updated 06:20 pm EST, Mon January 13, 2003
Vision Engineering has posted a . Reviewer Duane Bong applauds Apple's use of polycarbonate for the machine's outer shell, and the choice of magnesium for a stiff chassis. In addition to good construction, the iBook is also a good performer, according to the review. When comparing the iBook to a PC running Red Hat Linux, the iBook performed similarly to a 1.6GHz Pentium 4 when running a grid generator written in FORTRAN. Additionally, integer performance testing placed the iBook close to a 2.6GHz Pentium, and an Athlon XP 1400.