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17-inch PowerBook G4/1.67GHz

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Apple PowerBook G4 Notebook

    Macworld Rating

    The 17-inch PowerBook adds a higher-resolution display and boasts longer battery life. Like its 15-inch counterpart, this PowerBook now ships with faster DDR2 RAM and a double-layer 8X SuperDrive.

The latest improvements to the PowerBook line are hardly revolutionary, but they're all welcome. If you can afford it and don't mind its size, the 17-inch model remains the best portable computer money can buy.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The 17-inch PowerBook adds a higher-resolution display and boasts longer battery life. Like its 15-inch counterpart, this PowerBook now ships with faster DDR2 RAM and a double-layer 8X SuperDrive.

    Pros

    • Classic design
    • Complete feature set
    • Huge screen, now with higher resolution
    • Huge hard drive

    Cons

    • Higher resolution may make on-screen objects too small for some users
    • No increase in performance
    • Large size can be a problem in some situations
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