Apple’s New Laptop

January 12, 2001

MACINTOSH fans don’t always have it easy. They’re often found patiently (or vehemently) defending their choice of machine, they must endure occasional pundit predictions that Apple is doomed — and then there’s the Laptop Gap. At this very moment, a Mac fan with a pudgy 6.5-pound Apple PowerBook G3 is crammed into an airplane seat somewhere, looking longingly across the aisle as a smug fellow passenger slips open a sleek, superslim Windows laptop.