Hi-Rez and Not-so-Hi-Rez 17-Inch PowerBooks

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Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 2005, 00:46
Category: PowerBook 17-Inch

powerbookny3.jpgThe site 99Mac.se has posted some side-by-side pictures of the new Hi-Rez 17-inch PowerBook compared to the old 17-inch PowerBook.
I know it’s difficult to tell from the pictures, but the new 17-inch Hi-Rez Book (that’s the name I’ve given it, maybe it’ll stick) appears to be brighter and obviously have more desktop real estate.
Even though the 1440 x 900 display is standard for 17-inch laptops it’s nice to see the WSXGA+ display (1680 x 1050) make its way to the Apple line. I always wondered why Apple didn’t put the higher resolution screens on their laptops.
Now if Apple were to update the 12-inch PowerBook with a 1280 x 800 wide-screen and backlit keyboard… I’m not holding my breath.