iBook (Dual USB) - Technical Specifications

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iBook (Dual USB) - Technical Specifications
Order no. M7698LL/A M7692LL/A M8520LL/A
Processor 500-MHz PowerPC G3 500-MHz PowerPC G3 500-MHz PowerPC G3
Level 2 cache 256K at 500 MHz 256K at 500 MHz 256K at 500 MHz
Memory (PC100 SDRAM) 64MB 128MB 128MB
Hard disk drive2 10GB Ultra ATA 10GB Ultra ATA 10GB Ultra ATA
Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Graphics support ATI RAGE Mobility 128 with 8MB SDRAM ATI RAGE Mobility 128 with 8MB SDRAM ATI RAGE Mobility 128 with 8MB SDRAM
FireWire One port One port One port
USB Two ports Two ports Two ports
VGA and composite video output Yes Yes Yes
Modem6 56K V.90 56K V.90 56K V.90
Ethernet 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T
Wireless networking5 AirPort ready AirPort ready AirPort ready
All models include a built-in keyboard and trackpad, modem cable, RGB display adapter, power adapter and power cord, and lithium-ion battery; Mac OS 9.1, Mac OS X,8 QuickTime, iMovie 2, iTunes, AppleWorks, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, Palm Desktop, FAXstf, Cro-Mag Rally, Bugdom, Nanosaur, and Acrobat Reader software; Apple Hardware Test CD; complete setup, learning, and reference documentation; limited warranty; and 30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink.
Internet access requires an Internet service account. Most applications are preinstalled. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is provided on CD-ROM.
Product Order no.
Apple Portable Power Adapter M8457LL/A
iBook Rechargeable Battery M8433G/A
AirPort Card M7600LL/B
AirPort Base Station M7601LL/B
Apple AV Cable M8434G/A
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 500-MHz PowerPC G3 processor
  • 256K on-chip level 2 cache
  • 66-MHz system bus; 66-MHz memory bus
  • 64MB of PC100 SDRAM, expandable to 576MB; or 128MB of PC100 SDRAM, expandable to 640MB; single 1.25-inch standard SO-DIMM slot supports up to 512MB SO-DIMM


  • 10GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive2
  • One of the following optical drives: 
    —24x-speed (maximum) CD-ROM drive (reads CD-ROM discs at 24x speed) 
    —8x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM drive (plays DVDVideo discs; plays CD-ROM discs at 24x speed) 
    —4x4x6x24x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive (writes CD-R discs at 4x speed; writes CD-RW discs at 4x speed; reads DVD-ROM discs at 6x speed; reads CD-ROM discs at 24x speed) 
    —Optional 8x4x24x-speed (maximum) CD-RW drive (writes CD-R discs at 8x speed; writes CD-RW discs at 4x speed; reads CD-ROM discs at 24x speed)
  • Support for external FireWire and USB storage devices


  • Built-in 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA active-matrix display
  • Supports millions of colors at 1024-by-768-pixel resolution
  • Supports resolution scaling to 800-by-600-pixel and 640-by-480-pixel resolution with millions of colors

Graphics support

  • ATI RAGE Mobility 128 graphics accelerator with 8MB of SDRAM graphics memory and AGP 2X support


  • Built-in 56K V.90 modem (RJ-11 connector)6
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in antennas and card slot for optional 11-Mbps AirPort Card; IEEE 802.11 DSSS compliant5
  • Optional AirPort Base Station containing 56K modem and 10/BASE-T Ethernet port5

Peripheral connections

  • Two 12-Mbps USB ports
  • One 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) port7


  • 16-bit CD-quality stereo sound output minijack through AV port
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • Support for external USB audio devices such as microphones and speakers


  • VGA video output port for video mirroring with an external display or projector (24 bit)
  • Composite video output to TV through AV port (requires Apple AV Cable)

Battery and power

  • 42-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge3
  • Power adapter port


  • Built-in full-size keyboard with 77 (U.S.) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted ”T“ arrangement), and embedded keypad

Apple trackpad

  • Solid-state trackpad provides precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Electrical requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements under Mac OS 9

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –13° to 140° F (–25° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Size and weight

  • Width: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.1 inches (23.0 cm)
  • Thickness: 1.35 inches (3.4 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)1
  1. Weight varies by configuration.
  2. For hard drive capacity measurements, 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  4. iTunes is licensed for reproduction of noncopyrighted materials or materials the user is legally permitted to reproduce.
  5. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort, including America Online. Range may vary with site conditions.
  6. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  7. Actual rates will vary.
  8. Mac OS X requires 128MB of SDRAM.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016