Apple iBooks


I have fond memories in middle school getting to use these laptop on mobile computer lab carts.


iBook G3 Clamshell

I have the first edition of the colored iBook Model M2453, released on July 21, 1999. Maxed out the memory, added airport wifi card and converted to a SSD hard drive.

300 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3)
256MB PC66 SODIMM + 64MB onboard
32GB KingSpec 2.5-inch PATA/IDE SSD with SM2236 Controller
12″ active-matrix TFT display, 800×600 pixel resolution
24X CD-ROM
Mac OS 9.2.2
Tangerine Color
Battery : 45 Wh Li-Ion
Power Adapter : 3.5mm 45w
Ports : USB 1.1, 3.5mm Headphones, 56K Modem, 10/100 LAN
Original Price : $1599

Apple USB Keyboard (M2452) Tangerine - 3872P911
Apple USB Mouse (M4848) Tangerine - 3872P910
Apple 45W Power Adapter (M7332)

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook.html


iBook G3 Translucent White

Model A1005 was released in November 6, 2002 and the second generation of iBook series in a compact white square.

PowerBook 4.3
800 MHz PowerPC 750fx (G3)
128MB PC133 SODIMM + 128MB onboard
12.1″ TFT XGA active matrix display, 1024×768 pixel resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 32MB
Sony 16X DVD/CD-RW CRX820E
Mac OS 10.4.11
Translucent Color
Battery : 47 Wh Li-Ion
Power Adapter : 2.5mm 45w 24V 1.875A
Ports : 2x USB 1.1, Firewire 400, 3.5mm Headphones, 56K Modem, 10/100 LAN
Original Price : $1299

Airport Card PC24-H (31926050) 802.11b Wifi
Apple Power Adapter (611-0356)

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook_800.html


Software

Mac OS 9

  • Adobe After Effects 3.0 (1995)
  • Adobe Illustrator 1.1 (1987) – very primitive
  • Adobe Illustrator 3 (1991)
  • Adobe Photoshop 1.0 (1990) – basic but can resize, levels, brightness/contrast, color balance and hue/saturation, blur, sharpen images in Photoshop, GIF, EPS, PICT, PIXAR, RAW, TGA, and TIFF (no jpeg, no layers)
  • Adobe Photoshop 2.0 (1991)
  • Adobe Photoshop 3.0 (1994) – first version with JPEG
  • Adobe Photoshop 4.0 (1996)
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.5 (1999)
  • Adobe Photoshop 6.0
  • ClarisWorks 4.0 (1995)
  • Internet Explorer 5 (1999)
  • KidPix 1.1 (1991)
  • KidPix 1.2 (1991)
  • Macromedia Studio MX
  • Microsoft Office 2001
  • Netscape Communicator
  • Toast Deluxe 4.1.2
  • Bugdom (1999)
  • Caesar II (1996)
  • Caesar III (1999)
  • Cro-Mag Rally (1998)
  • Magic School Bus – Mars
  • Math Blaster 6-9
  • Nanosaur 1.1.6
  • Oregon Trail (1992)
  • SimCity 2000 (1993)
  • Slam Dunk Typing
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skate 2 (2000)
  • Werewolf (1995)

Mac OS 10

  • Bugdom 2
  • Microsoft Office X


I'm a 31 year old UIUC Computer Engineer building mobile apps, websites and hardware integrations with an interest in 3D printing, biotechnology and Arduinos.