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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Thought you might be interested in this:

From Mac Portable to MacBook Pro: 20 years of Apple laptops - Ars Technica
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Thanks dude...
thts really interesting!
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Amazing find, but i cant imagine having to carry 16 pound laptop. But then again that was back in the day i suppose the Wallstreet macbook must have made it big!
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Awesome find!
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16MHz... lightning fast.
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As someone who owned a PowerBook 145B with it's 2-bit LCD "glory", I can appreciate the article - and just how far we've come from the days of that PowerBook to my MacBook Pro.

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As I have said here before, I still have my Powerbook 170 and it still works as new. Just the battery is LONG gone!

It's a good article but they went a bit overboard on the iBook. Like some of the comments after the article, only some iBook's motherboards had issues. Also the later G4 iBooks were pretty reliable. Mine is over 4 years old now and still going strong, but mine is the last iBook G4 12" 1.33 Ghz with BT and WiFi.

I still have my Blackbird 540c and I agree with their comments. Very nice notebook for it's time. It still amazes me at times for how old it is. Mine has a 117 Mhz Power PC board. Quite zippy with OS 8.1.
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