Apple boasts fastest portable

Apple Computer today unveiled the 240 Mhz PowerBook 3400, enabling the company to claim bragging rights to the world’s fastest portable computer. The new PowerBook, which runs on a PowerPC 603e CPU, also features built-in Ethernet, hot-swappable bays, and a four-speaker sound system. A 180 Mhz version is now available; the 240 Mhz version will be released in April.

Apple also announced a new line of desktop Macs and the Newton eMate 300, a handheld system that will only be sold to students. The new computers are part of Apple’s latest attempt to win back the hearts—and marketshare--of computer buyers

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