iBook (Tangerine)


The original iBook was released in 1999 as the fourth and last of Apple’s four model, consumer/pro desktop/laptop product strategy. As the new “iMac to go”, it was also the first consumer laptop to be released with built-in wireless 802.11b networking under Apple’s “Airport” moniker.

For the time, the iBook was well-apportioned with a 300 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, 64 MB RAM, 12” Active matrix display, 8 MB ATI Rage AGP video card, 3.2 GB hard disk drive, USB port, 56kbps modem and CD-ROM drive. The no-latch case design was incredibly hardy with a rubberized surface and an integrated carry handle. This striking design was made even more distinctive with the bright, original Blueberry and Tangerine colors.

This machine was purchased from a Mac 68k Liberation Army member. It features a 300 MHz G3 processor, 320 MB RAM, 3.2 GB hard disk drive, and internal Airport card. It is also one of the few machines I own with the original packaging. It boots into Mac OS 9.2.2.