Apple 12-inch iBook G4

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/ Updated: November 30, 2005 5:54 AM PST

Apple iBook G4 (12-inch) series

The darling of students and home users, Apple's $999 entry-level laptop features a 1.33GHz PowerPC G4 processor, a 40GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. Its white, polycarbonate case isn't as light or sleek as the 12-inch PowerBook's, but the 12-inch iBook has similar ports and connections; however, it lacks some of the PowerBook's audio and video jacks (microphone, DVI, VGA). It also lacks a DVD burner, even as an option, and weighs a bit more than the 12-inch PowerBook. But for basic home use, this iBook is a steal, especially when you consider its terrific software package, which includes iLife '05, AppleWorks, Quicken 2005, and the World Book Multimedia Reference Suite.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Resolution 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
  • Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.4
  • Installed Size 512 MB
  • Weight 4.9 lbs
  • Optical Drive CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - fixed
  • Graphics Processor AGP 4x - ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 - 32 MB DDR SDRAM
  • CPU PowerPC G4 1.33 GHz