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.