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.
The Apple iBook G4 is a rugged laptop, well suited for students and home users who want a small, affordable Mac laptop.
The iBook is cheaper and has a longer battery life than the PowerBook G4 series, but it's also a lot slower and lacks sufficient memory. Save up for a 12-inch PowerBook instead.
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.
Cheaper and more portable, the iBook is a more than worthy alternative to Apple's top-of-the-line PowerBook.
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