2004 iBook G4
|Release date||October 19, 2004|
|Operating system||Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger, English|
|CPU||PowerPC G4 @ 1.33 GHz|
|Memory||512 MB (DDR PC2100 266 MHz)|
|Storage||60 GB HDD|
|Display||14.1 in (36 cm)|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon 9200|
|Connectivity||2 USB 2.0, 1 FireWire, 1 Audio jack, 1 Mini-VGA|
|Power||50 W AC adapter|
2 versions of the iBook G4 were released in 2004. One was released in April 2004, then an updated one came out in October 2004. The iBook I have is the October 2004 model. This iBook had 3 configuration options ranging from $999 to $1,499. The $999 option was the smaller 12.1 in (31 cm) version with a 1.2 GHz PowerPC processor, 256 MB of RAM, a 30 GB hard drive, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive. The $1,299 option had a 14.1 in (36 cm) display, a faster, 1.33 GHz PowerPC processor, and a larger 60 GB hard drive. The most expensive $1,499 option only upgraded the Combo Drive to a SuperDrive with DVD burning capabilities.
My specific iBook G4 is the $1,299 configuration, along with an upgraded 512 MB of RAM instead of the default 256 MB. I bought it for $35 on eBay in October 2018.
Originally, this iBook would've shipped with Mac OS X 10.3.5 Panther; however, when I received my iBook it had already been upgraded to OS X 10.4 by the school that had previously owned it. I could upgrade it further to OS X 10.5 Leopard, but then I would lose older application compatibility.
I have not done any hardware upgrades to this machine, nor do I currently have any plans to do so. As previously mentioned, it seems this iBook has been upgraded from the original 256 MB of memory to 512 MB.