Music:Silence, as I sit on hold to the Apple Store
This morning, the following products were announced during Steve Jobs' keynote at Paris Expo 2003:
An updated 12" PowerBook G4, which falls in price, has a faster 1GHz processor and a "Digital Video Interface (DVI) port for connection to any of Apple's flat panel displays";
An updated 17" PowerBook G4 which gets a speed bump to 1.33GHz with 1MB on-chip level 2 cache, supports a maximum 2GB RAM, a Mobility Radeon 9600 graphics card and a 2x DVD-R/CD-RW drive;
A NEW ALUMINIUM 15" PowerBook G4. If that wasn't enough, how's about a backlit keyboard similar to the 17" model, a 1.25GHz processor with 512KB on-chip L2 cache, an ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 graphics card with 64MB DDR RAM, and support for up to 2GB of 333MHz DDR RAM and an HD of up to 80GB capacity? Dude. Sweet;
A new, wirelessBluetooth mouse and keyboard, with adaptive frequency hopping to keep a better connection reliable up to thirty feet away, and 128-bit encryption in data transfer. The keyboard uses four AA batteries which last nine months between them; and the mouse uses two AA Lithium batteries that last three months between 'em.
All the new PowerBooks come with OS X 10.2.7 pre-installed, and the 15" and 17" models are available right now. If I can get one of these on the special finance deal, the promotion of which expires in less than two weeks, I would be so unbelievably happy.