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Designing PowerBook (1)

Apple introduces the popular PowerBook 100, 140, 170. A look into the complex engineering that went into these models… mockups, pencil drawings, comments on SONY building the PowerBook 100. Items like the introduction of the palm-rest, keyboards we use today are discussed. Employee Intro where new features are shown.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Category: Apple iChannel
  • yvesyvezz says:

    I wish I could time travel And I’ll show them The Macbook Hahaha

    December 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm
  • chevyreaper says:

    mines dead and i watched this and thought damn this was a nice laptop back then darn it dont work any more

    December 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm
  • adryanv says:

    Even without Ive, these designs were a step above laptops of its time.

    December 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm
  • coldfustion says:

    haha john ive was needed.

    December 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm
  • Fender7083 says:

    Yawn…. talk about drama! Actually I love these type of video but opera music in the background? Apple…. you did well when you switched to white plasic and metal

    December 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm
  • NitekMuscle says:

    This was a very good design for the post-’Snow White’ design era of Apple.

    December 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm
  • anotherU2fanboy says:

    mm let me just analyse this, you’re criticying the people that are watching this video (but you’re one of them dumbass xD), besides, from my perspective, I think most of the people would look for this video not just because invented it, but because it was one of the first laptops that were ever created

    December 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm
  • stevelexmeister says:

    why you people look at this as a stupid thing just because apple designed it…..this is like the beginning of technology…’s like when gas engine were invented ….every single company contributed to get to what we see today.

    December 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm
  • SjPedro says:

    the little “legs” could be useful on today’s laptops i mean…..with AMD Turion x2 processors heating as much as they do……it could be useful lol

    December 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm
  • NCISBiGtime says:

    For me, they started to became awesome in these things when they created machines with strong processors and tech, a great design by Jon Ive and, specially, the integration of OS X (Panther, Tiger, Leopard)

    December 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm
  • collegeman1988 says:

    I owned a PowerBook 150 and by today’s standards, it was a really primitive computer. It didn’t even have a modem or a color screen and you couldn’t watch movies or listen to music on it. Also, the backlight on the monitor quit working after 2 years and I took it to an Apple dealear and I was told it would be more expensive to fix the monitor than it would cost to buy a new computer.

    December 4, 2011 at 10:57 pm
  • adryanv says:

    I’d love for Apple to do a same feature length special similar to this for the current Apple portable line.

    December 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm
  • Imprezaman555 says:

    well, there was linux, but it didn’t have a gui yet so it wasn’t all that interesting, i think the computer world did back then what the economical world is doing now. things got much better though, steve jobbs is back and making… “entertaning” creations, ms is teasing every1 with screenshots and release dates of win7, and the linux community is thriving in a period of exponential growth.

    December 5, 2011 at 12:35 am
  • EuroCarfan00 says:

    well, you did say things under John Sculley were crap, and then I said, like microsoft, meaning things were like boring back then.

    December 5, 2011 at 1:20 am
  • Imprezaman555 says:

    what do u mean?

    December 5, 2011 at 1:44 am

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