capsule review

17-inch PowerBook G4/1.67GHz

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

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.

At a Glance
  • 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.


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


    • 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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