Apple's high-profile 17in. PowerBook G4 took on legendary status as would-be owners waited for this portable giant to start shipping. We can't deny that this is a rock-star's notebook, what with its hot new design, built-in DVD burning as standard, wireless networking and awesome backlit keyboard. But the £2,211.91 (ex. VAT; £2,598.99 inc. VAT) 17in. PowerBook performs about the same as its 15in. predecessor, and it's extremely awkward to carry. If you want an attractive, not-very-portable Mac with a 17in. LCD and a DVD burner, an iMac is more than £1,000 cheaper. If you're after a slick-looking G4-based Apple notebook, the original Titanium PowerBook remains our top choice.