There’s a really cool article in the most recent issue of Surfing about the PowerBook G4. The story, in the entertainment section on page 146, said that the new Titanium PowerBook G4 makes the “traveling surfer’s wish list.”
“What do surfers use computers for? E-mail, surf reports, and chasing pictures of hot chicks, basically,” writes Surfing. “But if you’re the kind of surfer who spends more time chasing waves than surfing the dawn patrol at home, a laptop has always made sense.”
Until the introduction of the new PB, Sony’s Vaio machines were the ones to beat, the article said. However, the new PowerBook G4 is now the “Pipeline of portables,” though it’s a bit of a “bummer” as it doesn’t have an expansion bay.
“At a starting price of around $2,500, you’d either have to be a pro or an industry dude-brah to really be in the game for one,” said Surfer. “But if you’re on a flight to Hawaii watching the Matrix on DVD while your friends dick around with piped music and last week’s box-office bombs, then you know you want it anyway.
MacCentral reader and surfer, Joe Dixon, was gracious enough to translate some of the surfer-speak for we non-surfers. Dixon said that “the Pipeline of portables” means it’s the best portable as Pipeline is a surf Mecca in Hawaii. And “dude-brah” is an important person, Dixon said.