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Apple Owns 17.6% of Notebook Market, Save $100 with Refurb iPhones, First 320 GB Notebook Drive, and More

This Week's Mac Notebook News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2007.08.24

This Week's MacBook, PowerBook, and iBook News

All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

General Apple and Mac desktop news is covered in The Mac News Review.

News & Opinion

Tech Trends

Products and Services

Bargain 'Books

News & Opinion

17.6% of Laptops Sold Are Macs

MacUser's Derik DeLong reports:

"There's the old chestnut that Apple has a mere couple of percent of the market (as if a couple percent of multiple millions is something to sneeze at). We've also known for some time now that laptops are fast becoming the choice of both home and business users. Given that trend, Apple now capturing 17.6% of the laptop market in the US is not too shabby.

"While they're only the third strongest seller of computers in general, nearly one out of five laptops out there have that signature Apple logo riding the back of the display...."

MacBooks Drive 'Transformation' in PC Sales

Macworld UK's Jonny Evans reports:

"Apple is becoming the de facto standard laptop supplier, a survey suggests.

"New research indicates that Apple laptop sales have soared to new highs on the back of a new halo effect for the company's products generated by clamour surrounding iPhone.

"A ChangeWave survey confirms first intimations of the move as indicated in a previous such survey in June. A survey run across the first week of August now describes a "transformational shift" that is propelling good fortune for Apple - but denting Dell....

"In an ongoing alteration of the consumer PC landscape, Apple laptop sales have surged to a new all-time high over the past 90 days - up from 12 per cent in June to 17 per cent currently. Apple desktop sales (7 per cent; down from 8 per cent) have been solid but unspectacular during that same time period....

"But it's the future that truly represents the change. A total of 28 per cent of respondents who plan to purchase a laptop in the next 90 days say they'll get a Mac...."

Apple Takes Silver, Toshiba Gains Gold for 'Green' Notebooks's Chris Mellor reports:

"Mirror, mirror on the wall; who is the greenest vendor of them all? Toshiba has had five of its notebooks rated gold by EPEAT, the environmental agencies top green rating. And claims that this is more gold-rated notebooks than any other supplier can boast.

"Apple can only claim 5 silver-rated laptops to its name.

"EPEAT is a US PC environmental rating organization. The US government has mandated that federal PC purchases must be of EPEAT-rated PCs, encompassing desktops, notebooks and monitors. The agency has a searchable database of products rated gold, silver or bronze in terms of their environmental friendliness."

Current Li-Ion Battery Design 'Flawed'

The Register's James Sherwood reports:

"It won't come as much of a surprise to Sony, but the present design of lithium-ion cell batteries that power our consumer electronics is flawed, according to Japanese researchers. The startling announcement has been made by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, which claims that such batteries must be redesigned to avoid further potential dangers.

"A spokesperson at the institute has described the average lithium-ion battery as 'quite a dangerous little box of energy'...."

Problem with MacBook Internal Power Connector

Hardmac's Lionel reports:

"One of our readers from a certified Apple Repair Center sent us a report concerning a problem affecting the internal power connector of some MacBooks.

"...there is a short circuit between the internal connector and the motherboard. It burns tracks, and the entire board has to be exchanged.

"The problem does not affect many units (yet?), but we can confirm from our disassembling experiments, that the internal connector seems lousy, while it is a critical component."

Refurbished iPhones Available from Apple

The first Apple Certified Refurbished iPhones have appeared at the online Apple Store, linked to their own dedicated page (scroll down the left column of the Home page).

Both models are offered, plus the AppleCare extended warranty.

Save 100 bucks.

iPhone, 4 GB

  • Multi-touch display with full QWERTY soft keyboard
  • Safari web browser
  • Email access
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Holds up to 1,000 songs
  • Up to 8 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • 4.8 ounces
  • 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches
  • Apple earphones with built-in microphone
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Save 21% off the original price
  • Original price: $499
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iPhone, 8 GB

  • Holds up to 2,000 songs
  • Save 17% off the original price
  • Original price: $599
  • Apple Certified Refurbished price: $499
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AppleCare Protection Plan - iPhone

Enjoy peace of mind for two full years with the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone, which extends your repair coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone.

Price: $69

If you're not familiar with Apple's Certified Refurbished products, here are the broad strokes. Apple Certified Refurbished Products are preowned Apple products that undergo Apple's stringent refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. These products have been returned under Apple's Return and Refund Policies. While only some units are returned due to technical issues, all units undergo the full quality refurbishment process.

Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:

  • is fully tested (including full burn-in testing).
  • is refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing.
  • is put through a thorough cleaning process and inspection.
  • is repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes, etc.).
  • includes the operating software originally shipped with the unit and the custom software offered with that system. See each products "Learn More" for more details.
  • is given a new refurbished part number and serial number.
  • is placed into a Final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock.

Refurbishment procedures follow the same basic technical guidelines as Apple's Finished Goods testing procedures, and ACR Products are covered by the same 12-month Apple warranty that applies to new Apple products, and are also eligible for extended AppleCare coverage up to two years from purchase (three years for Mac products).

Tech Trends

Toshiba Introduces World's First 320 GB 2.5" Hard Drive

PR: Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) has announced the world's first 320 GB1 2.5" Hard Drive, as the lead product in a new series of 5,400 RPM notebook drives. The company also expanded into the high-end 7,200 RPM performance class with a family of products offering up to 200 GB capacity.

Toshiba's new 5,400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drives feature capacity points from 80 GB to 320 GB, using both 120 GB-per-platter and 160 GB-per-platter designs in the MK-46GSX and MK-52GSX families, respectively. The high-end 7,200 RPM MK-49GSY series features capacity points of 80 GB to 200 GB. All three families support the Serial ATA interface at a 3.0 Gbps data transfer rate, and free-fall sensor options are available on select models.

This broad lineup of storage solutions for information technology (IT) and consumer electronics (CE) OEMs is based on an extensible platform that incorporates a shared architectural base and common components. Leveraging this platform enabled Toshiba's development teams in the United States and Japan to bring products to market quicker and provided more manufacturing flexibility to meet changing customer demands.

By utilizing the latest head and media technologies, the extensible platform architected by Toshiba will provide the fastest native transfer rates yet achieved in mobile 2.5" products - a key factor in overall drive performance.

"Our global collaboration and new architectural platform greatly accelerated our ability to deliver industry-leading 2.5" capacity, while introducing a broad array of 2.5" product offerings," said Scott Maccabe, vice president and general manager of Toshiba Storage Device Division. "Toshiba's engineering innovation has positioned us competitively for the future and demonstrates our long-term commitment to addressing the growing demand for capacity and feature-rich storage solutions for digital data, as end users continue to embrace video and multimedia applications."

Toshiba successfully orchestrated a collaborative design effort with the company's design teams at the Storage Design Center in Fremont, Calif., and the Ome, Japan, development center to bring this lineup to market. Using Toshiba's innovative extensible platform approach, designs for these new product families feature commonality in fundamental Hard Drive components such as heads, media, ASICs and firmware. In addition to accelerating the development schedule, extensibility increases manufacturing efficiencies and speeds up the OEM qualification process, giving Toshiba a solid foundation for future technology introductions.

The company's 2.5" Hard Drive lineup now spans from the ultra-power-conservative segment with the existing 200 GB 4,200 RPM MK2035GSS, to the mainstream market with the new 5,400 RPM MK-GSX series and, finally, to the high-performance category with the new 7,200 RPM MK-GSY offering. Toshiba is well-positioned to deliver the right capacity and performance options to meet the needs of IT and CE manufacturers for mobile PCs, compact external storage devices, personal video recorders, gaming consoles, converged TVs, printers, point-of-sale terminals, media centers and audio/video editing systems.

According to Gartner, 2.5" mobile-class PATA/SATA-interface Hard Drive shipments worldwide will increase from 112 million in 2006 to more than 280 million in 2011.2

"The mobile 2.5"/9.5mm-Z-height form factor will be servicing a wider and richer variety of applications," said John Monroe, a research vice president at Gartner. "Increasing capacities at lower costs, coupled with enhanced performance and reliability metrics, will enable this class of product to further penetrate new consumer markets as well as expanding possibilities for integration in the traditional PC and blade server markets."

As storage becomes imperative to a digitally driven and mobile world, IT and CE manufacturers need more features to protect data and improve Hard Drive performance. To address these requirements, Toshiba has designed a state-of-the-art free-fall sensor option that enables the drive to respond to 10-inch or greater drops when integrated in OEM systems. Toshiba's free-fall sensor option features Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) events reporting and has been adopted by the industry for standardization as part of the upcoming ATA-8 interface specification.

Toshiba's new Hard Drive families are RoHS3 compliant and will begin production in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Product Specifications - Model no. MKxx52GSX Series

  • Maximum Capacity (Formatted):1 320 GB, 250 GB, 160 GB, 120 GB and 80 GB
  • Number of platters: 2/1
  • Areal density: 254 Gbits/in2
  • Media transfer rate: 801 Mbps
  • Average seek time: 12 ms
  • Rotational speed: 5,400 RPM
  • Buffer memory: 8 MB
  • Interface: ATA8
  • Interface transfer rate: 3 Gbps (Serial ATA 2.6)
  • External dimensions (WxDxH): 69.85mm x 100.0mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 102g/98g (max)
  • Energy consumption efficiency: 0.0019 / 0.0024 / 0.0038 / 0.0050 / 0.0075 W/GB
  • Shock resistance:
    • Operating: 350G
    • Non-operating: 900G

Model no. MKxx46GSX Series

  • Capacity (Formatted):1 250 GB, 160 GB, 120 GB and 80 GB
  • Number of platters: 2/1
  • Areal density: 200 Gbit/in2
  • Media transfer rate: 759 Mbps
  • Average seek time: 12 ms
  • Rotational speed: 5,400 RPM
  • Buffer memory: 8 MB
  • Interface: ATA8
  • Interface transfer rate: 3 Gbps (Serial ATA 2.6)
  • External dimensions (WxDxH): 69.85mm x 100.0mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 102g/98g (max)
  • Energy consumption efficiency: 0.0024 / 0.0038 / 0.0050 / 0.0075 W/GB
  • Shock resistance:
    • Operating: 350G
    • Non-operating: 900G

Model no. MKxx49GSY Series

  • Capacity (Formatted):1 200 GB, 160 GB, 120 GB and 80 GB
  • Number of platters: 2/1
  • Areal density: 154 Gbit/in2
  • Media transfer rate: 895.9 Mbps
  • Average seek time: 12 ms
  • Rotational speed: 7,200 RPM
  • Buffer memory: 16 MB
  • Interface: ATA8
  • Interface transfer rate: 3 Gbps (Serial ATA 2.6)
  • External dimensions (WxDxH): 69.85mm x 100.0mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 115g/111g (max)
  • Energy consumption efficiency: 0.0045 / 0.0056 / 0.0075 / 0.0113 W/GB
  • Shock resistance:
    • Operating: 300G
    • Non-operating: 900G

24/7 Fuel Cell Power Pack for Laptops

PR: Medis Technologies Ltd. has announced that it will demonstrate the 24/7 Fuel Cell Power Pack for handheld devices and present the development program for a new 20 Watt Fuel Cell Product with a new fuel compound based on Medis' patented fuel, at the Intel Developers Forum on Sept 18th, 19th, and 20th in San Francisco CA. The 24/7 power pack powers a variety of mobile handhelds for up to 20-30 hours and the 20 Watt solution is being designed to supply enough power to meet the requirements of all day mobile computing. Medis also plans to unveil a demonstration unit of their next generation 24/7 Fuel Cell Power Pack product that will exhibit a significantly smaller form factor as well as a refueling cartridge for longer runtimes.

"Innovation' in the power sources industry is essential to realize the vision of all day and beyond of untethered mobile computing," said Kamal Shah, Mobility Enabling Initiative Manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel Corporation. "Medis has reached a major milestone for the fuel cell industry by commercializing their UL Certified Fuel Cell Charger for handheld devices."

"We are very pleased to be demonstrating our 24/7 Fuel Cell Power Pack and unveiling our new products for mobile devices and laptops at the Intel Developers Forum, said Jacob Weiss, President of Medis Technologies. "Providing mobile users with extended runtimes on their mobile devices is what our 24/7 has to offer users and we continue to make advances in our technology to enable all day computing for higher power products. The Intel Developers Forum is the right forum for us to unveil these advances."

Fujitsu Shows Biodegradable Laptop

CNET's Michael Kanellos reports:

"Fujitsu has taken the use of biodegradable plastic beyond picnic ware and household items, and designed a notebook with a biodegradable chassis.

"The Fujitsu LifeBook sports a chassis made from a plastic made from cornstarch, rather than petroleum. When it is disposed of, the chassis will decompose in a matter of months, as opposed to decades for standard plastic."

Products and Services

COOLdock Laptop Stand with Forced Air Cooling System

COOLdock Laptop StandPR: In recent times overheating has been a hot topic for laptop users, with battery recalls from major manufacturers due to risk of explosion and overheating defects, leaving many users in the lurch, and others feeling uneasy about the ongoing safety and reliability of theirs.

Introducing the COOLdock Laptop Stand - an easy and cost-effective solution to help prevent the problems associated with overheating. Its unique inbuilt cooling fan system dissipates heat away from your computer. Better still, it plugs directly into a USB port - no mains power is required. A cooler laptop reduces heat buildup, which extends battery life and processing speed.

"Not only will the COOLdock Laptop Stand keep your system cool, its ergonomic design will also help reduce back, neck and wrist strain, by improving posture. While laptop computers are handy and endlessly portable, the effects can be debilitating for heavy users," comments Bad Back Store's Managing Director Felicity Wood.

COOLdock Laptop StandThe problem, of course, is that the screen and keyboard are attached. This is convenient when you are on the go, but its design means a tradeoff between poor neck/head posture and poor hand/wrist posture; either the keyboard is too high or the screen is too low. "The COOLdock Laptop Stand offers eight levels of adjustable screen height tilt providing the ultimate in ergonomic comfort. It's really a state-of-the-art upgrade for your laptop, a real must have," says Wood.


  • Space-saving, money-saving solution eliminates the need for extra monitors.
  • Smart, simple fashion and unique design
  • Built-in 4-port USB 2.0 hub provides one-time connection for computer accessories
  • 8 Level adjustable screen height tilt for optimal viewing and ergonomic comfort.
  • Allows positioning of LCD at eye-level to help reduce neck strain.
  • Built-in 2 cooling fans dissipate heat away from the laptop and cools down the overall temperature of the system

COOLdock Laptop StandSpecifications

  • Product Dimension : 327x281x46mm
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • ON/OFF power switch
  • Fan Dimension: 60 x 60 x 10 mm
  • Rated Voltage: 5V DC
  • Power Current: 0.18 A
  • Rated Consumption: 0.9 W
  • Rated Speed: 3500 ± 10%RPM
  • Airflow: 30 CFM
  • Static Pressure: 2.01 mm H2O
  • Noise Level: < 26 dBA

Some additional tips to help improve posture when working on a laptop include:

  • Use an external mouse and keyboard and keep them at the edge of your desk.
  • Adjust your chair so your desk is just a little below your sitting elbow height. Raise the laptop so the top of the screen is just below eye level.
  • Don't lean on your desk while typing and keep your elbows in line with your shoulders, hanging loosely at your sides.
  • When using the laptop keyboard, try not to drop your wrists onto the "wristrest". Instead, move your hands freely across the keyboard and keep your hands in line with your elbows.


COOLdock Laptop Stand is exclusive to With increasing numbers of people suffering chronic back pain and seeking solutions, is committed to providing information and resources to help ensure sufferers receive informative data enabling them to make informed decisions.

The site features high-quality, ergonomic products ranging from ergonomic chairs to lumbar support and massagers, with the selection largely driven by customer demand and feedback.

zCover TypeOn Preprinted Language Keyboard Skin for MacBook

zCover TypeOn Preprinted Language Keyboard SkinPR: zCover TypeOn Preprinted Language Keyboard Skin for Apple MacBook 13"

Special Edition

Clone White

Clone Black

  • Unique in having preprinted letters on the cover
  • Perfectly coincides with the layout of the standard US English Keyboard.
  • Snugly fitted to your keyboard
  • Won't be squinting again struggling to find the right key
  • Preprinted with US English Layout
  • zCover silicone skin are crafted from nontoxic, durable high-grade silicone rubber. It is safe.
  • Ultra thin (0.6mm) skin touch feeling, durable,
  • Multicolor and glow-in-dark fashionable design,
  • Full shock-absorbing, tear-resistant protection,
  • Molded to specifically fit every point,
  • Removable easy on and off for cleaning,
  • Stays in place and does not shift around,
  • Washable - you can wash zCover silicone typeOn skin by hand. Make sure it's dried out before put it on your keyboard.

zCover TypeOn Preprinted Language Keyboard Skin$34.99

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  • zPrinted Ice Green
  • zPrinted Ice Purple
  • zPrinted Ice Yellow


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Targus Offers MacBook Users 3 Stylish New Carrying Cases

Radius Convertible MessengerPR: Targus Inc., maker of the world's top-selling laptop computer cases and accessories, today announced three new carrying cases designed specifically for MacBook, 15" MacBook Pro and accessories. The three new cases are made of durable, high-quality ballistic nylon and custom designed with the Apple user in mind, featuring plenty of space for the MacBook and accessories such as a Mighty Mouse, MacSafe Power Adapter, Apple Remote and of course an iPod.

"We've created our new Radius line specifically with MacBook owners in mind," said Al Giazzon, vice president of marketing at Targus. "The bags feature upgraded materials and details like headphone cable management that make carrying the MacBook as much an experience as using one."

"Apple laptops are no longer the minority and the market isn't just dominated by PCs anymore," said Bob O'Donnell, Program VP, Clients and Displays at IDC. "In fact, in recent years we've seen Apple sales grow more than two times faster than the overall PC market and currently Apple is now the number 3 player in the total US PC market."

Targus Radius Convertible Messenger/Backpack (Model # TSB07701US)

The Radius Convertible Messenger/Backpack is designed to fit the 15" MacBook Pro and features an EVA molded notebook compartment for added protection. The black and olive Convertible Messenger/Backpack features a zip down workstation with custom sized pockets made specifically to fit an Apple Mighty Mouse, MacSafe Power Adapter, Apple Remote and iPod. This case also features a business card holder, key clip, pen loops along with a trolley strap for easy transport on rolling luggage. The case converts from a backpack to messenger and includes a zippered pocket to store the backpack straps when not in use. The padded shoulder straps are ergonomically designed for carrying comfort and include an integrated cable management system to keep the iPod headphone cord neatly wound. The product measures 13.3" x 4.18" x 18.10", is 4.18 pounds and has an estimated street price of $99.99.

Targus Radius Messenger (Model # TSM040US)

The Radius Messenger is designed to fit and completely protect 15" MacBook Pro®. The messenger includes a convenient back pocket to store files and other documents and features locking zipper pulls to secure the notebook compartment at school, in airports, hotels or other crowded areas. The padded removable shoulder strap and carry handle provide comfortable carrying options while the water-resistant material keeps belongings dry during wet weather. The black and olive case can easily accommodate Apple accessories such as MacSafe Power Adapter, Apple Remote and iPod. The case measures 17.13" x 7.09" x 12", weighs 3.08 pounds and has an estimated street price of $89.99.

Targus Radius Vertical Messenger (Model # TSM043US)

The Radius Vertical Messenger is designed to fit and exclusively protect MacBook®. The workstation features customized pockets designed specifically to fit an iPod, Mighty Mouse, Apple Remote and MacSafe Power Adapter. The messenger is black and olive in color and features a slim, vertical design that is easy to carry and store whether in an airplane, at school or traveling from place to place. Made of durable, high-quality polyester the Radius Vertical Messenger is water resistant and able to withstand long-term wear and tear. The product measures 11.02" x 2.17" x 14.17", weighs 2.2 pounds and has an estimated street price of $59.99.

Backed by as a limited lifetime warranty, Radius bags are available today, exclusively at

Bargain 'Books

Bargain 'Books are used unless otherwise indicated. New and refurbished units have a one-year Apple warranty and are eligible for AppleCare.

There are two different versions of WallStreet running at 233 MHz, the cacheless MainStreet version and the later Series II with a level 2 cache. It's not always possible to determine from the vendor's listing which is being offered, so we've included links within this paragraph to the two models. The same goes for the PowerBook G4/667 (VGA) and G4/667 (DVI), the titanium vs. aluminum 15" PowerBook G4 at 1 GHz, and 1.25 GHz to 1.5 GHz 15" PowerBooks.

PowerBook, iBook, and MacBook profiles linked in our Portable Mac Index.

Apple Store

The 2.2 GHz MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo is the cheapest MacBook Pro offered this week, but there are some Black original 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBooks at $949. My advice: Go for the white Core 2 Duo model at the same price. A high-resolution screen 17" MacBook Pro is available, although at just $200 of the new price, it's not a rip-roaring bargain. cm

  • refurb 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, black, 512/80/SD, $949
  • refurb 2.0 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/80/Combo, $949
  • refurb 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/120/SD, $1,099
  • refurb 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook, black, 1 GB/160/SD, $1,299
  • refurb 15" 2.2 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/120/SD, $1,699
  • refurb 15" 2.33 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/120/SD, $1,899
  • refurb 15" 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $2,199
  • refurb 17" 2.33 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $2,199
  • refurb 17" 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $2,399
  • refurb 17" 2.4 GHz Core 2 hi-res MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160 7200 rpm/SD, $2,599


TechRestore is offering a $25 discount to 'Book Review readers off any PowerBook or iBook in stock. Just enter the code CWM during checkout when ordering online. The coupon code is valid from now through 2007.12.31.

  • 12" iBook G3/700, 256/20/Combo, $419.99 less $25 = $394.99
  • 12" PowerBook G4/867, 256/40/Combo, $549.99 less $25 = $
  • 12" PowerBook G4/867, 256/40/SD, $679.99 less $25 = $654.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/400, 256/20/Combo, $549.99 less $25 = $524.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/800, 256/40/Combo, $649.99 less $25 = $624.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 512/80/Combo, $869.99 less $25 = $844.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 512/80/SD, $979.99 less $25 = $954.99
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz, 512/80/SD, $1,029.99 less $25 = $1,004.99
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 512/80/SD, $1,119.99 less $25 = $1,094.99
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1.67 GHz, 512/120/SD, $1,399.99 less $25 = $1,374.99

Baucom Computers

  • 12" iBook G3/500, 192/10/CD, $199
  • 12" iBook G3/600, 256/20/CD, $219
  • 12" iBook G3/700, 256/20/Combo, $299
  • 12" iBook G3/800, 256/30/CD, $289
  • 12" iBook G4/1 GHz, 512/30/Combo, AirPort, $515
  • 12" iBook G4/1.2 GHz, 512/30/Combo, AirPort, $559
  • 15" PowerBook G4/867, 512/40/SD, $579
  • Add Airport for $70

Power Max

Free shipping and $50 rebate on Power Max MP3 Sunglasses with the purchase of any new used or refurbished Mac.

  • open box 2.0 GHz Core 2 MacBook, black, 1 GB/120/SD, $75 RAM rebate, $1,349
  • open box 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/120/SuperDrive, $75 RAM rebate, $1,249
  • open box MacBook 2.16 GHz Core 2, black, 1 GB/160/SD, $75 RAM rebate, $1,449
  • open box 15" 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1 GB/120/SD, $75 RAM rebate, $1,699
  • 15" 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1/120/SD, $75 RAM rebate, $1,749
  • 17" 2.33 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2/160/SD, $75 RAM rebate, $2,688

Wegener Media

  • Lombard PowerBook G3/333, 128/4/CD, $219.99
  • Lombard PowerBook G3/400, 128/4/CD, $299.99
  • G4 Processor upgrade special (valid only with machine purchase), $179.99 installed


  • 12" iBook G4/1 GHz, 768/30/Combo, $549
  • 12" iBook G4/1.2 GHz, 512/30/Combo, APX, $599
  • 14" iBook G4/1.2 GHz, 768/60/Combo, APX, $649
  • 14" iBook G4/1.42 GHz, 512/60/SD, APX, $749
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1 GHz, 256/60/SD, APX, $849
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz, 512/60/Combo, $799
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 512/60/SD, $849
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1 GHz, 512/60/SD, APX, $759
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz, 512/80/SD, APX, $1,099

The PowerBook Guy

  • 12" clamshell iBook G3/300, blueberry, 64/3/CD, $129.95
  • 12" clamshell iBook G3/366, Key lime, 128/10/CD, $289.95
  • 12" iBook G3/500, 128/10/CD, $219.95
  • 12" iBook G3/500, 256/20/CD-RW, $279.95
  • 12" iBook G3/600, 128/20/CD, $239.95
  • 12" iBook G3/800, 256/30/Combo, $379.95
  • Pismo PowerBook G3/400, 192/6/Zip, $349.95

We Love Macs

  • 12" iBook G3/500, 192/10/CD, $284.95
  • 12" iBook G3/700, 256/20/CD, $379.95

Custom Macs

  • 12" clamshell iBook G3/300, 64/3/CD, OS 9, $129.99
  • 12" clamshell iBook G3/300, 256/3/CD, OS X 10.3, $189.99


  • 12" iBook G3/500, 128/10/CD, OS X, $209
  • 12" iBook G3/500, 128/30/CD, OS X, $279
  • 12" iBook G3/600, 128/30/CD, OS X, $329

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