At a Glance
- Increased standard memory
- Compact size
- Reduced price
- Improved trackpad and Bluetooth
- Heavier than comparable Windows laptops
- Small screen
- Lacks high-end ports and features
- Only one DIMM slot
The 12-inch model of Apple’s PowerBook line received a Jan. 31 update that included a speed bump to 1.5GHz, 512MB of installed RAM and integrated Bluetooth 2.0 support. This updated model also adds scrolling Trackpad and Sudden Motion Sensor Technology.
Individually, none of the changes in the latest round of PowerBook updates will knock your socks off. But collectively, they make the PowerBook lineup both more appealing and more affordable.