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The attractive 14-inch iBook G4 has most of the features, performance, and battery life a basic user will need, but the new Intel Core Duo-based iBooks loom large on the horizon.
Though it's less mighty than the PowerBook, the reasonably priced 12-inch iBook G4 has a well-designed case, long battery life, and great software, all of which make it a good choice for anyone seeking a solid entry-level laptop.
Though pricier than the 12-inch iBook G4 and some comparable PC laptops, the 12-inch PowerBook G4's performance, solid set of features and software, and killer design will overjoy intermediate and advanced mobile users.
The Apple iBook G4 is a rugged laptop, well suited for students and home users who want a small, affordable Mac laptop.
The iPad Mini Retina with Wi-Fi + Cellular is now available for pickup at many Apple stores nationwide. The cellular models had been virtually absent at stores until now.
The 17-inch PowerBook is sexy, and it comes with great extras, but it's not much faster than the Titanium model.
Apple recently updated the Mac Mini with Intel Core Solo and Core Duo chips. Apple no longer sells models with the older PowerPC G4 processors, but you can still find such units available at various online resellers. Since the Intel-based models aren't any more expensive and they promise better performance and include more features, such as Front Row and a remote control, there's no reason to choose a G4-based Mac Mini unless you find a great deal as resellers clear out their old inventory. For our most recent coverage, read our review of the Mac Mini Core Duo.
The attractive 14-inch iBook G4 has most of the features, performance, and battery life a basic user will need, but Intel Core Duo-based iBooks loom large on the horizon.
Now with 512MB of RAM, Apple's baseline 12.1-inch iBook G4 offers competitive specs, along with all the ports and connections basic users need and a terrific software package.
With the launch of the Retina Display iPad, Apple increased the maximum size of content that can be downloaded over a cell connection.