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ibook G4

 

Minimum OS: 10.2.8

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: October 2003

Terminated: April 2004

 

Processor 

CPU: PowerPC 7455 "G4"

CPU Speed: 800/933/1000 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC2100 SO-DIMM

Min RAM Speed: 266 MHz

Onboard RAM: 128 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 640 MB

 

Video 

Screen: 12.1 or 14.1" active matrix

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 (4x AGP)

VRAM: 32 MB

Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: mini-VGA

 

Storage 

Hard Drive: 30/40/60 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM or 24x/16x/4x/8x/2x/1x CD-RW/DVD-RW

 

Input/Output

USB: 2 (2.0)

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono

 

Networking

Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b/g

Bluetooth: optional

ibook G4

The ibook G4 was the final piece in the transition from the G3 to the G4 processor. In addition, the ibook G4 included a slot-load combo drive, better graphics, USB 2.0, airport extreme and bluetooth support, a faster bus and memory architecture.

 

The ibook G4 shipped in 3 configurations: 12.1"/800 MHz/256 MB/30 GB/$1,099, 14.1"/933 MHz/256 MB/40 GB/$1,299, and 14.1"/1.0 GHz/256 MB/60 GB/$1,499.