Although I now look like a Paul Boutin groupie, he’s got another good article on Slate, this time describing the new 17” Apple G4 laptop as, variously, a Cadillac Escalade, a tricked-out hoopty, a mall crusier, and most aptly, a lust object. Seriously, though — 10.2 by 15.4 inches in size? That’s huge! I wonder how much of a real market there is for this machine, no matter how much lust it generates.


At first I was deciding between an iBook and 15” TiBook and now I’m perplexed again. I want to get one of the newer machines, 12” or 17”, but one’s too big and the other’s too small.

• Posted by: Gen on Jan 8, 2003, 10:10 AM

Admit it. You want it. Don’t deny it.

• Posted by: Charles on Jan 8, 2003, 5:01 PM

I am reminded of the Macintosh Portable.

• Posted by: Dan on Jan 9, 2003, 3:28 AM

Augh! No PCMCIA slot in the 12”er! I do not deny the lust :)

• Posted by: Gen on Jan 9, 2003, 5:24 PM
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