iBook (Dual USB)


Family: iBook

Codename: P29, Marble

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.1

Maximum OS: 10.4.11

Introduced: May 2001

Terminated: October 2001


CPU: PowerPC 750CX "G3"

CPU Speed: 500 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 66 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB on-processor

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM


Minimum RAM Speed: 100 MHz

Onboard RAM: 128 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 640 MB


Screen: 12.1" active matrix

GPU: ATI Rage Mobility (2x AGP)


Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: mini-VGA, Composite A/V


Hard Drive: 10 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Optical Drive: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM, 24x/8x/4x CD-RW or 24x/6x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD-ROM


USB: 2

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 45 Watts

Dimensions: 1.35" H x 11.2" W x 9.06" D

Weight: 4.9 lbs.


The CD-ROM model had 64 MB of RAM motherboard RAM, giving it a maximum of 576 MB of RAM.

Announced in May 2001 at a special press event, the iBook (Dual USB) brought the design aesthetic of the PowerBook G4 to the consumer level. The iBook (Dual USB) was much smaller than its predecessor, and included a faster G3 processor, more RAM, VGA out, stereo speakers, and a higher resolution screen. It also was the first Mac to include a "Combo" DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive in the high-end model.

The iBook (Dual USB) was available in four configurations, each with a different optical drive: The CD-ROM model, with 64 MB of RAM, was $1299, The DVD-ROM model, with 128 MB of RAM, was $1499, the CD-RW model (available only as a BTO option at the Apple Store), with 128 MB of RAM, was $1599, and the "Combo" DVD-ROM/CD-RW Model, with 128 MB of RAM, was $1799.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.