Apple iBook G4 (14-inch) Video
Now with 512MB of RAM, Apple's baseline 12.1-inch iBook G4 offers competitive specs, along with all the ports and connections basic users need and a terrific software package.
CEO Tim Cook ups Apple's game in the e-reader space with new iBooks features, including night mode and continuous scrolling, so users never have to turn a page.
The foxy Apple 17-inch PowerBook delivers the performance and the features most users will need, but it's more expensive than a similarly outfitted Windows laptop.
Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro looks the same as the old MacBook Pro and still has a Core 2 Duo processor, but its graphics and battery life receive an appreciable boost.
The attractive Compaq Presario V4000 delivers good performance and a complete set of basic features, but it comes up a bit short on battery life.
Apple's redesigned 17-inch MacBook Pro joins the 15-inch model with a redesigned aluminum body, new trackpad with expanded functionality, and a dual-graphics setup for either longer battery life or better performance.
Apple's new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a breakthrough in battery technology and a matte-screen option.
Dan Ackerman takes a look at the new 11.6-inch MacBook Air, which features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
At an Apple press event, CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new iBooks app. Users can now browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books--and the book downloads to a virtual "book shelf." The software has the support of five of the largest publishers, including Simon and Schuster.
Lightweight and fully featured, Sony's attractive 13-inch laptop has a lot of what Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro lacks, including Nvidia graphics.