The Good Great display; decent battery life; impressive performance.
The Bad Limited expandability; keyboard flexes too much; skimpy support policy.
The Bottom Line Cheaper and more portable, the iBook is a more than worthy alternative to Apple's top-of-the-line PowerBook.
Apple iBook G3 (PowerPC G3 600 MHz)
Is a bigger notebook always better? That depends on your priorities. Apple's charming 12.1-inch iBook fits perfectly on an airplane tray table and the home, small office, or student lifestyle to boot. Meanwhile, the slightly more expensive 14.1-inch version offers a longer battery life and a crisp, larger screen. But regardless of size and weight, the iBook presents an attractive, inexpensive notebook alternative to Apple's top-of-the-line PowerBook. With its new, sleek, white design, the iBook eschews the colorful clamshell look that made it seem less than business class. It's now a stylish and ultraportable powerhouse, and although its value rating is only average, we feel the iBook holds its own in the price category, even against budget PC notebooks. Both iBooks feature the same overall design, with a gleaming white, scratch-resistant Lucite case.
The Surface Book 2 is on the way to the UK and Australia
Microsoft is bringing its powerful laptop, tablet hybrid to 17 new international markets and preorders start today.
MacBook Air -- the one Apple product that never let me down
The Air is marking its 10th anniversary and I'm celebrating the one Apple product that's never let me down.
PC-phone convergence is happening, but not how you think
Instead of phones becoming more multifunctional and replacing laptops, new computers at CES 2018 are embracing the best phone features.
Tired of checking your phone and your laptop? Dell Mobile Connect is for you
The software, announced at CES 2018, works with Android phones and iPhones, and comes preloaded on new Dell laptops.
The Razer HyperFlux mouse gets its juice from a magic mousepad
The Mamba HyperFlux mouse pulls its power from the companion Firefly HyperFlux mousepad.
A case that also charges your MacBook Pro
The case, available for the MacBook Pro 13 and 15, will cost $200.
Blade Shadow heads to the US to slay your PC
Are you ready to ditch the bought-and-paid-for PC on your desk in favor of a subscription to a remote computer?
CES 2018 PC preview: What to expect from laptops, desktops and tablets
From hybrid designs to hybrid components, everyone is taking an expansive view of what makes a PC.
25 best battery life laptops for 2017
If you're shopping for a holiday laptop or hybrid, these are the models that offer the longest battery life.
The best Black Friday MacBook and iPad deals
For Black Friday 2017, these are the best deals on MacBooks, iMacs and other Apple computers.
The iMac Pro supposedly has an iPhone processor, too
The "most powerful Mac ever" could have a Siri surprise.
Get a Chuwi LapBook Air for $379.99
It's like a MacBook Air that runs Windows -- for half the price. (Even less, if you hit up a cash-back service.) Plus: a classic adventure game for free!