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yinyang
3rd August 2004, 11:18 PM
just found an old newsletter from next byte (may 2002)...

specials on new 800mhz g4 powerbooks:

$7395
or $65* per week
AppleCare extended warranty $499
800MHz PowerPC G4 @ 133MHz
1MB L3 & 256K L2 cache
133MHz system bus
512MB SDRAM memory
40GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive (DVD/CDRW)
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
w/32 MB DDR video memory
Gigabit Ethernet
56K internal modem
1 FireWire and 2 USB ports
AirPort Card Included

Next Byte have a terrific Double iPod bargain for you.We have cut the price to $849, so you save $50 on what you would normally
pay. In addition to that, as a double bonus, when you purchase the 5gb iPod from any of our award winning stores, we will give you a $50 gift voucher! We have limited stock on this super deal and it will not last long, so be quick and get your order in.

2 only
Powerbook 667
512/30/DVD
$4150

you could buy a 12" and 15" powerbook for those prices LOL!!

and yes i should clean up my mailboxes more often :D

Ozi
3rd August 2004, 11:25 PM
:lol: thats technology. Always evolving, and making what you just bought outdated. :rolleyes:

But then, if you had waited till now to buy a pBook, you would have been without a computer for 2 and a half years. So you just have to buy when you need it, and accept that it will always be replaced by a bigger, better, cheaper model soon. :)

Febs
3rd August 2004, 11:54 PM
The machine I'm still using as my main machine (DP 500MHz G4) was about $7,500 when new. :o

I bought it new, but with a rebate and staff discount it was a bit under $5,000.

Still..... :o

The "top of the line" machines have certainly dropped significantly in price over the past few years.

Jimbo
4th August 2004, 11:50 AM
yeah i'm certainly glad i bought a g4 the DAY before the G5 went on sale!
Still i would have got it anyway as i didn't want to wait 3 months for a compy! :)

kim jong il
4th August 2004, 02:10 PM
I can do better: an ad from macworld australia 1995

External 2x cd burner for $2300 or the awesome speed of 4x burning for $4600 (SCSI of course)

A reality check every now and then is good for us when we whinge about the price of new hardware.

kim

zefi
4th August 2004, 03:16 PM
Couldn't agree more Kim Jong Il.

Febs
4th August 2004, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by kim jong il@Aug 4 2004, 02:10 PM
I can do better: an ad from macworld australia 1995

External 2x cd burner for $2300 or the awesome speed of 4x burning for $4600 (SCSI of course)

A reality check every now and then is good for us when we whinge about the price of new hardware.

kim
I bought a 2x SCSI burner in 96 or 97...I forget the exact price but it was over $500. The next burner I bought was a 24/10/40 Firewire LaCie drive. $700-odd. :o That was just over three years ago.

Pretty crazy considering you can get internal DVD±RW drives for $99 now.

Oh...and while we're reminiscing - there's an advertisement in dad's old MacWorld magazines for a 500mb HDD. Only $20,000.

Splintered_Mind
4th August 2004, 05:57 PM
I remember when I bought a DVD player (pioneer) for $500 and a external CD burner for $600 on the same day from Harvey Norman :D

Ozi
4th August 2004, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by Splintered_Mind@Aug 4 2004, 05:57 PM
I remember when I bought a DVD player (pioneer) for $500 and a external CD burner for $600 on the same day from Harvey Norman :D
Yeah, but imagine how much less personal enjoyment you would have had if you had waited till today to get those items. :mellow: All up, you have to balance need with price.

sfcoy
5th August 2004, 01:47 AM
Yeah, well I actually paid over $11,000 :blink: for a Lisa 2/10 in 1982, or thereabouts.

It paid for itself too.

Steve C.

Currawong
5th August 2004, 08:17 AM
I still have the 28.8k Banksia modem I paid $500 for back in the 90's. I was one of the first to own one among my friends.

pipsqeek
5th August 2004, 10:56 AM
I paid less for my ADSL modem then the 56K Netcomm Roadster two yers previous. $90 / $110 respectively.

More recently, I paid $2200 for an 12" iBook G3 900MHz 380MB RAM (now at 640MB), no airport (now with airport) and the latest one is around 800 cheaper. with almost same specs.

Shit, I could have got a 12" PB.

But thems the brakes!

Steve

Currawong
5th August 2004, 11:54 AM
I remember going to the uni with my dad, and while he was there, I'd go to the Apple reseller next door to his office and look at the brochures for Quadras. I think one day for fun we calculated what it would cost for a fully loaded Quadra 950 - it was something like $20,000 (and this in the early 90's remember)!

I wish I'd kept the brochures now.

sillydog701
5th August 2004, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by Currawong@Aug 5 2004, 08:17 AM
I still have the 28.8k Banksia modem I paid $500 for back in the 90's. I was one of the first to own one among my friends.
A very expensive toy I am sure.

Jimbo
5th August 2004, 01:12 PM
i still remember the day daddy brought home the 286, he lashed out and went for the awesome 12mhz model, and it had.... get this.... a twenty MEGABYTE hard disk and 2mb of ram, which we later upgraded to six witht the help of a massive full length isa card! we still have the case, i dunno what happened to the board though?

i saw the reciept when he wasn't there and it was like $2,500 later when i questioned him, he said yah don't tell your mother he he he. still in 10 or so years i'll be saying, i spent 2500 which is about 70,000 nowadays on a powermac g4 with 1.25 GIGAHERTZ processor! and my kid will say, probably not much coz i'm not planning on having kids anytime soon!

/rant

Jimbo
5th August 2004, 01:14 PM
and the CD-Rom drive, 2x and soundcard package. 699 duty free in US

Squozen
5th August 2004, 07:30 PM
I remember upgrading my first computer from 16Kb to 64Kb RAM... uber!

the_OM
6th August 2004, 09:48 PM
I think you need to remember that when the 800mhz pbook was released the aussie dollar wasn't fairing too well.
Nowadays its not too bad, but all apple seem to do is just set the price in $AU at whatever the US$-AU$ currency conversion is at the time of the release.
Imagine buying something apple when the aussie dollar was below US$0.50......