New Apple stuff

January 10, 2003

Since I was skiing, I'm only now finding out about what Apple introduced at Macworld SF 2003.

Safari is plenty fast, looks slick and has a well thought out bookmark library. Spell check in web forms is long overdue. But the lack of tabbed browsing and a the same level of password manager will keep me using Chimera for the forseeable future.

The 17" Powerbook is the Cadillac Escalade of laptops.

The 12" Powerbook, on the other hand, is right up my alley. While it lacks the nice wide display of the 15" Powerbook (or 17" behemoth), it addresses the key shortcomings in my iBook: no G4, no dual display support, and too little disk space. Plus, it has better wireless support with Airport Extreme and built in Bluetooth. Unfortunately, this is just an example of the speed at which the computer industry moves. Wait a few months and something better will always be available.

Posted by Andrew Raff at January 10, 2003 04:57 PM
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