Apple notebooks get skinny
April 26, 1999
Web posted at: 11:53 a.m. EDT (1553 GMT)
by Jeff Walsh
(IDG) -- Apple Computer showed
dealers its next-generation
PowerBook computer line behind
closed doors at the National
Association of Broadcasters
Conference in Las Vegas last week,
according to sources close to the
The forthcoming unit, code-named
Lombard, is reportedly at least as thin as Sony's 0.9-inch
Vaio portable, and will feature processor speeds starting at
400 MHz with the next-generation PowerPC G4 processor.
The three-and-one-half pound portable system also features a detachable LCD
that can be replaced with goggles for so-called heads-up display.
No launch date was given for the Lombard family, although
this unit is in Apple's professional line, not the forthcoming
consumer portable, code-named P1.
Apple officials declined to comment on unannounced products.
Jeff Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) is
an InfoWorld senior writer.