|German Consumer Magazine recommends iBook|
Stiftung Warentest is a independent german consumer organization which runs comprehensive tests on all sorts of products and publishes the results in the monthly magazine "test". The iBook Special edition stacked up very well against its Windows Multimedia notebook competitors - look at the (funny) Google translation. The iBook had the best battery life, and its rock solid construction and multimedia capabilities impressed the examiners. Disadvantages were the lack of a floppy disk drive and the small display.
|It was a commercial success. Only six weeks after the unveiling, Apple received more than 140,000 advance orders.
The iBook and iMac dramatically helped Apple climb back to fame, doubling Apple's market share at the time to 11.2%. For the fiscal year 1999, Apple reported revenues of $6.1 billion.
Joshua Coventry, LowEndMac.com