New PowerBooks. Finally.

Well, Apple has finally put the rumors to rest: no G5 PowerBooks. As expected. But they have delivered some updated G4 series machines that look pretty nice. On tap are slightly faster processors, 8x DVD RW+/-, drop protection (auto hard drive parking), the ability to drive a 30″ Apple display (woo hoo!), and Bluetooth 2.0. They’ve also dropped the prices by, it appears, $100 across the board.

I’m still waiting for my G5. But my battery is slowly becoming useless and those extra 670Mhz are looking mighty fine right about now. Can I hold out? I don’t know – it isn’t looking good.