At a Glance
- Classic design
- Complete feature set
- Huge screen, now with higher resolution
- Huge hard drive
- Higher resolution may make on-screen objects too small for some users
- No increase in performance
- Large size can be a problem in some situations
The 17-inch PowerBook adds a higher-resolution display and boasts longer battery life. Like its 15-inch counterpart, this PowerBook now ships with faster DDR2 RAM and a double-layer 8X SuperDrive.
The latest improvements to the PowerBook line are hardly revolutionary, but they’re all welcome. If you can afford it and don’t mind its size, the 17-inch model remains the best portable computer money can buy.