“Apple Computer Inc.’s PowerBooks have long been considered the Rolls-Royce of laptops with their stylish looks, powerful engines and hefty price tags. But with two years passing since its last major update, the line was at risk of being eclipsed by upstarts running on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows platform,” Matthew Fordahl reports for The Associated Press.
“Any fears that Powerbooks’ reputation as the best in the business might have been eclipsed were put to rest after the revamped lineup appeared on Jan. 31. The company even cut prices on most models a bit,” Fordahl reports. “The machines haven’t undergone a total transformation. They’re still powered by PowerPC G4 processors, not the newer G5 found in most of Apple’s desktops. The bump-up in speed isn’t tremendous either, though the latest PowerBooks are anything but laggards… Apple has focused on evolutionary improvements, but sometimes the little touches can add up to something big.”
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