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Apple Makes Combo Drives Standard on PowerBook G4 Line

CUPERTINO, California—December 17, 2001—Apple® today announced that it has made slot-loading Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM) optical drives standard across its entire award-winning Titanium PowerBook® G4 notebook line.

“The Titanium PowerBook G4 is one of the most successful notebook computers of all time, and we are making it even better,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior director of Hardware Product Marketing.

The versatile slot-loading Combo drive lets customers watch DVD movies and burn custom music or data CDs. Apple’s DVD player software, iTunes™ 2 digital music software and Disc Burner software come pre-installed on all PowerBook models.

The super-light, yet incredibly powerful Titanium PowerBook G4 features:

Pricing & Availability
The new PowerBook G4 line is available immediately through The Apple Store® (, at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in two standard configurations:

The 550 MHz PowerBook G4, for a suggested retail price of $2,299 (US), includes:

The 667 MHz PowerBook G4, for a suggested retail price of $2,999 (US), includes:

Additional build-to-order options for the new PowerBook G4 include: 48GB hard drive; up to 1GB of SDRAM; the AirPort Base Station and AirPort Card; and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

* Weight includes battery and Combo drive, and varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

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