MacRumors is reporting that the long-awaited Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch and updates to the PowerBook 12 and 17-inch could arrive as soon as tomorrow.
This common thread between them appears to predict across the board PowerBook updates as early as next week — with 12″, 15″ and 17″ Powerbook models finally seeing updates. The rumors all seem to point towards a thinner 12″ PowerBook and a high end PowerBook with speeds up to 1.33GHz. Reports include backlit keyboards and FW800 throughout. Next week is the earliest date provided, otherwise timeframes are described on the order of weeks.
I went over to the Sony Building in Ginza after our iChat about the new Sony Clie PEG-UX50. They had two units of the CLIE PEG-UX50 on display and there were people waiting in line to try them out as it was lunch time.
The units went on sale here last Saturday, August 9th for ¥69,800 (roughly US$580). The UX50 was very light and this is due to the abundance of magnesium and plastic used in these units. Gone is the cool metallic “weight” of the NR/NX series. Even with the power cradle (PEGA-JC40K) attached to the bottom it felt quite light. Read More…