Apple launched updated versions of their PowerBook G4 15 and 17-inch models. The updated models support higher-resolution displays, additional battery life of up to 1 hour and a DVD-burning SuperDrive.
The best part is that the prices remain unchanged from before. Also the updated models include built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), integrated AirPort Extreme (802.11g-based wireless networking), a scrolling TrackPad and Apple’s Sudden Motion Sensor technology. The updated systems are available from US$1,499 onwards.
The updated 15-inch PowerBook now supports a 1440 x 960 pixel resolution where as the new 17-inch PowerBook features 1680x 1050 resolution which is 26 percent and 36 percent more than the older system respectively. The updated offering from Apple includes three models 12-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch and are priced $1,499, $1,999 and $2,499 respectively.
512MB of PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM
80GB hard disk drive
DVI, VGA, S-video and composite video support,
2 USB 2.0 ports
8x SuperDrive with double-layer support
512MB of PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM running at 333MHz
80GB hard drive
Analog and optical digital audio input and output
ATI Radeon Mobility 9700 graphics with 128MB DDR video memory
Dual-Link DVI support
The 17-inch doesn’t offer much in terms of hardware changes, the only change being that it has a bigger HDD (120 GB) with all other features remaining the same as the 15-inch model.
If this doesn’t suite your requirements don’t worry, Apple offers additional build-to-order options for various models including expanded hard drive, different slot-loading optical drive and more.