Macworld SF01: Apple Announces Titanium PowerBook G4!

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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The PowerBook G4 (Mercury) was born today. Say tuned to Go2Mac for more on this incredible machine, including a full picture gallery from the keynote address and from the Apple booth.

The play-by-play from the keynote address went something like this.

One more thing…

  • clue: Ti
  • We have the Power, they have the Sex
  • Power + Sex
  • 500 MHZ G4
  • 15.2 screen
  • 5 hour battery
  • DVD
  • airport ready
  • What about the Sex?
  • 1-inch thick
  • 5.3 pounds
  • made out of Titanium like the spy planes
  • stronger than steel lighter than aluminum

Titanium PowerBook G4 Announced!

  • Rage Mobility 128
  • 400 and 400 MHz
  • 128/256
  • 10 GB / 20 GB
  • 2499/3599
  • in production ramp today
  • available end of January

compared to the Vaio:

  • 52% larger screen than Vaio
  • thinner than the Vaio (1.0 vs. 1.15 inches)
  • the Vaio is 15% thicker
  • magnesium (vaio) vs. titanium (PBG4)
  • no wireless (vaio)
  • fastest notebook in the world
  • 3.5 gigaflops
  • titanium, carbon fiber plastics
  • and the apple logo is right-side up on the lid!

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