What I needed was a machine that could handle word processing, Internet access, and play games on the go. Most of all, I wanted a machine that would compliment my desktop machine. The iBook fit the bill almost perfectly: its price was decent (if a bit high), it had solid construction, and the 300 MHz G3 processor was exactly what I needed for the tasks I had in mind. Its good looks were just icing on the cake!

David Spencer, atpm.com

Consumer vs. Pro: Pricing of iBook and PowerBook

Back in 1999 the prize for Apple notebook hardware was twice as high as nowadays. In Germany the Clamshell iBook was sold for 3699 Deutsche Mark which was about $ 2020 in these days. A good deal more than $ 1599 in the USA! The picture shows a printed advertising of the distributor GRAVIS in the german magazine MacUp 10/99.

The PowerBook G3 333Mhz (Bronze Keyboard) which was released in May 1999 was sold in Germany for 5700 Deutsche Mark which is a considerable amount even for a Pro Notebook with a wee bit more RAM, HD space, screen size and interfaces.

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