iBook (14.1 LCD) - Technical Specifications

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iBook (14.1 LCD) - Technical Specifications
Order no. M8597LL/C M8599LL/C M7701LL/A
Processor 500-MHz PowerPC G3 600-MHz PowerPC G3 600-MHz PowerPC G3
System bus 66 MHz 100 MHz 100 MHz
Memory 128MB, expandable to 640MB 128MB, expandable to 640MB 256MB, expandable to 640MB
Hard disk drive 2 15GB Ultra ATA 20GB Ultra ATA 20GB Ultra ATA
Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 14.1-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 56K 56K
Ethernet 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T
Wireless networking7 AirPort ready AirPort ready AirPort ready
All models include a built-in keyboard and trackpad, VGA display adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, and lithium-ion battery; Mac OS X v10.1, Mac OS 9.2, QuickTime, iMovie 2, iTunes 2, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, AOL, World Book Mac OS X Edition, Otto Matic, PCalc, Acrobat Reader, and FAXstf 10.0 Preview; 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; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is provided on CD-ROM.
Product Order no.
Apple Portable Power Adapter M8576LL/A
iBook Rechargeable Battery (12.1-inch model) M8626G/A
iBook Rechargeable Battery (14.1-inch model) M8665G/A
Apple AV Cable M8434G/A
Apple VGA Display Adapter M8639G/A
AirPort Card M7600LL/C
AirPort Base Station M8209LL/A
iPod M8513LL/A
Apple FireWire Cable (6-pin to 6-pin, 0.5 meter) M8633G/A
Apple FireWire Cable (6-pin to 6-pin, 2 meter) M8634G/A
AppleCare Protection Plan M8094LL/A
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 500-MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 66-MHz system bus; or 600-MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 100-MHz system bus
  • 256K on-chip level 2 cache running at full processor speed
  • One of the following memory configurations: 
    —128MB of SDRAM built in 
    —256MB of SDRAM (128MB built in and 128MB in SO-DIMM slot)
  • Single 1.25-inch standard SO-DIMM slot (3.3V) supports up to 512MB SO-DIMM for a total of 640MB of SDRAM


  • 15GB or 20GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive2
  • One of the following optical drives: 
    —24x-speed (maximum) CD-ROM drive 
    —4x4x6x24x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive on 12.1-inch model (writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at 4x speed; reads DVD-ROM discs at 6x speed; reads CD-ROM discs at 24x speed) 
    —8x8x8x24x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive on 14-inch model (writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at 8x speed; reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x speed; reads CD-ROM discs at 24x speed) 
    —Optional 8x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM drive available on 500-MHz model (reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x speed; reads CD-ROM discs at 24x speed)
  • Support for external FireWire and USB storage devices


  • Choice of built-in 12.1-inch or 14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA active-matrix display
  • Support for millions of colors at 1024-by-768-pixel resolution
  • Support for 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 802.11b compliant7

Peripheral connections

  • Two 12-Mbps USB ports
  • One 400-Mbps FireWire (IEEE 1394) port8


  • 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 on an external display or projector (24-bit color)
  • Composite video output to TV or projector through AV port (requires Apple AV Cable)

Battery and power

  • iBook with 12.1-inch display: 42-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge3
  • iBook with 14.1-inch display: 55-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge3
  • Integrated charge indicator LEDs on battery
  • 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


  • 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

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: iBook with 12.1-inch display

  • Width: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.06 inches (23.0 cm)
  • Thickness: 1.35 inches (3.4 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)1

Size and weight: iBook with 14.1-inch display

  • Width: 12.7 inches (32.3 cm)
  • Depth: 10.2 inches (25.9 cm)
  • Thickness: 1.35 inches (3.4 cm)
  • Weight: 5.9 pounds (2.7 kg)1
  1. Weight varies by configuration.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  4. iPhoto may require Internet download; Internet access fees may apply.
  5. CD burning requires CD-RW drive. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  6. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  7. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort. Range may vary with site conditions.
  8. Actual rates will vary.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016