Apple Updates iBook, Mac Mini
Apple boosts the iBook and the Mac mini in time for back-to-school sales.Apple finally announced some overdue upgrades to its iBook line and Mac mini line, just in time for back-to-school. Apple fans are pleased, though PC fans are wondering, What took them so long? Many of the upgrades are similar to those put in place on the PC side more than six months ago. The upgrade to the iBook was announced, and surprisingly, its still not widescreen, which many of us had anticipated. The upgrades are mostly in the way of "options" that are now standard. The 12-inch iBook gets a processor upgrade, from 1.2GHz to 1.33GHz. It adds some needed speed to compete with other emerging value notebooks, such as the
Standard memory size has been increased to 512MB RAM (up from 256MB), and the hard drive is now 40GB, configurable up to 100GB for an extra $200.