Apple has enhanced its iBook range, and added an iBook Special Edition.

The company doubled the iBook's memory (from 32MB to 64MB pre-installed) and gave the machines a 6GB hard drive. The Special Edition features a faster 366MHz PowerPC G3 processor and comes in Graphite, like the iMac DV SE.

Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said: "The iBook has been a big hit with consumers, students and educators, and we want to make it even better. The iBook Special Edition is the most elegant iBook ever."

The new models offer six hours battery life, AirPort support and retain their eye-catching design, including the rubber-coated translucent enclosure and latch-closing mechanism.

All iBooks feature a 12.1-inch active-matrix TFT SVGA display, with millions of colours at 800-x-600 resolution. A built-in 56K modem and 10/100BaseTethernet. A 24x CD-ROM drive, USB port and Mac OS 9 are included. Also included is an ATI RAGE Mobility graphic controller featuring AGP 2X support and 4MB of SDRAM. The AppleStore says the Graphite iBook SE costs £1,190.64 in its basic model, the rest of the iBook range remains at the same price, £1,063.