iBook (800 MHz 32 VRAM), iBook (900 MHz 32 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 900 MHz 32 VRAM) - Technical Speci

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 iBook (800 MHz 32 VRAM), iBook (900 MHz 32 VRAM), iBook (14.1 LCD 900 MHz 32 VRAM) - Technical Specifications

Order number M8758LL/A M9018LL/A M9009LL/A
Processor 800MHz PowerPC G3 900MHz PowerPC G3 900MHz PowerPC G3
Level 2 cache 512K at 800MHz 512K at 900MHz 512K at 900MHz
System bus 100MHz 100MHz 100MHz
Memory 128MB; expandable to 640MB 128MB; expandable to 640MB 256MB; expandable to 640MB
Hard drive5 30GB Ultra ATA 40GB Ultra ATA 40GB Ultra ATA
Optical drive CD-ROM Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Display 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA 14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Graphics support ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
with 32MB of DDR SDRAM
FireWire 400 One port One port One port
USB Two ports Two ports Two ports
VGA, S-video, and composite video output8 Yes Yes Yes
Modem6 56K V.92 56K V.92 56K V.92
Ethernet 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T 10/100BASE-T
Wireless networking3 AirPort ready AirPort ready AirPort ready
Software Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, QuickTime, iCal, iChat, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie), iSync, DVD Player, AppleWorks, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink (includes 30 days of free service), AOL, Quicken 2003 Deluxe,World Book 2003 Edition, Mac OS X Chess, Otto Matic, Deimos Rising, Microsoft Office v. X Test Drive, Sound Studio, FAXstf, and Acrobat Reader; Apple Hardware Test CD
Service and support 90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty
Also included Built-in keyboard and trackpad, Apple VGA Display Adapter, modem cable, power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-ion battery
In addition to choosing from Apple’s preconfigured systems, you can order an iBook with factory-installed options such as additional RAM, a larger hard drive, and AirPort wireless networking from the Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Reseller.
Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 800MHz or 900MHz PowerPC G3 processor with 512K on-chip level 2 cache running at full processor speed
  • 100MHz system bus
  • 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 a 512MB SO-DIMM for a total of 640MB of SDRAM


  • 30GB or 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk drive5
  • One of the following optical drives: 
    —24x-speed (maximum) CD-ROM drive 
    —Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW); writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x speed, reads CD-ROM discs at up to 24x speed


  • Choice of built-in 12.1-inch (diagonal) 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 Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics accelerator with 32MB of dedicated video memory and AGP 2X support


  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11 connector)6
  • Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Built-in antennas and expansion slot for optional 11-Mbps AirPort Card (802.11b Wi-Fi certified)3

Peripheral connections

  • Two 12-Mbps USB ports
  • One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps7


  • 16-bit CD-quality stereo sound output minijack
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone


  • VGA video output for video mirroring on an external display or projector (24-bit color) with included Apple VGA Display Adapter
  • S-video and composite video output to TV or projector (requires Apple Video Adapter, sold separately)


  • iBook with 12.1-inch display: 46-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge1
  • iBook with 14.1-inch display: 55-watt-hour lithium-ion battery provides up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge1
  • Integrated charge indicator LEDs on battery

Keyboard and trackpad

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

Electrical and environmental requirements

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • 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)

  • Height: 1.35 inches (3.4 cm)
  • Width: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.06 inches (23.0 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 pounds (2.2 kg)2

Size and weight (iBook with 14.1-inch display)

  • Height: 1.35 inches (3.4 cm)
  • Width: 12.7 inches (32.3 cm)
  • Depth: 10.2 inches (25.9 cm)
  • Weight: 5.9 pounds (2.7 kg)2
Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is included.
  1. Battery life depends on configuration and use.
  2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station or AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions.
  4. CD burning requires CD-RW drive. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  5. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  6. Compatible ISP and telephone services required. Your ISP may not support all V.92 features. Modem will function according to V.90 standards if V.92 services are not available. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  7. Actual rates will vary.
  8. Connection to TV requires Apple Video Adapter, sold separately.
Published Date: Apr 6, 2016