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Apple iBook G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 875 reviews of Apple iBook G4. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and sound, while comments about the image quality and performance are mixed.

battery, usability, design, reliability, durability

screen, sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iBook G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iBook G4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Apple iBook G4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iBook G4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 user reviews of Apple iBook G4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and usability. The portability and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the performance.

design, price, portability, usability, durability

performance

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ian Brogan (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iBook G4 12in

 

Looking for a small and stylish consumer focussed notebook? Take a look at the Apple iBook G4.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Apple iBook G4 review

 

Despite limited performance, this is a great portable laptop

Geared toward mobile use ; Good battery power ; Stays cool

Can't handle more advanced options ; Gaming capability is small

This is an ideal option for those on the move, but still fairly basic in some areas of performance

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : John Rizzo (cnet.co.uk)

Apple G4 iBook series review

 

Apple G4 iBook series

Light; long battery life; slot-loading combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive; solid keyboard; fast video card; 802.11g networking option.

640MB maximum RAM; no option for an internal DVD burner; weak support offering.

The Apple iBook G4 is a rugged laptop, well suited for students and home users who want a small, affordable Mac laptop.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (macworld.co.uk)

Apple 12-inch MacBook review (2016)

 

Apple's updated 12-inch MacBook for 2016 boasts faster processor and storage performance, 10 hours of battery life and a form factor like no other. But does all this justify its apparent compromises and high price? Here's our 12-inch MacBook review

Undeniably beautiful design ; Improved processors on all models ; More resilient battery performance ; A screen to die for

Single port limits some users ; Keyboard takes some practice ; You'll need to save up

There's no escaping the fact that this is a very similar laptop to its 2015 predecessor, which so divided the tech community. But we think the problems have been overblown. The engineering on show is superb, and the performance is completely acceptable...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Apple iBook G4 (14-inch)

 

The higher-end model in Apple's budget-friendly iBook line, the $1,299 14-inch iBook G4 offers a lower price than the previous iteration and a few welcome enhancements. Though the 14-inch iBook G4 is no slouch and is perfectly adequate for basic use,...

Solid case design; respectable performance and battery life; ample software package; Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; hard drive-protection application.

Lacks audio input and multimedia controls; mediocre sound; free telephone support lasts a mere 90 days.

The attractive 14-inch iBook G4 has most of the features, performance, and battery life a basic user will need, but Intel Core Duo-based iBooks loom large on the horizon.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Apple iBook G4

 

Better specs and battery life in the iBook case we love.

Low base price; well-designed case; lengthy battery life; hard drive-protection technology; robust software package; Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

No external multimedia controls; no audio input; weak speakers; only 90 days of free telephone support.

Though it's less powerful than the PowerBook, the reasonably priced 12-inch iBook G4 has a well-designed case, long battery life, and great software, which make it a good choice for anyone seeking a solid entry-level laptop.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple iBook G4 12-inch (1.33 GHz)

 

Budget price. More hard drive and memory options. Hard drive protection.

Reduced battery life. Aging design.

Check out the Apple iBook against other ultalight laptops in our side by side comparison table.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Omar Cintron (pcmag.com)

Apple iBook G4 (12-inch) (Iss. 21 2004)

 

If aesthetics are important to you, Apple's got you covered, once again.

Good performance and design. Very sharp and clear screen.

Needs bigger battery

Although its weight and small hard drive keep it from being an ideal ultraportable, the iBook G4 is a good choice for Apple users who care about style and affordability. (At press time, the Apple's price was lowered to $999 for models with a 1.3 GHz...

Nov, 2004

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple iBook G4 (12-inch)

 

The cool factor of this notebook has withstood the test of time.

If mobility is at the top of your list, the wee iBook is the perfect notebook to tote. And its battery will get you through class, and then some.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : John Rizzo (cnet.com)

Service and support

 

Apple G4 iBook series

Light; long battery life; slot-loading combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive; solid keyboard; fast video card; 802.11g networking option.

640MB maximum RAM; no option for an internal DVD burner; weak support offering.

The Apple iBook G4 is a rugged laptop, well suited for students and home users who want a small, affordable Mac laptop.

Feb, 2004

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