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Wednesday, August 1, 2001
MacGamer Posts iBook Review
3:23 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Corey Tamás of MacGamer has posted a lengthy and detailed review of Apple's second-generation Dual USB iBook. This sub-five-pound wonder was the shock of the year in terms of a radical makeover, and Apple can't keep them in stock -- over 180k of them have sold so far in a scant four months.

As you might expect this review is from a gamer's perspective, and touches on areas of performance, design, usability and specifications. While there are no specific game benchmarks, here are Corey's comments on the game-playing ability of this portable powerhouse:

With an 8 MB 3D chip (the ATI Rage Mobility) you can get an awful lot done. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, for instance, runs smooth as silk at 1024X768 with all the options maxed out. You can play a very respectible Quake III or Unreal Tournament game on this thing, Tomb Raider (1 through 5) flies and lighter 3d games like Centipede play without a hitch. 2D games such as Starcraft or Scrabble are going to look and feel like they were made for this hardware. The only game that gave the iBook any problem was Diablo II. At the time of this writing I could not ascertain if the problem was with the hardware or with the software... but given how well the unit performs with other modern games I tend to believe that the iBook is not the culprit.
Read the rest of this piece for more details on Apple's sub-notebook for the Mac masses.

iBook Review at MacGamer
iBook Specs at Apple Web Site

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