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Apple Updates iBooksNew models get speed bump to 900 MHz
The new iBook models come in three configurations. These include an 800 MHz G3 with 512 KB level-2 cache running at 800 MHz; 100 MHz system bus; 128 MB RAM, expandable to 640 MB; 30 GB hard drive; CD-ROM; 12.1-inch TFT display supporting XGA resolution. There are also two 900 MHz models offering 512 KB level-2 cache; 100 MHz system bus; 40 GB hard drive; and a combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. They're differentiated by the size of their screens (12.1-inch and 14.1-inch) and base RAM (128 MB and 256 MB, both expandable to 640 MB).
All of the new models include a FireWire 400 port, two USB ports, a 56 Kbps modem and an ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics card with 32 MB DDR SDRAM. In base configurations, all of the models are AirPort-ready. A custom configuration is also available that includes an AirPort card built in.
The new iBooks start at $999 for the base 800 MHz model. The 12.1-inch 900 MHz model sells for $1,299. And the 14.1-inch 900 MHz model sells for $1,499. For more information, visit http://www.apple.com.
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