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By eweek  |  Posted 2003-05-28
 
 
 

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Trade-show business may be slow throughout the industry, but Macworld Expo/San Francisco drew big crowds in its first days.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Bretford, an Illinois furniture maker, touted a desk that comes with a sidecar that fits the Power Mac G4.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

A goldfish-hued iMac aquarium made a colorful prize at RedLightRunners booth.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

An area of Moscone Centers North Hall was dedicated to touting Mac OS X-native gaming titles.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Rows of easels propped up Mac flat-panel displays at Corels booth, where visitors tried their hands at Version 11 of the companys graphics suite.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

An Expo attendee checks out Keynote, Apples slick new presentation program.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Harman Multimedia displayed its futuristic Invader set of multimedia speakers and subwoofer.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Visitors to the Apple booth try their hands at the new 17-inch PowerBook.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Little wonder: Visitors were eager to get their hands on the new 12-inch PowerBook.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

In an era when trade-show booths are getting smaller, Radeons was one of the few split-level models on the Moscone show floor.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Drive Savers data-recovery service showed off a salvaged PowerBook that had been run over by a shuttle bus (left) and one submerged beneath the waters of the Amazon (right).

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Besides drawing gamers to its own booth, Nvidias GeForce4 graphics processors garnered a preferred position in Apples new laptops.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Look out, Xserve: Grande Vitesse Systems new GVS 9000 puts a Power Mac motherboard into a 1U chassis. It features redundant power supplies, dual 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 chips and a 167-Mhz bus.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

Rain Design drew the attention of style-minded iMac owners with a pedestal that matches the flat-panel consumer system.

Macworld Expo/San Francisco

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