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ITYM Powerbook G4, 12". The aluminium chassis saved about 2mm on thickness and 300 grams on weight while preserving the essential dimensions of the beast -- and giving it a better keyboard.
Bah. I have no experience of that device, and no complaint about the kbd. I would happily take one now; like a "netbook" but useful!
Whether it was the least annoying computer of your experience is something, I would imagine, only you can judge.Having said that, I find my MacPro dual core 2.2GHz, 15" glossy screen, extremely nice; photos just look beautiful on that screen.There are only two annoyances, one minor and one major:The minor one is the switch to the new, smaller FireWire port, which means I had to get a new cable to connect my FireWire drives, and I'll have to get an adapter if I ever want to connect my digital video camera (which I actually almost never use, as it turns out, so that's unlikely).The major one is the switch to the DisplayPort video output, which means I can't easily connect the damned thing to my non-digital television, which has only S-video in. I can now shell out a shedload and get a D-A converter box, or I can wait until my TV eventually dies, or I can continue to use the S-video out on my old TiG4, which is now my wife's computer.The 12" was nice and compact, however; no question about that.
I love my 12" PB G4. Six years old and I still use it more than whatever is sitting on my desk.
I miss my 12" PowerBook. The keyboard was amazing, the construction unbeatable. Batteries have a limited life though. Has anyone used both one of those and an Air? Are they comparable?
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