12″ 1.2 GHz iBook G4 (Late 2004)

Spec for spec, the 1.2 GHz 12″ iBook G4 matches the 1 GHz 12″ model it replaces with one change: a nominally 20% faster CPU, although in reality the Early 2004 model runs at 1.07 GHz, making the Late 2004 model only 12% faster.

12" iBook G4

12" iBook G4AirPort Extreme 802.11g WiFi is now standard, and the retail price is $100 lower than model introduced just six months ago. With a $999 retail price, it sold well.

The 1.2 GHz 12″ iBook G4 also compares very nicely with the $1,599 1.33 GHz 12″ PowerBook G4 – 90% of the speed and a smaller hard drive at 63% as much money. This iBook is a great value! (The PowerBook has an aluminum case, making it a bit smaller and lighter, and it also has a better keyboard.)

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Details

  • introduced 2004.10.19 at $999
  • requires Mac OS X 10.3 Panther through 10.5 Leopard
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz G4 (7457B)
  • Bus: 133 MHz
  • Performance:
    • Geekbench 2 (Leopard): 640
    • Geekbench 2 (Tiger): 607
  • ROM: 4 MB, NewWorld ROM in RAM architecture
  • RAM: 256 MB of SDRAM soldered in place, expandable to 1.25 GB using one PC2100 module (PC2700 compatible)
  • Level 2 cache: 512 KB on-chip cache
  • Video: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 4x AGP
  • VRAM: 32 MB
  • display: 12.1″ 24-bit 1024 x 768 106 ppi color active matrix, resolution scaling for 640 x 480 and 800 x 600 modes
  • Video out: VGA and composite video
  • Hard drive: 30 GB 4200 rpm ATA/100
  • optical drive: 16x8x8x24x Combo (CD-RW/DVD)
    • Combo drive writes CD-R discs at up to 24x, CD-RW at up to 16x, reads DVD-ROM at up to 8x, CD-ROM at up to 24x
  • floppy drive: external USB only
  • expansions bays: none
  • USB: 2 2.0 ports
  • FireWire: 1 FW400 port
  • Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • Modem: v.92 56k
  • wireless networking: 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme included
  • Microphone: built in
  • PC Card slots: none
  • Battery: rated at 5 hours
  • size: 11.2 x 9.06 x 1.35″ (28.5 x 23.0 x 3.4 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg) with battery
  • Part no.: M9623

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