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iBook G3
Clamshell iBook G3
Apple code name P1
Date released 21 July 1999
Date discontinued 22 October 2003
Processor and speed PowerPC 750 - G3 at 300 MHz
System software MacOS 8.6} - MacOS 9.2.2 and MacOS X 10.2
Price at release $1,600

The original iBook G3 came in colors. With the iBook G3 at 500 MHz, Apple went back from the coloured laptops to a simple white one. There are a variety of models within the iBook G3.

Apple recommends distinguishing between the different white iBook models by looking at the kinds of connectors.

Introduction

At initial release, the iBook G3 had a processor speed of 300 MHz; by the last model it was 3 times faster at 900 MHz. In January 2002, a 14-inch model was introducted side by side with the 12-inch model. Though the 14-inch iBook has a bigger screen, it retained the same resolution at 1024 by 768. The replacement for the iBook G3 was the iBook G4.

Equipment

  • USB: 1 1.0 Port
  • AirPort: Add-on

Memory and Hard Drive Space

  • Initial RAM: 32 MB or 64 MB
  • Maximum RAM: 288 MB or 320 MB
  • Initial Hard Drive Space: 3.2 GB or 6 GB

Special Characteristics

The iBook is capable of wireless computing using AirPort technology. Later iBooks (after G3) could no longer run the pre OS X operating systems (although they can emulate them with classic?).

Reaction

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Miscellaneous

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Page Notes

notes:
for 500 MHz

  • 1024-by-768 resolution 12.1-inch TFT display
  • USB and FireWire® connectors
  • 4.9 pounds
  • up to 5 hours of battery life (significantly longer than many other laptops at the time of original release)



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