The press continues to heap praise on Apple’s sleek and stylish PowerBook G4. One of the latest journalists to laud the PowerBook is Federal Computer Week’s (FCW) Michelle Speir. Her review,
PowerBook G4 turns heads, was posted last week.
“If we could measure the ‘ooh and ah’ factor of Apple Computer Inc.’s new PowerBook G4 notebook, it would earn top honors,” said Speir in her review.
Speir called the PowerBook G4 “shockingly thin,” noting the unit’s Titanium chassis construction and light weight. The 15.2-inch display gets high marks not just for displaying DVD movies and videos but also because the native 1152×768 display resolution is “helpful when working with multiple windows, and plenty of icons fit on the desktop without feeling cluttered.”
“Make no mistake, however, this notebook isn’t just for show,” wrote Speir. She was pleased with the speed of the titanium-clad PowerBook — FCW tested the 400 MHz model — and said that the PowerBook connected to the Internet even faster than a Power Mac G4 they tested.
The only downside she noted was the sensitivity of the Speakable Items software included with Mac OS 9.1. “The software works, but it’s quite sensitive and led to a fair amount of aggravation when we used it,” wrote Speir.