“For the past two weeks or so, I’ve had my hands on the latest incarnation of Apple Computer Inc.’s midrange, bread-and-butter PowerBook, the new 15-in. model unveiled in mid-April. And with this version of its sleek aluminum laptops, Apple has really hit its stride,” Ken Mingis writes for Computerworld.
“If the 12-in. PowerBook is too small (or too slow), and the 17-in. PowerBook is too big (it can’t be too fast — right?), then the 15-in. model is probably just right. Speedy? Check. The 1.5-GHz processor shows its stuff in day-to-day tasks. Versatile? Very much so. With AirPort Extreme now incorporated across the PowerBook line, wireless connections are made easy. The SuperDrive allows for easy CD and DVD burning. The backlit keyboard is useful in dimly lit places. Portable? You bet. You get a bright and clear 1,280-by-854-pixel widescreen LCD, full-size (and solid-feeling) keyboard, all in a package that weighs 5.7 lb.,” Mingis writes. “Add to that the fact that Apple dropped the price of the faster of its two 15-in. models by $100, to $2,499, and what’s not to love?”
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