In 2003, the 15-inch [Apple Macintosh] PowerBooks were redesigned and featured the same aluminum body style as their smaller and larger siblings, and with the same feature set as the 17-inch model (including the backlit keyboard).
Verne Troyer (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor and stunt man. Verne is notable by his dwarfism, as a result of which he stands 81 centimeters (2 feet, 8 inches) tall. Troyer appeared as himself in an Apple Computer commercial for its 12-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks, in which he used the larger computer and Chinese NBA star Yao Ming used the smaller one.
Yao Ming (Chinese: 姚明; pinyin: Yáo Míng) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the tallest player in the NBA, standing at 7’6″ (2.29 m). Yao Ming has several sponsorship deals, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Visa, Apple, Reebok,and Garmin.