More on Lombard

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:01:20 -0700

Finally, an Apple product I can believe in.
I'd probably run linux on it though (Sorry!)
because try as I might, I just can't get used to
PC Windowing systems that raise windows,
warp cursors, or lock actions when you don't
want them to.


Apple notebooks get skinny

April 26, 1999
Web posted at: 11:53 a.m. EDT (1553 GMT)

by Jeff Walsh

(IDG) -- Apple Computer showed
dealers its next-generation
PowerBook computer line behind
closed doors at the National
Association of Broadcasters
Conference in Las Vegas last week,
according to sources close to the

The forthcoming unit, code-named
Lombard, is reportedly at least as thin as Sony's 0.9-inch
Vaio portable, and will feature processor speeds starting at
400 MHz with the next-generation PowerPC G4 processor.

The three-and-one-half pound portable system also features a detachable LCD
that can be replaced with goggles for so-called heads-up display.

No launch date was given for the Lombard family, although
this unit is in Apple's professional line, not the forthcoming
consumer portable, code-named P1.

Apple officials declined to comment on unannounced products.

Jeff Walsh ( is
an InfoWorld senior writer.