It Cost $59 In 1995 And Today Cost Only $3 - The Amazing Saga Of Apple's Professional PowerBooks
The Price/Performance equation of Apple's PowerBooks has been dropping like a rock since the introduction of the 5300ce/117 (aka the "barbecue") in August 1995. Today, for the same amount of money, you can get 21 times the processing power of the 5300ce/117 (you would have to buy several of today's top of the line PowerBooks to do this - but were talking about how much power you could buy for the same amount of money). Below we take a look at the history of Apple's top-of-the-line Professional PowerBooks from a price/performance perspective - we think you'll agree, there's never been a better time to become moble!
First a little history......
A Family Tree Of Top Of The Line Professional
**Comparative performance is based on processor capability
alone and does not take into account FPU, graphics or hard drive
performance improvements which have and will continue to improve
exponentially . Prices do not take inflation into account.
Conclusion: The processor performance that cost you $59.08 in
1995 costs only $2.83 today!