The new iBook (Apple calls it iBook Dual USB for some really creative reason) just oozes sex appeal, taking design cues from the big brother of ‘Power + Sex’ the Titanium PowerBook G4 (TiBook). The commercial success of the TiBook forced Apple to redesign the tired clam-shell heavy weight the former iBook was. The iBook in its prime was a success despite some of its shortcomings.
Ditching the love-it-or-hate-it colours and clam-shell design, the new iBook has clean lines with a new polycarbonate outer shell in pearl white. The first thing you will notice is that it’s not only lighter (a mere 4.9lbs) but it’s also thinner and smaller. Beats its predecessor hands down in the desktop footprint and weight category.335 0