What's New In The iBook? Here's A List For Easy Comparison

With the release of the new iBook, we thought it would be a good idea to contrast the new models to the old. We are only including the main differences between the two systems.

SpecificationPrevious ModelNew iBook
Processor366 or 466 MHz500 MHz
Maximum RAM320MB576 or 640MB
Supported Drives
  • 24X CD-ROM
  • 6X DVD-ROM
  • 24X CD-ROM
  • 8X DVD-ROM
  • 8x4x24 CD-RW
  • Combination DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Display (Resolution)12.1" (800x600)12.1" (1024x768)
USB ports12
Built-in speakers1 (mono)2 (stereo)
Built-in microphoneNoYes
Video outComposite via AV port
  • Composite via AV port
  • RGB "VGA" connector
Weight6.6 lbs iBook
6.8 lbs iBook SE
4.9 lbs
Width13.5 inches11.2 inches
Depth11.6 inches9.1 inches
Thickness2.06 inches (thickest pt)1.35 inches
Color optionsIndigo, Graphite, Key LimeOne standard color
HandleYesNo
Cable-lockThrough handleKensington-compatible slot

You can find more information about the new iBook, and see the new video, at the Apple Web site.