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Article Points to Design Issues in Current Apple Titanium Powerbooks

Stephan Somogyi wrote an article for ZDNet AnchorDesk called Apple's iBook: Why it's not just for home, anymore. In it he makes a number of points about Apple's top-of-the-line laptop, the Apple PowerBook Titanium 800MHz G4 that have not been widely publicized. Among them:

  • "It still gets quite warm after prolonged use"
  • "{It is} a bit larger than desired, especially when you're trying to get work done in {an airplane}", and
  • "{It has} poor wireless connectivity" in spite of the fact that it has a built-in Airport {WiFi} network interface.

The revelation about poor wireless networking is particularly interesting, in light of Apple's leading role in development of wireless networking. The article takes the form of an appeal to Apple to make a business-oriented version of its smaller laptop, the iBook. But, in our view, it says more about reasons to consider holding off on buying Apple's flagship laptop until these issues are addressed.

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