 2005
Wow! This laptop is absolutely amazing and gorgeous to look at.. I bought this laptop as a spare computer and to teach myself OS X. After using it for less than 15 minutes, I had already set everything up including AOL Instant Messenger,Internet Explorer, iTunes, iDVD and Microsoft Word. I bought the laptop with 1 gb of ram and a 100 gb drive which I would highly recommend! It moves at break neck speeds and still sips battery life!

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.

Software/Misc. Additions:

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!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By E. W. D. De Leo on September 8, 2005
I had mixed thoughts about buying a IBOOK. Apple computers have always had a great reputation, but do they live up to expectations? Are they as good and as compatible as they claim to be?

I bought my IBOOK 14" in Mexico City, but it is the same model as the U.S.A. model.

Technical specifications:

- 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

OPERATING SYSTEM

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.

SCREEN

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.
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