Apple will introduce a fresh set of products at Macworld Expo in Tokyo in mid-February, helping to relieve pent-up demand for Powerbook products, which have been in short supply.
Although Apple refused to comment on future products, the line-up is likely to include the Powerbook 3400, a PowerPC 603e based system that will come at speeds of 180 and 200MHz. According to a source at the company, Apple will sell the product as a multimedia system and aims to take some of the shine off the recent launch of Intel MMX machines.
But the Powerbook 3400 is unlikely to come cheap. US reports suggest pricing will start at around the $4,500 mark. An Apple spokesperson confirmed that the company has started shipping its 1400/133 Powerbook, a version of the machine that includes a 133MHz rather than a 117MHz PowerPC processor.
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