Apple 14-inch iBook G4 - First Take

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Apple 14-inch iBook G4 series

Though it looks much like the 12-inch model, the 14-inch iBook runs a pound heavier and comes with some higher-end components, including a marginally faster 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processor, a 60GB hard drive, and a single-layer DVD burner. The 14-inch iBook has many of the same ports and connections as the 15-inch PowerBook, but it lacks such audiovisual connections as DVI and VGA ports and a microphone jack. In addition, the PowerBook's aluminum-alloy case makes it lighter, despite its larger screen size. Spec for spec, the 14-inch iBook isn't quite as good a deal as the 12-inch model, but it still offers a competitive set of components, solid networking and connectivity options, and a terrific software package that includes iLife '05, AppleWorks, Quicken 2005, and the World Book Multimedia Suite. Read our full review of the 14-inch iBook G4 for more details and CNET's Down the line feature for more information about Apple's entire laptop lineup.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Installed Size 256 MB
  • Weight 4.9 lbs
  • Optical Drive CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - removable
  • Graphics Processor AGP 4x - ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 - 32 MB DDR SDRAM
  • CPU PowerPC G4 1 GHz