HP and Acer, to name but two, are preparing a Windows-based alternatives to Apple's 17in PowerBook. Apple is currently advertising its new notebook like crazy. Well, it's got until the third quarter to attract buyers for the world's only big-brand laptop with a 17in screen. Come Q3, and HP will launch its model, according to sources close to Taiwanese notebook contract manufacturer Quanta. Said sources, cited by DigiTimes, claim Quanta will produce the beast. Previous HP wide-screen notebooks have been made by fellow Taiwanese manufactuer Inventec. Apple's own creation is built by Taiwan's Compal. Acer's machine is said to be scheduled for a Q4 introduction. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/29872.html This makes me mad What do you thing?