Earlier this month Apple formally introduced a new PowerBook G4/1GHz model. Anxious customers lined up to place orders for the new machines, and various MacCentral readers have confirmed receiving their PowerBooks.
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The new PowerBook is the first GHz-clocked laptop from Apple, and it’s also the first laptop to receive the “SuperDrive,” an optical drive capable of burning DVD-R discs. The new high-end pro laptop also sports ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics hardware, built-in AirPort wireless networking capability and a 60GB hard drive.
When the system was first introduced on November 6, customers were advised that the backorder would be several weeks. Within the past 24 hours, MacCentral has received confirmation from end-users who have received their PowerBook G4/1GHz systems, along with indications that select Apple resellers have also received stock of the new systems.
The PowerBook G4 is available in two standard configurations — an 867MHz machine with 40GB hard drive for US$2,229, and the aforementioned high-end system for $2,999. Apple also revised its iBook line with a lower price point when it introduced the new PowerBook G4 configurations.