Apple has updated both its iBook and Xserve ranges, as well as introducing a new single processor Power Mac G5. All good stuff, although it’s missed a trick with the low end 12 inch iBook: given that this is likely to be the main machine for a lot of students, a 30GB drive is not enough.
Storage requirements have done a flip of late: low end users are much more likely to have vast amounts of MP3 files than business users, taking up lots and lots of drive room. I wouldn’t recommend anything less than 80GB for a home user these days. Upgrade that iBook to 512MB of RAM and an 80GB drive and it goes from £749 – a nice deal – to £929, which makes it look less of a bargain.