This story first appeared in the August 2001
issue of Startups
. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe
It's not candy-colored or see-through, but the Apple iBook
is sure to turn heads...and not just for its polycarbonate good
looks. Weighing in at only 4.9 pounds, it's small enough to fit
into a backpack, yet still features a 12.1-inch XGA TFT display.
Powered by a 500MHz PowerPC G3 processor, it offers 64MB of onboard
memory, expandable to 640MB. With its bundled iMovie, iTunes and
iTools software and an optional combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive,
you'll be able to edit that killer sales presentation (starring
you) and burn it onto a CD for mass distribution. One FireWire and
two USB ports as well as built-in 10/100 Ethernet and a 56Kbps
modem round out the specs.
Street price: $1,599