updated 02:55 pm EST, Mon November 17, 2003
iBook G4 with DVD-R/RW/RAM
today began offering Apple's new 12" and 14" iBook G4 notebook computers with a 2X DVD-R/RW + DVD-RAM drive option. Each Apple iBook with the internal MCE DVD-R/RW + DVD-RAM drive includes DVD Authoring Software for Mac OS X for the creation of video DVDs, and Toast Lite software for burning audio and data CDs. The drive is compatible with iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto and other applications capable of burning CDs and DVDs. The 12" 800MHz Apple iBook G4 with internal 2X DVD-R/RW + DVD-RAM drive is $1,300, while the 14" iBook G4 933MHz and 1GHz, similarly equipped, are $1,500 and $1,700, respectively.
"For the lowest price ever offered for a DVD-burning Macintosh notebook,
users can now buy an Apple iBook G4 which can not only write to standard
700MB data and audio CDs, but is capable of creating real video DVDs,
playable on most computer and home DVD players, as well as writing to 4.7GB
data DVDs and up to 9.4GB DVD-RAM discs with drag & drop functionality for
reliably backing up large amounts of data at a time," stated Arnold Ramirez,
president of MCE.
The Apple iBook G4 with internal MCE 2X DVD-R/RW + DVD-RAM drive writes to standard 4.7GB DVD-R media at up to 2X speed, to 4.7GB single-sided or 9.4GB
double-sided DVD-RAM media at up to 2X speed, and to 4.7GB DVD-RW media at
1X speed. In addition, it writes to standard 650MB (74 minute) and 700MB
(80 minute) CD-R media at up to up to 16X speed, writes to standard CD-RW
media at up to 8X speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to up to 8X speed, and
reads standard CD-ROM discs at up to 24X speed.
The Internal MCE 2X DVD-R/RW + DVD-RAM drive for iBook G4 is compatible with Apple's iDVD, iTunes, and DVD Player. It also includes ImageMixer DVD
Authoring software for Mac OS X as well as Roxio's Toast Lite software to
facilitate faster and more efficient data DVD and CD recording. The drive's
drag & drop DVD-RAM function is compatible with Dantz Retrospect backup