“While there are several brand-name notebooks cheaper than Apple’s iBook, few are better. This was never more so than with the latest version of Apple’s laptop, which is essentially last season’s model with every ‘optional upgrade’ box ticked. The result is a lot more dash for your dollar,” David Flynn writes for The Sydney Morning Herald. “Previous iBooks were rightly criticised for their meagre 256MB of memory which seriously hobbled the notebook’s performance in even day-to-day tasks, but with this now doubled to 512MB, the new machines turn zzzz into zoom.”
“The fatter 60GB hard drive also makes sense, especially once you’re hooked by the delightfully easy to use iPhoto and iTunes software and start loading digital snaps and music tracks. The hard disk is also fitted with a motion sensor to protect it from damage if you drop the iBook – think of it as a ‘digital airbag’ for the hard disk,” Flynn writes.
Flynn gives the iBook 4.5 stars out 5 in his full article/review here.
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Apple unveils faster iBooks: 1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, Sudden Motion Sensor, scrolling TrackPad – July 26, 2005