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Executive Summary: 12-Inch PowerBook G4
Apples 12-inch PowerBook G4 is being billed as the smallest notebook Apple has yet shippedalthough larger than ultralight PCs, this PowerBook is among the slimmest full-function mobile computers available and a very attractive one at that. Paired with new application flexibility, thanks to the BSD underpinnings of OS X, this unit is a compelling mobile system for the enterprise.
The 12-inch PowerBook costs $1,799, or $1,999 for the DVD-writing Superdrive model. Both compare favorably with similar-size portables and come in at a price point significantly lower than the initial PowerBooks.
(+) Compact size; integrated Bluetooth; affordable price.
(-) Gets a bit hot to handle; lacks PCMCIA slots.
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