iBook (16 VRAM) (Mid 2002)

Introduced: May 2002
Terminated: November 2002


Running a G3 processor at 600 or 700Mhz, the iBook (16 VRAM) offered an increase in processor speed, but few other upgrades.  It had a 20, 30 or 40Gb hard drive.  It was available with a tray loading 24x CD-ROM or a 8x 8x 8x 24x DVD/CD-RW Combo drive.  It had 128Mb of RAM expandable to 640Mb, a VGA out, stereo speakers and TFT XGA screen.  Beyond the speed, the other major upgrade in this model was the increase in the VRAM to 16Mb by use of the Radeon Mobility Card.  The low-end and midrange models had a 12.1” screen while the high-end model had a 14.1” screen.


Virtually identical to the redesigned white polycarbonate iBook released in May, the iBook (16 VRAM) offered increased processor speeds and improved VRAM.  The prices ranged from $1199 for the low-end model to $1499 for the midrange model to $1799 for the 14.1” high-end model.


iBook (16 VRAM) (Mid 2002)


Processor: PowerPC 750fx v1.2 (G3)
Processor Speed: 600 or 700 MHz
Benchmarks: 600 MHz: 318, 700 MHz: 363
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512 k on-chip (1:1) L2
System Bus: 100 MHz
Hard Drive: 20, 30, or 40 GB
Media: Tray-loading 24x CD-ROM or 8x8x8x24x DVD/CD-RW Combo
Trackpad: Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap and drag
Keyboard: Full size (77 (U.S.) or 78 (ISO) keys incl. 12 function, 4 arrow, embedded keypad)
Colors: Translucent White
Weight and Dimensions (US): 4.9 lbs., 11.2” W x 9.1” D x 1.35” H
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.2 kg, 28.4 cm W x 23.1 cm D x 3.4 cm H
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.4
Later Mac OS:—
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (iBook) 1.2.3, 1.2.4
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: 128 MB
Maximum RAM: 640 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - PC100 3.3V 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon
ATI Card Model: ATY,RageM6
Graphics Connection: 2x AGP
Graphics Memory: 16 MB
Built-in Display: 12.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
Resolutions: 1024 x 768 (Optimum), 800 x 600, 640 x 480
Display Modes: Video mirroring only
Display Connection: 1 - Mini-VGA (Composite and S-video with adapter)
Expansion Slots: None
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA
Motion Sensor: None
Backup Battery: None
Power Adapter: 45 W Apple Power Adapter (M8743**/A)
System Battery: 47 Wh Lithium Ion
Battery Life: Up to 5 hours
Max Watts:—
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: Optional AirPort card (802.11b)
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k
USB: 2 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 1 - 400 MBit/s (7W)
Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
Audio In: 1 - Built-in microphone
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, Built-in speakers (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in May of 2002 the iBook (16 VRAM) was discontinued in November 2002 to make way for new models.



  • Pratiquement identique à l’iBook redessiné polycarbonate blanc publié en mai, Book offert augmentation de la vitesse du processeur et de VRAM améliorée.

    camaki had this to say on May 11, 2011 Posts: 2
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