Pros

  • Advanced port options
  • Plenty of power
  • Backlit keyboard now standard
  • Improved trackpad and Bluetooth
  • Wide screen

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive, given features

At A Glance

The updated 15-inch PowerBook sports a faster processor (with speeds of either 1.5GHz or 1.67GHz depending on configuration) and Bluetooth 2.0 support. The installed 512MB of RAM now occupies a single slot, simplifying memory upgrades. All 15-inch models also feature backlit keyboards.

Manufacturer’s Description

The PowerBook G4 boasts high-performance PowerPC G4 processor 1.5GHz, 512MB of DDR SDRAM and 5400-rpm hard drive 80GB. With the phenomenal Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) that lets you listen to CDs, watch DVDs, or burn CDs of your own. Apple engineers put this power at your fingertips, all the while maintaining a light, thin, durable notebook design complete with Sudden Motion Sensor technology that helps protect your data in the event of a drop or fall.