The first PowerBook came to market in 1991, a black-and-white machine followed by color versions. From a design perspective, the series didn’t really hit its stride until the PowerBook G4 with a titanium skin and a 15.2-inch screen suitable for watching widescreen movies. The machine was developed under the watchful eye of CEO Steve Jobs.
“With the release of the PowerBook titanium, Apple brought a new sense of design, style and class to the realm of portability,” says Yamaguma. “Unfortunately, the frame was a painted silver color. Due to constant rubbing of the hands resting on the laptop, the paint would rub off, leaving an embarrassing scar on an otherwise beautiful machine.”
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