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iBook Q&A (iBook FAQ) @ EveryMac.com

With the iBook Q&A you can get answers to all of your iBook questions from "How can you visually differentiate between the various 'white' iBook systems?" to "How do you upgrade the RAM in the iBook models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?" and everything in between.

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Most Frequently Asked iBook Q&As:

How do you upgrade the RAM in the iBook models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

What kind of video processor is provided by the iBook models? Which models can support an external display? What is the maximum resolution supported?

How can you visually differentiate between the various "white" iBook systems?

Which iBook models can boot MacOS 9? Which iBook models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" Environment?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iBook models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?

What is the battery life of the iBook models?

Which iBook models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iBook models?

Do the iBook models support VGA or DVI out? Do the iBook models support ADC (Apple Display Connector) displays?

Which iBook models have an internal microphone? Which do not?

Software Compatibility Q&As:

What version of the MacOS is pre-installed on the iBook?

Which iBook models can boot MacOS 9? Which iBook models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" Environment?

Where can you purchase the original setup CD-ROMs for the iBook?

Can the iBook run Windows?

Can the iBook run Linux?

Comparison Q&As:

How can you visually differentiate between the various "white" iBook systems?

What are the differences between the original "Clamshell" iBook models?

What are the differences between the "Firewire Clamshell" iBook models?

What are the differences between the "Dual USB" iBook (500) models?

What are the differences between the "Late 2001" and "Early 2002" iBook (500/600) models?

What are the differences between the "16 VRAM/Mid-2002" iBook (600/700) models?

What are the differences between the "16/32 VRAM/Late 2002" iBook (700/800) models?

What are the differences between the "Early 2003" iBook (800/900) models?

What are the differences between the original iBook G4 (800/933/1.0) models?

What are the differences between the "Early 2004" iBook G4 (1.0/1.2) models?

What are the differences between the "Late 2004" iBook (1.2/1.33) models?

What are the differences between the "Mid-2005" iBook (1.33/1.42) models?

Expansion Q&As:

Is the CPU on the iBook upgradable? How is it mounted?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the iBook models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iBook models?

Does the iBook have expansion slots or bays? What type?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iBook models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?

Video, Battery, & Function Q&As:

What kind of video processor is provided by the iBook models? Which models can support an external display? What is the maximum resolution supported?

Do the iBook models support VGA or DVI out? Do the iBook models support ADC (Apple Display Connector) displays?

What is the battery life of the iBook models?

What is the "Sudden Motion Sensor"? How does it work?

What is the "Scrolling Trackpad"? How do you use it?

Networking & Communication Q&As:

How do I network the iBook to another Mac?

Does the iBook support IrDA (Infrared) connections?

What is AirPort? What is AirPort Extreme?

What is Bluetooth? How much faster is Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

Which iBook models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

What type of modem is standard with the iBook models?

Which iBook models have an internal microphone? Which do not?

Is there a way to synchronize a Palm TX or LifeDrive with the iBook?

Design, Configuration, & Purchasing Q&As:

Who designed the iBook?

Is the iBook a "subnotebook"?

What colors did the early "Clamshell" iBook models use?

Where can I buy an iBook?

What are the "pros and cons" of the iBook models? Is one right for my needs?



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