“Apple’s 17-inch PowerBook is a grandiose machine that evoked envious gasps whenever I took it out of my bag,” writes Jon Fortt for The San Jose Mercury News.
“The laptop itself is a spectacle… I like to call it the TowerBook… Right now, it comes with the delicious-looking Mac OS X Jaguar operating system, version 10.2.4. When people find out it burns DVDs, they start conspiring to sneak $3,300 out of the bank account without their spouse noticing,” writes Fortt. “Apple doesn’t like to call it a niche product, but it is. Most likely, only presentation-oriented businesses like high-end marketing shops and advertisers value screen area enough to pay such a premium.”
“For the rest of us, the TowerBook is a peek at the future, a big-screen reminder that Apple is retaining its cool factor. Once again, Apple is giving us an early peek at design ideas other laptop makers will mimic in a couple of years, at cheaper prices,” Fortt writes.
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