Peer Review: The man who designed every Apple product for seven years offers his take on the company's latest.
Apple PowerBook G4
The latest Apple PowerBook, the honkin' 17-incher, has gone on to become one of the most talked-about products since ... well, the last Apple product launch. We asked Hartmut Esslinger, founder and CEO of design powerhouse Frog Design (and designer of every Apple product from 1982 to 1989) what he thought of it. "I think it is fantastic," he exclaims. "After what companies like Dell have made us put up with, what Apple has done is like a slap to the face."