Apple today introduced its new 15-inch PowerBook G4, offering a sleek aluminum design weighing just 5.6 pounds, a 15.2-inch widescreen display, speeds of up to 1.25GHz, a backlit keyboard, and advanced connectivity including AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. The new 15-inch PowerBook G4 starts at $1,999. Apple also updated its other PowerBooks: the new 17-inch model features a faster 1.33 GHz G4 processor with double the amount of on-chip level 2 cache and is now available for $2,999, a $300 price reduction. The new 12-inch model features a 1GHz G4 processor and includes a Digital Video Interface (DVI) port.
"Apple continues to lead the industry's move to portable computing by delivering the world's most innovative notebooks," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "The new 15-inch PowerBook G4 succeeds the legendary Titanium PowerBook G4, the industry's first widescreen notebook introduced in January 2001. With its speed, widescreen display, connectivity and ultra-light aluminum enclosure, the new 15-inch PowerBook G4 sets the bar for professional notebooks even higher."