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Apple iBook Laptop 12" M9623LL/A (1.2 GHz PowerPC G4, 256MB RAM, 30GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive, Built-in AirPort Extreme)

by Apple

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  • IBM G4 Processor 1.2GHz
  • 256MB DDR2 RAM
  • 30GB 4200RPM Hard Drive
  • 12.1-Inch Screen, Mobility Radeon
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3, 6 hours Battery Life
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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024-by-768
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 768 pixels
Processor1.2 GHz PowerPC G4
RAM0.256 GB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Speed 266 MHz
Hard Drive30 GB IDE
Graphics CoprocessorMobility Radeon
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionATI Mobility Radeon 9200
Graphics Card Ram Size32 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameApple
SeriesiBook
Item model numberM9623LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.3
Item Weight4.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.06 x 11.22 x 1.35 inches
Color White
Processor BrandIBM
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed4200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeCD-RW/DVD Combo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002A6YVC
Shipping Weight5.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 19, 2004
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: 1 Year

Warranty, Labor: 1 Year

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Surf the Web, chat with friends, do homework, play games, even burn DVDs and CDs to create your own video or musical masterpiece. In your favorite café. At 2 a.m. The iBook G4 delivers today's digital lifestyle to your backpack.

With a fast PowerPC G4 processor running at accelerated speeds of up to 1.33 GHz, built-in wireless networking capability, a DVD-burning SuperDrive, and up to 1.25 GB of memory, the iBook G4 introduces impressive performance and flexible mobility to everyday work and play. It's your go-anywhere digital solution.

Lap Cat Every iBook comes with Mac OS X Tiger, the latest release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Tiger boasts more than 200 new features, including Spotlight, the lightning-fast search tool that lets you find anything on your system as fast as you type, and Dashboard, the home to handy widgets that access timely information such as stock prices or weather. Tiger turns your iBook into a finely tuned instrument that lets you focus on the tasks at hand, whether you’re syncing tunes to your iPod, creating a family photo album with iPhoto or playing the latest 3-D games.

You Can Take It with You
Built-in wireless capability on every iBook G4 means you can work or play anywhere. Enabled with AirPort Extreme technology, the iBook can surf the Web in any Wi-Fi hot spot, from hotels to bookshops. With an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express Base Station in your room or office, you can get online from the comfort of your couch. The iBook also offers an incredible 6 hours of battery life. Thanks to the energy-saving features built in to the PowerPC processor, the ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics processor and Mac OS X Tiger, the iBook works as long as you do.

As the lightest all-in-one consumer notebook on the market, the 12.1-inch iBook G4 weighs in at a mere 4.9 pounds. The 14.1-inch model weighs just 5.9 pounds. Many textbooks weigh more than either one. The iBook G4 is thin, too--a svelte 1.35 inches, to be exact--making this impressive notebook small enough to fit in a backpack and light enough to carry around all day.

As the lightest all-in-one consumer notebook on the market, the 12.1-inch iBook G4 weighs in at a mere 4.9 pounds. The 14.1-inch model weighs just 5.9 pounds. Many textbooks weigh more than either one. The iBook G4 is thin, too--to be exact, a svelte 1.35 inches--making this impressive notebook small enough to fit in a backpack and light enough to carry around all day.

Rave-Worthy Performance
You can order your iBook with either a 1.2 GHz or 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 512K Level 2 Cache. To maximize its speed, Apple engineers pair the G4 processor with a fast 133 MHz system bus and 256 MB of onboard memory to accelerate calculations and make your applications scream. And you'll be glad to hear that you can boost memory capacity to a remarkable 1.25 GB, giving you room to run many applications at once.

All systems come well equipped. Roomy hard drives offer up to 60 GB of space. With iBook's slot-loading Combo Drives you can watch DVDs, play music CDs, and burn your own data and music CDs. And if you'd also like to burn DVDs on the road, the 14-inch iBook G4 comes equipped with Apple's impressive SuperDrive.

An Impressive Display
Both iBook models offer brilliant 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution--ideal for doing everything from working on spreadsheets to displaying your movies and digital pictures in millions of colors. What's more, the iBook display scales down beautifully, again with millions of colors, for special games and applications optimized for 800 x 600 or 640 x 480 pixels. And both come powered by an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics processor with 32 MB of dedicated video memory and AGP 4x support for dazzling 3-D graphics that bring games to life.

Product Description

iBook is the lightest all-in-one consumer notebook available on the market. iBook was designed to be small and light, yet incredibly durable. With models weighing 4.9 and 5.9 pounds, iBook is extremely lightweight and portable. Its' small form factor makes it easy to carry anywhere. Beyond its' impressive size and weight, iBook was engineered to withstand far more in terms of shock and extreme temperatures than your average laptop. Apple built iBook to go anywhere and handle anything.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This Apple ibook is really one of the best purchases that I have ever made.
ucrjedi
Still, all-in-all, for beautiful design, the Ibook stands up very well indeed against all, except the most elegantly designed Windows laptops out there.
E. Esquivel
The Mac OSX is way more intuitive and easy to use, not too mention more stable, than Windows XP could ever dream of being.
B. Bielby

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

91 of 93 people found the following review helpful By B. Bielby on December 25, 2004
First lets start by saying that I am a very conscientious consumer. I research stuff over and over before I consider buying something. I like to know that I am getting a good value for my money. I use Amazon and epinions to help reaffirm some of the decisions I've reached, and usually the other consumers on there reach the same conclusion I have. I can honestly say I spent many a night on Amazon reading other customer reviews.

Initially I was interested in getting a notebook, not necessarily an Apple. I started doing my research, and started to realize that many of the options that I wanted, and that most consumers would want, are available on the ibook, and for much less than the competition. Everything about the ibook is very practical, and I'm a practical person. I will break this review down into some key segments.

User interface and comfort: The apple ibook is very comfortable to use, the keys feel great, and the system weighs in at less than 5 lbs. It easily fits into my backpack, and the way the machine is constructed, I don't have to worry all day about the ibook getting damaged. The speakers aren't very loud, but in a quiet setting they are sufficient. Bass is pretty much non-existent, so if you are planning on listening to music, get some headphones. The ibook also has no protruding parts, making the machine look very sleek, as well as non-abrasive to clothing or anything else a sharp corner could snag on. The slot loading drive also makes way more sense on a notebook. Another feature I really enjoy is the ibooks' battery life, which clocks in at about 5 hours, almost double what competing Windows based notebooks have to offer.

Technical specs: This could easily become a recap of what Apple's, Amazon's and every other site has, just technical specs.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Fingas on November 4, 2004
The iBook is really the best way to get started in Mac ownership. It represents everything good about Apple hardware: it's attractive, efficient, and actually designed with the user - not just the specs list - in mind. The ports are easily accessible on the side, the slot-load drive means that you won't have a tray that can break or become jammed, and the instant sleep/wake function from operating the lid is invaluable. You might never have to completely turn the iBook off... just quit your programs and close the lid!

Also, this is definitely one of the better deals in genuniely portable laptops. It has a very good blend of features and performance for $999 - and it's even better if you can take advantage of the Amazon rebate going on as I write this. The only real laptop that compares is the Averatec 12" model, which falls completely flat in terms of video performance and battery life (Averatec claims 3 hours of life, where the iBook regularly gets 4+ in real-world use).

The only catch is the hard drive space. That's enough for Office, a few games, and an iTunes collection, but consider this: if you got a 20 GB iPod and filled it up from your iBook, about two thirds of your iBook's storage would be nothing but music! If you think you'll need anything more in the future, seriously consider the 14" iBook (with 60 GB standard) or custom-ordering a 12" iBook from Apple's own online store.

One last thing: I'd like to comment on D. Potts' review. The current iBook will still enjoy the majority of the benefits of OS X 10.4, and does in fact do pixel shading. It's just not as full-featured as the absolute-latest graphics chips. But if you really, truly NEED every graphics feature supported, there's a 12" PowerBook waiting for you.
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102 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Steven Dennis on November 12, 2004
The new 12" iBook has everything you need in a super-portable laptop. It's 20 percent faster than the model it replaces and 20 percent cheaper, with a hundred-buck price cut and wireless networking included.

The iBook features a brilliant, small screen, 4+hour battery, 4.9 pounds, an array of fast ports, industry-leading styling and the best repair record in the industry, according to Consumer Reports. Reliability and service is especially important with temperamental laptops. Apple laptops also never come with the cheap integrated graphics you will find on similarly priced PC products.

There also are the usual MAC bennies: No viruses to worry about, no spyware, no pop-up ads with Safari, faster, cleaner, smarter software, painless connections to printers and networks, and the coolness factor to boot.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By E. Esquivel on June 29, 2005
My old laptop was a Compaq Presario 2100. It was getting a bit on the aged side so I decided it was time to upgrade.

Mac or Windows? Stupid question. I made the leap and got a Mac, a 12" Ibook to be exact (upgraded to a 60Gb hard drive and 512Mb of RAM).

I'm happy to report that I've been addicted for close to three weeks.

What I love:

1. Clean, elegant design. The slot-loading drive is mucho cool. And the Ibook's quiet. Very quiet.

2. 4-5 hour battery life, consistently. I watch a DVD and still get 2 hours more of battery life afterwards. Cool! My old Compaqs never got more than 3 hours when new. (My Presario 2100, was getting 1 hour 30 max on a full battery by the time I sold it.)

3. OS X Tiger. Tiger's way ahead of WinXP. No question about it.

3.1 Eye candy wise, it's stunning. (I like the way program icons on the dock jump up and down when they're trying to get your attention. That's attention to detail.)

3.2 The lack of borders. This is probably eye candy as well. But I love how, when you open a web page in Safari or play a video file using VLC Player (if it's not on full screen), except for the bar on top and/or the scroll bar, there are no other frames. I haven't seen that trick in XP.

3.3 Expose. I love the way you can call up all your open windows by pushing F9 to get a look at exactly what's running. I love that you can hide all your windows at a push of a button as well.

3.4 Dictionary. I haven't had much use for the dictionary. But, I have to say, the idea that I can push a combination of buttons and immediately get a definition of an unknown word on a webpage or an open document is way cool.

3.5 Dashboard.
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