Evolution of the Apple Laptop

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The Macintosh Portable (1989) 15.8lb "portable" machine black and white LCD full sized keyboard trackball mouse 10 hours of battery life $6,500 price tag discontinued in 1991 CPU Speed (MHz) 16MHz Power (Watts) 6W Powerbook 100 series (1991) First notebook computer to position the keyboard close to the display,leaving room for palm rests and trackball at the bottom of the device.(the standard for notebook computers,and continues to be used today) CPU Speed (MHz) 16MHz Power (Watts) 17W Powerbook 500 Series (1994) Introduced innovative features now common on all notebooks Active-matrix LCD display Stereo sound Built in Ethernet Trackpad CPU Speed (MHz) 25MHz Power (Watts) 40W Powerbook 5300 Series (1995) Dubbed the "Hindenbook" due to a problem with exploding batteries that resulted in a recall Considered by most to be the worst computer Apple has ever shipped Apple's first notebook to feature Power PC processor CPU Speed (MHz) 100MHz Powerbook 1400 (1996) First notebook to feature a "built-in" CD-Rom drive Lid included a cover for storing papers,business cards,and sheets with patterns purchasable from Apple. CPU Speed (MHz) 166MHz Powerbook 3400 (1997) Briefly the fastest notebook in the world 1st to feature PCI architecture,EDO memory,and a 64-bit wide internal bus Lasted until November 1997 CPU Speed (MHz) 240MHz Powerbook G3 (1998) Released after Steve Jobs' return to the helm of Apple Debuted about the same time as the original iMac Built-to-order laptop allowed users to customize their G3 The Wallstreet model marked the last use of the rainbow coloured Apple logo CPU Speed (MHz) 292MHz The lbook (1999) Introduced clamshell design,earning the nickname "Toilet Seat" First mainstream computer to be designed and sold with internal wireless networking 2001 iBook featured sleek,white,polycarbonate shell,inspiring products like the iPod CPU Speed (MHz) 300MHz Powerbook G4 (2000) Came with a titanium skin,and a widescreen display(up to 17") Billed as "the first supercomputer you can actually take with you on an airplane." The system was light,and had better battery life than most of its contemporaries Continued until 2006 when the name Powerbook was retired and Apple moved over to Intel based processors. Power (Watts) 45W Macbook Series (2006) macbook replaced the iBook Macbook Pro replaced the Powerbook iSight camera built-in Now standard magnetic latch mechanism Glossary display and sunken keyboard Each case constructed out of a single block of aluminium Can run Windows and Linux operating systems in addition to Mac OS X CPU Speed (MHz) 2000MHz Power (Watts) 60W Today's Macbook (2010) Today's MacBooks are more refined and capable than ever.On current models an ambient light sensor activates the illuminated keyboard in low-light conditions.Every MacBook Pro has a pristine LED-backlit display with wideangle viewing and a color gamut usually seen only on a desktop display,and the longest-lasting Mac notebook battery ever with nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. CPU Speed (MHz) 2800MHz