All the links for the new products announced during the keynote are now live. I started wondering about the claim that the 12″ PowerBook is the “smallest PowerBook ever.” Surely it’s not smaller than an iBook? or a Duo?
Here are the dimensions as they stack up. Steve wasn’t idly boasting, but it depends on how you cut the figures:
|Dimension||PowerBook Duo 210||iBook||PowerBook G4 12″|
|Volume (cubic inches)||129.7||136.99||110.6|
So the new 12″ PowerBook is a little deeper and heavier than the old Duo 210, but still smaller in terms of overall volume. Quibbling aside, this is pretty cool—I never thought we’d see a machine close to the Duo’s form factor from Apple ever again.