Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has dubbed 2003 "the year of the laptop", announcing the release of two inch-thick models along with new software for music, photos and video.
Speaking at the Macworld Expo, Jobs also announced a new web browser, Safari, currently in beta; new presentation software called Keynote; and iLife, which ties together its photo, music and movie applications.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the new PowerBook has a 17in screen that is wider than standard laptop screens, a 1GHz G4 processor, 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, a DVD-burning drive and 4.5 hours of battery life.
Its smaller cousin has a 12in screen, an 867MHz G4 processor, 256MB of memory, a 40GB hard drive and a CD-RW/DVD-Rom combo drive.
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