“When money is no object, buy the Apple.”
“Take the new miniature G4 PowerBook … for $1,799. Looks to die for. Sleek aluminum casing. Powerful chip. nVidia graphics to drive a screen that’s delicious to look at. Ports everywhere. I’d sleep with one under my pillow if it was a little bit softer.”
“You could say that the newer-than-new 12-inch PowerBook has plenty of competition at that price … or you could say it has none.”
“For nearly two grand, there’s scads of (Windows-based) options on the selling floor, some with faster processors, or larger color displays, or more memory or a bigger hard drive, or all of those specs. A few of those machines – I’m thinking of Sony’s lightweight Vaio micro notebooks and similar offerings from Sharp and Toshiba – are as elegant as the PowerBook too.”
“These competitive factors, however, aren’t relevant when we’re dealing with PowerBooks; Apple’s notebooks have transcended the idea of Computer as Utility – even though they are indeed useful – and ascended to the plateau of Computer as Icon. And at that level, there is no competition,” writes Stephen Williams for Newsday.com. Full article here.