Reader Dave Avis wrote in telling us:
"ZDNet is reporting that the G4 Powerbook is in preliminary testing at Apple and should be ready for January. Of course, Apple wouldn't comment."
Take a look at the article for yourself. Rumor has it that the unit, codenamed Mercury will sport a >15" widescreen display (aspect ratio similar to Cinema Display) and a 400-500MHz G4. Such a Powerbook would be quite a swift piece of multimedia laptop hardware to tote around, indeed. But how about a cheaper iBook "for the rest of us?"