It's Powerbook Time

MacMinute: Apple unveils faster, more affordable PowerBooks

Ordered: 15", 100GB HD, Combo drive

Curiously, an $8 "recycling fee" was tacked on to the final order, and fortunately it was linked to this page on Apple's site:

The State of California launched the nation’s first electronic waste recycling program on Jan. 1, 2005, and Apple wants its customers to understand how this landmark legislation affects their purchases.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2005, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (SB 20 and SB 50) requires that customers pay a small fee on some electronics purchases to cover the cost of recycling and disposal.


  1. I had to pay the same fee when I bought my new LCD recently. What does this mean? Will computer equipment be picked up with the regular recycling now? I had to find a special recycling facility to haul off 8 computers I had at my old apartment, ranging from P90's and K2-6 450's to Mac Quadra and PowerMac 7500s. Sucked.

  2. If I remember correctly, you had the 12" PB. What are the main reasons for switching?

  3. I want a larger screen, more speed, and a backlit keyboard. And a bigger HD.

    You know, the standard reasons. :)


  4. I automatically thought to myself...dang, should have gotten that ibook in december as planned. what? for $6? are you kidding me? now if you want to talk about the 911 tax on my cell phone bill, that's another convo.