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Tech-lust, in a long term way

Well, for the first time in a long time Apple has managed to produce a new laptop that actually leaves me in tech-lust. I've been fortunate enough to have PowerBook G4 12" since for the last three years, and it has been the most gorgeous laptop that I've ever had or seen. The form factor hits my sweet spot, and the keyboard is just delicious to use, with a great tactile response. I'm typing this on it now.

The MacBook Pro came, even though it's 3 to 4 times faster, held no attractions because it was too big. The MacBook arrived, and although the size was a little different, but liveable with, it was too iBook, plasticky, and the integrated graphics chipset was a big step back.

Enter the new MacBook.

New MacBook, on Engadget
The new MacBook, on Engadget, all rights reserved, click image to see original

The engineering is gorgeous, and it has the small form factor and separate graphics chip is present. The only downside is the glossy screen.

It's not something I want
now or even in the foreseeable future, but I'm glad to know that there is something there to replace the PowerBook when it gives up the ghost.