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Apple iBook G3 700 MHz | 16 VRAM | Opaque Specs

iBook - M8860LL/A - PowerBook4,3 - A1005

About This iBook

The Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM/Mid-2002 – Translucent White), is a 12.1 inch TFT XGA active-matrix display Notebook that has 20.0 GB Ultra ATA of hard drive storage, it is powered by a 700 MHz PowerPC 750fx (G3) processor and a 2X AGP ATI Mobility Radeon graphics with 16 MB MB of VRAM. It has a 8X DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive for its standard optical drive and a single FireWire “400” port and a new hybrid A/V port that provides composite audio/video out capabilities. The variation of ports and the inclusion of a “high quality” display allowed for Apple to market the iBook as a high end personal device available to the regular consumer.

Storage

The Apple iBook device is built with 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive storage. The hard drive has many reported issues after owners had dropped their devices on the ground. Due to no the lack of safety mechanisms available, the drives would fail mechanically after a hard shock or jolt.

Screen Size and Resolution

The iBook has a built-in display of 12.1 inch TFT active-matrix display with an 1024×768 native resolution and also 2nd Mirroring Display support option with a maximum 1024×768 resolution.

Inclusive Features

 

The iBook includes the following features and ports:

 

  • A Power Adapter.
  • 8X DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive.
  • A single FireWire “400” port.
  • Standard Ethernet Port. 

Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

The Apple iBook has MacOS 9.2.2 and X 10.1.4 pre-installed in it, a 700 MHz PowerPC 750fx (G3) processor, while its graphics are supported by a 2X AGP ATI Mobility Radeon graphics with 16 MB of VRAM. The Windows OS support modules that we have come to love and expect were not available at the time of development and thus were not available for the device.

Memory & Architecture

The Apple iBook device is built with a 64k level 1 cache and 512k “on chip” level 2 cache. It processes are backed by 128 MB of RAM.

Battery Life

The Apple iBook comes with a 47-watt-hour-Lithium Ion battery with an estimated battery life of 5 hours. This figure is based on moderate usage of the device under normal conditions. Weather temperatures as well as heavy usage allowed this figure to vary wildly.

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700 MHz PowerPC 750fx

128 MB

20 GB Hard Drive

5 Hours

Upgradability

Although the iBook came with 128 MB of RAM it could be upgraded to up to 640 MB of RAM. The Operating System of the iBook can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS 9.2.2 and X 10.1.4 up to MacOS X 10.4.11. The iBook dimensions were 3.4 cm, 28.5 cm, 23.0 cm and the device had a weight of 4.9 lbs (2.2 kg).

Introduced: May 20, 2002

Discontinued: November 6, 2002

Display Details

Memory

Built-in Display

12.1 TFT XGA

Level 1 Cache

64k

Native Resolution

1024×768

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

512k (on chip)

Processor

RAM Type

PC100 SDRAM

Processors

1

Min. RAM Speed

10 ns

Architecture

32-Bit

Standard RAM

128 MB

Speed

700 MHz

Maximum RAM

640 MB

Type

PowerPC 750fx (G3)

RAM Slots

1

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

128 MB

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

100 MHz

Video Card

Mobility Radeon

Cache Bus Speed

700 MHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

SDRAM

ROM/Firmware

Open Firmware

Standard VRAM

16 MB

ROM/Firmware size

1 MB

Maximum VRAM

16 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

20 GB HDD

Standard Optical Drive

8X “Combo Drive”

Storage Speed

N/A

Standard Ethernet

10/100Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem

56k v.90

Storage Interface

Ultra ATA

Standard Air Port

802.11b (Optional)

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

None

Type

47 W h Lithium Ion

USB Port 1.1

2

Battery Life

5 hours

FireWire (400)

1

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad

Form Factor

iBook (12-Inch)

S-Video Output

None

Apple Order No

M8602LL/A

Microphone

1 (Internal)

Apple Subfamily

16 VRAM

Headphone

None

Apple Model Number

A1005 (EMC 1916)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

PowerBook 4.3

Power Adapter

1

 

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