updated 07:20 pm EDT, Mon April 7, 2003
Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post offers praise for Apple's recently released . Pegoraro points to the display, storage devices, and keyboard as strong aspects of the laptop, while cautioning that the bulky computer is not "for the rest of us." Mr. Pegoraro notes that while the looks "comically undersized," it is exceptionally functional, thanks in part to its backlight feature. Pegoraro says the weakest part of the PowerBook is the "paucity of third-party software" it includes. "It ships with Mac OS X and Apple's excellent iLife bundle of multimedia applications, but if you'd like a word processor, a spreadsheet application or a personal-finance program, you'll have to buy them yourself. "