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Photos: Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

They may not have the G5 processor, but new 12-, 15- and 17-inch notebooks are faster and can do a couple of new tricks.

    Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

    The 17-inch PowerBook G4 has a 1.67GHz processor, a 100GB hard drive, an 8X DVD burner, an ATI Technologies Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card with 128MB of video memory and support for Apple's 30-inch external Cinema Display monitor. Its DVD burner (the "SuperDrive") can work with both DVD+R and DVD-R media. The notebook sells for $2,699.

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    17-inch PowerBook G4

    Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

    The 15-inch PowerBook G4 comes in two configurations. A $2,299 version includes a 1.67GHz processor, an 80GB hard drive, an 8X DVD burner and the Radeon 9700 with 64MB of video memory. A $1,999 version features a similar setup, but with a 1.5GHz processor and a drive that can burn CDs and read, but not burn, DVDs.

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    15-inch PowerBook G4

    Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

    The 12-inch PowerBook G4 is operated by a 1.5GHz processor. Standard on this machine is the Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 graphics cards with 64MB of video memory. The higher-end model, priced at $1,699, comes with a DVD burner and an 80GB hard drive. The entry-level version, at $1,499, has a 60GB hard drive and a drive that burns CDs and reads DVDs.

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    12-inch PowerBook G4

    Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

    A new scrolling TrackPad is designed to make it easier to get through long documents. It's featured on all three new PowerBooks.

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    Scrolling TrackPad

    Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

    Apple's backlit keyboard is now built in to all 15- and 17-inch PowerBooks. It's up to 10 times brighter than before, the company said.

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    Apple's juiced-up PowerBooks

    The new notebooks feature ports aplenty.

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    Notebook ports