Steinberg touts the new PowerBook’s “eye-catching design, wide-screen display and heart-pumping performance. He also praises its light and sturdy construction and decent setup manual. The reviewer is less enthused about its “slightly stiff keyboard and average battery life. He also laments its lack of an expansion bay or audio input jack. But, overall, Steinberg said, “the PowerBook G4 has the looks, the power, and the ease of use to qualify as an Editors’ Choice.”
CNET also lets you rate Apple’s new portable. The last time we checked, 92 percent of CNET users liked it and 8 percent didn’t. (That’s out of 61 votes cast, by the way.)
Meanwhile, ZDNet reviewers, John Morris and Josh Taylor, proclaim the titanium portable “drool-worthy” in a
— a full-fledged critiquie is promised for next week.
“The Titanium’s sleek, silvery case is less than an inch thick, and is significantly shallower than most other notebooks on the market, which should make it easier for road warriors to fit it onto an airplane tray table,” they write. “And its 15.2 wide-screen display is hands-down the nicest screen we’ve ever seen on a portable, and perfect for firing up a DVD on those cross-country flights.”
Now if only my PowerBook G4 would arrive before I head to Tokyo to cover Macworld Japan.