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Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM - Op) Specs

Identifiers: Opaque 16 VRAM - M8860LL/A - PowerBook4,3 - A1005 - N/A

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Apple iBook WhiteThe iBook G3/700 (Opaque 16 VRAM/Late 2002 - Opaque White), features a 700 MHz PowerPC 750fx (G3) processor with a 512k "on chip" level 2 cache, 128 MB of RAM, a 20.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a tray-loading 24X CD-ROM drive, 2X AGP ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics with 16 MB of VRAM, and optional AirPort (802.11b) packed into a compact opaque white case with a 12.1" TFT XGA active matrix display (1024x768 native resolution).

The iBook G3/700 (Opaque 16 VRAM/Late 2002) is quite similar to the iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM/Mid-2002) from the previous series, but the "Opaque 16 VRAM/Late 2002" model has a faster video system, a less capable optical drive (CD-ROM instead of a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive) and uses an "opaque" rather than "translucent" white case.

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

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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November 6, 2002 April 22, 2003
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2002.
1 350
Details: This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook4,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
700 MHz PowerPC 750fx (G3)
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: N/A
100 MHz 700 MHz (Built-in)
Details: N/A
Open Firmware 1 MB
Details: The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
64k 512k (on chip)
Details: Includes a 512k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC100 SDRAM 10 ns
Details: Uses 144-pin PC100 SO-DIMM memory modules.

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iBook models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
128 MB 640 MB
Details: Apple reports that the maximum memory capacity of this system is 640 MB with 128 MB onboard and a 512 MB SO-DIMM.

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iBook.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iBook.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
128 MB 1
Details: 128 MB onboard, single SO-DIMM slot.
Mobility Radeon 7500 SDRAM
Details: ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (2X AGP) with 16 MB of SDRAM.

Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the iBook models? Which models can support an external display? What is the maximum resolution supported?
16 MB 16 MB
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
12.1" TFT XGA 1024x768
Details: 12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display with a 1024 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports 640 by 480 and 800 by 600 when scaled.
Mirroring Only* 1024x768
Details: *Apple reports that this system provides a "video output port for video mirroring on an external display or projector (24-bit color) with included Apple VGA Display Adapter".

However, the hardware is capable of using an external display in dual or "extended desktop mode", Apple just blocked the capability in firmware to protect sales of more expensive Macs. Unsupported third-party hacks are available.
20.0 GB N/A
Details: Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iBook models?

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iBook.
2.5" (9.5 mm) Ultra ATA
Details: This model supports a single internal Ultra ATA 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
24X CD-ROM None
Details: Configured with a tray-loading 24X CD-ROM drive.

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iBook models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
56k v.90 10/100Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11b (Optional) None
Details: Also see: Which iBook models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
2 (1.1) 1 (400)
Details: Two USB 1.1 ports and one Firewire "400" port.
AirPort None
Details: This iBook has an internal "AirPort" (802.11b) wireless networking slot with an internal antenna in the case.
Full-size Trackpad
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Notebook iBook (12-Inch)
Details: This iBook was offered in a 12-Inch "opaque white" case.

Also see: How can you visually differentiate between the various "white" iBook systems?
M8860LL/A Opaque 16 VRAM
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1005 (EMC N/A) PowerBook4,3
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1005 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook4,3 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
47 W h LiIon 5 Hours
Details: 5 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

Also see: What is the battery life of the iBook models?
9.2.2 & X 10.2.1 X 10.4.11
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
Boot/Classic Mode Emulation Only
Details: This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
1.35 x 11.2 x 9.0.6 4.9 lbs (2.2 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (3.4 cm, 28.5 cm, 23.0 cm).
US$999 N/A
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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1 (Mini-VGA) None
Details: Also see: Do the iBook models support VGA or DVI out? Do the iBook models support ADC (Apple Display Connector) displays?
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (1.1) 1 (400)
Details: Two USB 1.1 ports and one Firewire "400" port.
1 (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: Internal 56k v.90 modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
None 1*
Details: *The iBook (16 VRAM) models do not have an S-video out port, but support S-video (as well as composite) with the "Apple Video Adapter".
1 (Internal) None
Details: Internal microphone, no audio in port.

Also see: Which iBook models have an internal microphone? Which do not?
1* 1*
Details: *Single audio out/headphone jack.
1 None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 45 W power adapter.

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