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Apple iBook Key Lime Special Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of Apple iBook Key Lime Special Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price and usability. The portability and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the connectivity and sound, while the energy efficiency and screen get mixed opinions.

performance, design, portability, usability, price

size, keyboard, sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple iBook Key Lime Special Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: jcg_star24 (

A Womans *New* Best Friend


Personaly i think that the older ibooks are really cool. They may not be as fast as the newer ones but they can be upgraded which is really cool. When i was looking to buy a new laptop all i saw when i went into shops like best buy and circuit city was...

1. The color variety.2. The screen.3. Easy to Upgrade.4. AFFORDABLE

1. This product isn't sold anywhere except on auction sites

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: thecomputerguy (

The iBook, Apple's little wonder!


Ah... Apple Computer has done it agian. They have released an update to thier iBook. This Macintosh Computer has everything you need for school, work, or even home. It runs at a blazing 466mhz, has a DVD drive for watching DVD movies, comes with the...

Great looking, fast, has a DVD drive, good battery life, easy to use

I can't think of any! Its GREAT

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: chriscindy (

iBook after Two Years-Apple is Appalling!


I've had my iBook for two years now. I love the keyboard. It's keys are spaced perfectly and designed so the keys have a pleasant feel. The screen is very easy on the eyes. I like the touch pad but find my wrist taps it occasionally. Overall, I...

Gorgeous screen. Keyboard is so comfortable. Fun looking

Battery Problems and Apple's repair policy is appalling

Mar, 2002

Consumer review by: cnandp (

An Expandle Powerhouse


This little guy is quite expandle. I've since upgraded just about everything on it. However, it all is not without a high cost, as Macs are prone to being. If you don't mind paying the few extra bucks, it's definetly worth it. You get a system that's...

A good, easy to use, Mac laptop

Software can be hard to find, but that's a given with Macs

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: camper8 (

Apple scams its customers with its service protection plan


It all started when I noticed that the ibook display models in the authorized Apple store I visited had missing delete keys: every one of them. When I asked the sales guy about the missing keys he told me, straight-faced, that somebody was stealing...

hipster looks for inferiority-complex teens

Service" plan makes any little problem a big problem

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: Tigerf16 (

The IBook which Converted me


I have been an PC users all my life untill now. I got this Ibook as a present from my parents. This Little laptop came with alot of ram and good speed. The Hard drive is about 10gigs. The only major problem that I have found with Mac is the fact...

Great Value, Great Speed, very easy to use and long battery time

Small hard drive, not alot of apple software

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: jeffzimmerman (

Breaking It Down



functional design; lightweight yet packed with hardware; high-quality, high-resolution display; good price

Only a little faster than its predecessor; slight flex in center of keyboard when typing

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: yankgator (

i-book 500/DVD/CDRW


I purchased this computer for my mother. This is her first computer, and I recommended a MAC since it would be much easier for her to use and receive support. She is an educator, and will have no compatibility problems with her school. We decided on...

Fast Machine, Extremely Lightweight, Great Battery Power

Small Screen, Slow CD Burn Speed

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: Killa_T (

The Ibook is Iweak


The future of computers the way I see it, is somewhat in trouble. The computer is a prime example of it. It seems to be selling on the amount of gadgets it has. Do you know what A "Analog Modulation Protocal" is? I surely don't. Anyway I don't...

Looks great, great graphics, great software package

it's an apple

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: mskeen (

This is the best consumer laptop out there.


I have owned my Apple Ibook for two weeks now and I am consistently impressed by it.

Absolutely beautiful. Very fast. Light and comfortable

The case scratches easily. A larger hard drive

Aug, 2001

Product Specifications

Blazing speed, dazzling design, and fast, easy access to the Internet. Those features made the world fall in love with iMac - and now they're available for the first time in a notebook computer. Introducing iBook, the iMac to go. The first thing you'll notice about iBook is its enticing design and incredible attention to detail. Try the convenient foldaway handle to find out for yourself how easy it is to take iBook wherever you go. Then turn on the computer and enjoy the brilliance of its active-matrix color display. A great outside is only the beginning. iBook was born to travel, with up to 6 hours between charges to its lithium-ion battery - perfect for a full day in class or on the road. And notice that iBook has no doors or latches on the edges that could get caught and damaged when you're carrying it around in your backpack or car. Want to start exploring the Internet right away? It couldn't be easier, because iBook has all the hardware and software you need. The new iBook Special Edition has a built-in feature designed to help make it the life of the party, and that's DVD. So you and your friends can slip the latest DVD title into the DVD-ROM drive and watch it on a brilliant display - or on your TV. Looking for Pentium-crushing speed? You've found it: you can get it in the iBook Special Edition. In performance tests running processor-intensive applications like Macromedia Director and Adobe Photoshop, the new iBook soundly whipped the competition.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:France/United States
Model:Key Lime Special Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Keypad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/66MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD)/6x

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS 9


Clock Speed:466MHz
Type:PowerPC G3


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:320MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Education / Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI RAGE Mobility 128