iBook G4 (Mid 2005)

The iBook got a small speed boost (from 1.2 GHz to 1.33 GHz on the 12″ model and from 1.33 GHz to 1.42 GHz on the 14″, twice as much logic board memory (512 MB vs. 256 MB), added Bluetooth 2.0 as a standard feature, and received improved video with ATI Radeon 9550 graphics with the same 32 MB of video RAM as the previous generation iBook G4.

G4 iBooksNew to the iBook are Apple’s scrolling trackpad and the Sudden Motion Sensor. The Mid 2005 iBooks requires OS X 10.4 Tiger or later.

Maximum RAM is 1.5 GB, up from 1.25 GB. There was no Combo drive option for the 14″ model, and this would be the last generation of iBooks, as Apple replaced them with MacBooks in Mid 2006.

Details

  • introduced 2005.07.26 at $999 (12″ 1.33 GHz), $1,299 (14″ SuperDrive)
  • requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger through 10.5 Leopard.
  • CPU: 1.33 GHz G4 (7457B)
  • Bus: 133 MHz
  • Performance:
  • ROM: 4 MB, NewWorld ROM in RAM architecture
  • RAM: 512 MB of SDRAM soldered in place, expandable to 1.5 GB using one PC2700 module
  • Level 2 cache: 512 KB on-chip cache
  • Video: ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 4x AGP
  • VRAM: 32 MB
  • display: 12.1″/14.1″ 24-bit SVGA (1024 x 768) color active matrix, resolution scaling for 640 x 480 and 800 x 600 modes
  • Video out: VGA and composite video
  • Hard drive: 40/60 GB 4200 rpm ATA/100
  • optical drive: 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
  • optical drive: SuperDrive writes DVD±R discs at up to 8x, DVD±RW at up to 4x; reads DVDs at up to 8x; writes CD-R at up to 24x; writes CD-RW at up to 16x; reads CDs 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: 11.3 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.: M9846LL/A

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