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    Apple Powerbook Laptop Review
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: October 27th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: SLCentral took a look inside the Apple Powerbook 12" laptop, the smallest Apple to date. Our editor was impressed, this fast little machine performs well when the heat is on but what about the side effects? Read on to find out in our official review.......

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    After reading this review, and looking at the 9.5 score I gave the Apple Powerbook 12" laptop, you may be confused. I have listed in this review a countless number of problems with the laptop. From the display to the case warping, there are problems with this computer, thats for sure. Truthfully, the pros outweigh the cons. The performance is great, the design is better, and the OS is best. These three things that really shine outweigh the small problems like the lack of USB 2.0, or the short warranty. Call me biased, but the fact is that this laptop is great.

    I think that the only significant problem with it is the heat. It can really cause problems if you aren't careful. I don't know exactly how the case warped (I got this computer used, and the warp was there before I bought it), and I don't know how common the problem is, but it is definitely a problem. Not a big problem, but a problem for sure. You will need to be careful when using this computer for a significantly long period of time. I haven't had any serious problems with case warping, but there is the chance.

    All in all, if you are looking for a fast, good looking, incredible laptop, stop looking. The Powerbook 12" is really all you can possibly ask for. If the screen is too small, go to the 15" model, or even the 17". You can even add an external display. The Powerbook is by far the best laptop, if not the best computer I have used in my entire life.


  • Great Design
  • Good CD Burner
  • DVD Playback is Good
  • Performance is Great
  • Battery Life is Great
  • OS X is Great
  • Stable
  • Cons:

  • Gets HOT
  • No USB 2.0
  • Graphics performance is below average for games
  • Warranty sucks
  • SLRating: 9.5/10

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    3. Design
    4. Features
    5. Performance
    6. Battery Life/Heat
    7. OS & Warranty
    8. Conclusions

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