Apple rewrites portable line with iBook

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Apple rewrites portable line with iBook

Calling it “an iMac to go,” Apple Computer cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s much-anticipated consumer portable to an enthusiastic audience at the annual Macworld Expo/New York ’99.

Sporting several innovative features, the iBook will ship in September for $1,599.

The notebook will integrate a 300MHz G3 processor and a 12.1″ TFT display with a resolution of 800 by 600 pixels, along with an ATI RAGE chip and 4MB of graphics memory. A CD-ROM drive will also be built in, along with 32 MB of memory (expandable to 160 MB), a modem, USB and 10/100 Ethernet; and a full-size keyboard.

Apple also touted the device’s six-hour battery life and its rugged design, which features a polycarbonite chassis and rubber styling.

The system will support a new Apple wireless LAN, called Airport, with a throughput rate of 11Mbps.

Like the iMac, the iBook will be colorful: The systems will ship initially in tangerine and blueberry color schemes.

The full story is posted at