Kyle Conroy’s Personal Blog and Portfolio – Should I have bought that Apple Product?

What if I had bought Apple stock instead?

Currently, Apple’s stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today if you purchased stock instead of an Apple product? See for yourself in the table below. A huge thanks to everymac.com for the original prices and release dates. All values are calculated using Apple’s current stock price according to http://brivierestockquotes.appspot.com.

I have also released the data set behind the calculations, which include Apple’s stock price since 1997 as well as almost all Apple products released since 1997. Code at github.com/derferman/apple-stock

Big thanks to gojomo at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1291809 for the idea

UPDATE: It appears that my original numbers were correct, as the stock price used was the “adjusted close” price, which takes into account Apple’s stock splits over the years. Thanks to all the people who sent email concerning the error.

Should I have bought that Apple Product? No, you should have bought the stock!!!

What if I had bought Apple stock instead? Currently, Apple’s stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today if you purchased stock instead of an Apple product? See fo…

What if I had bought Apple stock instead?

Currently, Apple’s stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today if you purchased stock instead of an Apple product? See for yourself in the table below. A huge thanks to everymac.com for the original prices and release dates. All values are calculated using Apple’s current stock price according to http://brivierestockquotes.appspot.com.

I have also released the data set behind the calculations, which include Apple’s stock price since 1997 as well as almost all Apple products released since 1997. Code at github.com/derferman/apple-stock

Big thanks to gojomo at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1291809 for the idea

UPDATE: It appears that my original numbers were correct, as the stock price used was the “adjusted close” price, which takes into account Apple’s stock splits over the years. Thanks to all the people who sent email concerning the error.

Product Release Date Original Price Stock Value Today
Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Original/Kanga/3500) 1997-11-10 $5700 $330,563
Apple Mac Server G3 266 Minitower 1998-03-02 $4499 $214,141
Apple Mac Server G3 300 Minitower 1998-03-17 $4999 $205,444
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Minitower 1997-11-10 $3000 $173,981
Apple PowerBook G3 292 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $4599 $164,320
Apple Mac Server G3 233 Minitower 1998-03-02 $3349 $159,404
Apple PowerBook G3 300 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $4999 $158,720
Apple Mac Server G3 333 Minitower 1998-09-01 $4599 $146,020
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 DP (Slot Load) 2003-02-10 $3799 $143,298
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Desktop 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Minitower 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Desktop 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Mac Server G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 2002-08-27 $3499 $127,542
Apple Mac Server G4 533 DP (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $3999 $125,936
Apple Mac Server G3 400 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $4999 $125,012
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $3299 $122,393
Apple Mac Server G3 450 (Blue & White) 1999-06-01 $4999 $120,882
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17″ (Al) 2003-01-07 $3299 $120,251
Apple Mac Server G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 2001-09-08 $3799 $118,399
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Desktop 1998-03-17 $2750 $113,017
Apple PowerBook G3 266 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $3499 $111,094
Apple Power Macintosh G4 733 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $3499 $110,190
Apple PowerBook G4 500 (Original – Ti) 2001-01-09 $3499 $110,190
Apple Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 2002-08-27 $2999 $109,316
Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $2979 $106,438
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 (Slot Load) 2003-02-10 $2799 $105,578
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 DP Cluster Node 2003-03-01 $2799 $103,559
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.42 DP (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $2699 $100,270
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Minitower 1998-03-17 $2399 $98,592
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $3999 $98,013
Apple Mac Server G4 533 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2999 $94,444
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) 2002-11-06 $2999 $94,334
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $2499 $92,713
Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $3499 $91,119
Apple PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit – Ti) 2001-10-16 $2999 $90,146
Apple PowerBook G3 233 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $2799 $88,869
Apple Power Macintosh G4 667 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2799 $88,146
Apple Mac Server G4 733 (Quicksilver) 2001-09-08 $2799 $87,233
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2003-06-23 $2999 $85,228
Apple Xserve G4/1.0 DP 2002-05-14 $3999 $84,547
Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Bronze KB/Lombard) 1999-05-10 $3499 $83,787
Apple Mac Server G3 350 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $3299 $82,499
Apple PowerBook G3 233 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $2299 $82,142
Apple PowerBook G4 400 (Original – Ti) 2001-01-09 $2599 $81,847
Apple Power Macintosh G3 333 Minitower 1998-08-12 $2999 $81,060
Apple Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $3299 $76,758
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $1999 $74,265
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $2999 $73,504
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 DP Cluster Node (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $2999 $73,504
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 17″ (Al) 2003-09-16 $2999 $72,649
Apple Power Macintosh G3 450 (Blue & White) 1999-06-01 $2999 $72,520
Apple PowerBook G4 800 (DVI – Ti) 2002-04-29 $3199 $72,319
Apple PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) 2002-11-06 $2299 $72,316
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 All-in-One 1998-03-31 $1799 $70,817
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2999 $69,778
Apple Power Macintosh G4 533 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2199 $69,251
Apple iMac G4/800 17-Inch (Flat Panel) 2002-07-17 $1999 $69,231
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI-X) 2003-06-23 $2399 $68,176
Apple iMac G4/1.0 17-Inch (Flat Panel) 2003-02-04 $1799 $66,743
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI-X) 2003-11-18 $2499 $66,353
Apple PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit – Ti) 2001-10-16 $2199 $66,099
Apple PowerBook G4 867 12″ (Al) 2003-01-07 $1799 $65,575
Apple Mac Server G4 933 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2799 $65,125
Apple Power Macintosh G4 867 (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $2499 $65,077
Apple Xserve G4/1.0 2002-05-14 $2999 $63,405
Apple Power Macintosh G4 867 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $1699 $63,033
Apple PowerBook G4 1.25 15″ (FW800 – Al) 2003-09-16 $2599 $62,959
Apple iBook G3/900 14-Inch (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $1499 $60,055
Apple PowerBook G3 333 (Bronze KB/Lombard) 1999-05-10 $2499 $59,841
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 All-in-One 1998-03-31 $1499 $59,008
Apple iMac G4/1.25 20-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-11-18 $2199 $58,388
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 (AGP) 1999-08-31 $3499 $58,101
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.6 (PCI) 2003-06-23 $1999 $56,809
Apple PowerBook G4 667 (DVI – Ti) 2002-04-29 $2499 $56,495
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $1499 $55,689
Apple eMac G4/800 2002-08-13 $1499 $55,613
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.5 DP (PCI-X) 2004-06-09 $2999 $53,789
Apple Power Macintosh G4 466 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $1699 $53,505
Apple Power Macintosh G4 933 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2299 $53,491
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 17″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $2799 $53,459
Apple iBook G3/900 (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $1299 $52,043
Apple Mac Server G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $4999 $51,400
Apple iBook G3/800 14-Inch (32 VRAM – Tr) 2002-11-06 $1599 $50,297
Apple Power Macintosh G3 400 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1999 $49,990
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 15″ (FW800 – Al) 2003-09-16 $1999 $48,425
Apple iMac G4/800 – X Only (Flat Panel) 2003-02-04 $1299 $48,193
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $2499 $47,729
Apple iMac G3/233 Original – Bondi (Rev. A & B) 1998-05-06 $1299 $46,413
Apple iBook G3/600 (Late 2001 – Tr) 2001-10-16 $1499 $45,058
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X 2) 2004-06-09 $2499 $44,821
Apple Power Macintosh G4 733 (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $1699 $44,244
Apple Mac Server G4 500 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $4499 $44,227
Apple iMac G3/600 SE (Early 2001) 2001-02-22 $1499 $43,189
Apple iMac G4/1.25 17-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-09-08 $1799 $42,852
Apple iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel) 2002-01-07 $1799 $42,552
Apple iBook G3/600 14-Inch (Early 2002 – Tr) 2002-01-07 $1799 $42,552
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (AGP) 1999-10-13 $2499 $42,274
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 (AGP) 1999-08-31 $2499 $41,496
Apple Mac Server G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $3999 $41,118
Apple iBook G3/800 (32 VRAM – Tr) 2002-11-06 $1299 $40,860
Apple iBook G3/800 (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $999 $40,024
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1599 $39,987
Apple Power Macintosh G3 350 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1599 $39,987
Apple iBook G3/700 14-Inch (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1799 $39,387
Apple Mac Server G4 450 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $3999 $39,312
Apple iMac G3/700 SE (Summer 2001) 2001-07-18 $1499 $39,036
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 12″ (DVI – Al) 2003-09-16 $1599 $38,735
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 15″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $1999 $38,180
Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $1599 $37,204
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 (MDD 2003) 2003-06-23 $1299 $36,916
Apple iMac G3/333 (Fruit Colors) 1999-04-14 $1199 $36,568
Apple iBook G3/500 (Late 2001 – Tr) 2001-10-16 $1199 $36,041
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI) 2004-06-09 $1999 $35,854
Apple iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1499 $35,674
Apple iMac G3/500 (Early 2001 – Flower/Blue) 2001-02-22 $1199 $34,545
Apple Xserve G5/2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2005-01-04 $3999 $33,877
Apple PowerBook G3 500 (Firewire/Pismo) 2000-02-16 $3499 $33,215
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $3199 $32,892
Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1499 $32,819
Apple iBook G3/300 (Original/Clamshell) 1999-07-21 $1599 $32,031
Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM – Op) 2002-11-06 $999 $31,424
Apple iMac G4/1.0 15-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-09-08 $1299 $30,942
Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI) 2003-05-06 $999 $30,921
Apple iBook G4/933 14-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1299 $30,915
Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) 2002-01-07 $1299 $30,726
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 12″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $1599 $30,540
Apple iMac G3/266 (Fruit Colors) 1999-01-05 $1199 $29,984
Apple iMac G5/1.8 20-Inch 2004-08-31 $1899 $29,815
Apple Mac Server G4 350 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $2999 $29,482
Apple Mac Server G4 400 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $2999 $29,482
Apple iBook G4/1.2 14-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1499 $28,630
Apple iBook G3/500 (Dual USB – Tr) 2001-05-01 $1299 $27,125
Apple Power Macintosh G4 350 (PCI) 1999-10-13 $1599 $27,049
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (PCI) 1999-08-31 $1599 $26,552
Apple iBook G3/600 (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1199 $26,251
Apple iBook G4/800 12-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1099 $26,155
Apple iMac G3/600 (Summer 2001) 2001-07-18 $999 $26,015
Apple iMac G3/400 (Early 2001 – Indigo) 2001-02-22 $899 $25,902
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $2499 $25,695
Apple Xserve G5/2.3 DP Cluster Node (PCI-X) 2005-01-04 $2999 $25,406
Apple iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1299 $24,810
Apple eMac G4/800 (ATI) 2003-05-06 $799 $24,731
Apple iMac G3/400 DV SE (Slot Loading) 1999-10-05 $1499 $23,895
Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Firewire/Pismo) 2000-02-16 $2499 $23,723
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 Cube 2000-07-19 $2299 $23,639
Apple iMac G5/1.8 17-Inch 2004-08-31 $1499 $23,535
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X) 2005-04-27 $2999 $22,593
Apple eMac G4/700 2002-04-29 $999 $22,584
Apple iBook G4/1.0 12-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1099 $20,990
Apple iMac G3/500 (Summer 2001 – I/S) 2001-07-18 $799 $20,807
Apple iMac G3/400 DV (Slot Loading – Fruit) 1999-10-05 $1299 $20,707
Apple iMac G5/1.6 17-Inch 2004-08-31 $1299 $20,395
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 17″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $2699 $19,011
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2005-04-27 $2499 $18,826
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 Cube 2000-07-19 $1799 $18,497
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI) 2004-10-19 $1499 $17,122
Apple iBook G3/366 SE (Original/Clamshell) 2000-02-16 $1799 $17,078
Apple iBook G3/466 SE (Firewire/Clamshell) 2000-09-13 $1799 $16,801
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $1599 $16,441
Apple Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5) 2005-10-19 $3299 $16,263
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $2299 $16,193
Apple eMac G4/1.25 (USB 2.0) 2004-04-13 $799 $16,065
Apple iMac G3/350 (Slot Loading – Blueberry) 1999-10-05 $999 $15,925
Apple Power Macintosh G4 350 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $1599 $15,719
Apple iMac G3/500 DV SE (Summer 2000) 2000-07-19 $1499 $15,413
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI) 2005-04-27 $1999 $15,060
Apple iBook G4/1.33 14-Inch (Late 2004 – Op) 2004-10-19 $1299 $14,838
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (SMS/BT2 – Al) 2005-01-31 $1999 $14,080
Apple iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell) 2000-09-13 $1499 $13,999
Apple iMac G5/2.0 20-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1799 $13,455
Apple iMac G3/450 DV+ (Summer 2000) 2000-07-19 $1299 $13,356
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 17″ (DLSD/HR – Al) 2005-10-19 $2499 $12,319
Apple Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.3) 2005-10-19 $2499 $12,319
Apple Xserve Xeon 2.0 “Quad Core” 2006-08-07 $2999 $12,085
Apple iPod (Original/Scroll) 5 GB, 10 GB 2001-10-23 $399 $11,914
Apple iPod 3G (10/15/30) 10, 15, 30 GB 2003-04-28 $299 $11,685
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.16 17″ 2006-04-24 $2799 $11,529
Apple iBook G4/1.2 12-Inch (Late 2004 – Op) 2004-10-19 $999 $11,411
Apple iMac G5/2.0 17-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1499 $11,212
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.16 15″ 2006-02-14 $2799 $11,207
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 12″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $1499 $10,558
Apple iMac G3/400 DV (Summer 2000 – I/R) 2000-07-19 $999 $10,272
Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.26 (2009/Nehalem) 2009-03-03 $3299 $10,111
Apple Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.66 (Original) 2006-08-07 $2499 $10,070
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.0 15″ 2006-02-14 $2499 $10,006
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15″ (DLSD/HR – Al) 2005-10-19 $1999 $9,854
Apple Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.0) 2005-10-19 $1999 $9,854
Apple iMac G5/1.8 17-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1299 $9,716
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 17″ 2006-10-24 $2799 $9,353
Apple iMac G5/2.1 20-Inch (iSight) 2005-10-12 $1699 $9,343
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 1.83 15″ 2006-01-10 $2499 $8,370
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 15″ 2006-10-24 $2499 $8,350
Apple iMac G3/350 (Summer 2000 – Indigo) 2000-07-19 $799 $8,215
Apple iBook G4/1.42 14-Inch (Mid-2005 – Op) 2005-07-26 $1299 $8,063
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 24-Inch 2006-09-06 $1999 $7,731
Apple Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.66 (2009/Nehalem) 2009-03-03 $2499 $7,659
Apple iPod 3G (15/20/40) 15, 20, 40 GB 2004-01-06 $299 $7,328
Apple iMac G5/1.9 17-Inch (iSight) 2005-10-12 $1299 $7,143
Apple iPod 3G (10/20/40) 10, 20, 40 GB 2003-09-08 $299 $7,122
Apple Xserve Xeon Nehalem 2.26 “Quad Core” 2009-04-07 $2999 $7,063
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 3.06 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $2199 $6,739
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 1.67 15″ 2006-01-10 $1999 $6,695
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 15″ 2006-10-24 $1999 $6,680
Apple iPod 2G (Touch Wheel) 5, 10, 20 GB 2002-03-21 $299 $6,670
Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.86 13″ (NVIDIA) 2008-10-14 $2499 $6,503
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 17″ (08) 2008-02-26 $2799 $6,362
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) 2006-05-16 $1499 $6,248
Apple iBook G4/1.33 12-Inch (Mid-2005 – Op) 2005-07-26 $999 $6,201
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 17″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $2799 $6,180
Apple iPod mini 4 GB 2004-01-06 $249 $6,103
Apple eMac G4/1.42 (2005) 2005-05-03 $799 $5,976
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 20-Inch 2006-09-06 $1499 $5,797
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 2.0 20-Inch 2006-01-10 $1699 $5,691
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 15″ (08) 2008-02-26 $2499 $5,680
Apple iPod photo (40/60) 40 GB, 60 GB 2004-10-26 $499 $5,633
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 15″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $2499 $5,517
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.93 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $1799 $5,513
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (White) 2006-05-16 $1299 $5,414
Apple iPod 4G (ClickWheel) 20 GB, 40 GB 2004-07-19 $299 $5,067
Apple Mac mini G4/1.42 2005-01-11 $599 $5,026
Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) 2006-11-08 $1499 $4,924
Apple Xserve Xeon 2.8 “Quad Core” 2008-01-08 $2999 $4,743
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 17″ (Mid-2009) 2009-06-08 $2499 $4,705
Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.6 13″ (NVIDIA) 2008-10-14 $1799 $4,681
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 17-Inch 2006-09-06 $1199 $4,637
Apple iMac “Core 2 Extreme” 2.8 24-Inch (Al) 2007-08-07 $2299 $4,611
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.66 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $1499 $4,594
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 1.83 13″ 2006-05-16 $1099 $4,581
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 15″ (08) 2008-02-26 $1999 $4,544
Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.8 (2008) 2008-01-08 $2799 $4,427
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.2 15″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $1999 $4,413
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 1.83 17-Inch 2006-01-10 $1299 $4,351
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 15″ (SD) 2009-06-08 $2299 $4,328
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 1.83 17-Inch (IG) 2006-07-05 $899 $4,272
Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (White/06) 2006-11-08 $1299 $4,267
Apple Mac mini G4/1.25 2005-01-11 $499 $4,187

$25,406

Product Release Date Original Price Stock Value Today
Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Original/Kanga/3500) 1997-11-10 $5700 $330,563
Apple Mac Server G3 266 Minitower 1998-03-02 $4499 $214,141
Apple Mac Server G3 300 Minitower 1998-03-17 $4999 $205,444
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Minitower 1997-11-10 $3000 $173,981
Apple PowerBook G3 292 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $4599 $164,320
Apple Mac Server G3 233 Minitower 1998-03-02 $3349 $159,404
Apple PowerBook G3 300 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $4999 $158,720
Apple Mac Server G3 333 Minitower 1998-09-01 $4599 $146,020
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 DP (Slot Load) 2003-02-10 $3799 $143,298
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Desktop 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Minitower 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Desktop 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Mac Server G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 2002-08-27 $3499 $127,542
Apple Mac Server G4 533 DP (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $3999 $125,936
Apple Mac Server G3 400 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $4999 $125,012
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $3299 $122,393
Apple Mac Server G3 450 (Blue & White) 1999-06-01 $4999 $120,882
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17″ (Al) 2003-01-07 $3299 $120,251
Apple Mac Server G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 2001-09-08 $3799 $118,399
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Desktop 1998-03-17 $2750 $113,017
Apple PowerBook G3 266 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $3499 $111,094
Apple Power Macintosh G4 733 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $3499 $110,190
Apple PowerBook G4 500 (Original – Ti) 2001-01-09 $3499 $110,190
Apple Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 2002-08-27 $2999 $109,316
Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $2979 $106,438
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 (Slot Load) 2003-02-10 $2799 $105,578
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 DP Cluster Node 2003-03-01 $2799 $103,559
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.42 DP (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $2699 $100,270
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Minitower 1998-03-17 $2399 $98,592
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $3999 $98,013
Apple Mac Server G4 533 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2999 $94,444
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) 2002-11-06 $2999 $94,334
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $2499 $92,713
Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $3499 $91,119
Apple PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit – Ti) 2001-10-16 $2999 $90,146
Apple PowerBook G3 233 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $2799 $88,869
Apple Power Macintosh G4 667 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2799 $88,146
Apple Mac Server G4 733 (Quicksilver) 2001-09-08 $2799 $87,233
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2003-06-23 $2999 $85,228
Apple Xserve G4/1.0 DP 2002-05-14 $3999 $84,547
Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Bronze KB/Lombard) 1999-05-10 $3499 $83,787
Apple Mac Server G3 350 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $3299 $82,499
Apple PowerBook G3 233 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $2299 $82,142
Apple PowerBook G4 400 (Original – Ti) 2001-01-09 $2599 $81,847
Apple Power Macintosh G3 333 Minitower 1998-08-12 $2999 $81,060
Apple Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $3299 $76,758
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $1999 $74,265
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $2999 $73,504
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 DP Cluster Node (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $2999 $73,504
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 17″ (Al) 2003-09-16 $2999 $72,649
Apple Power Macintosh G3 450 (Blue & White) 1999-06-01 $2999 $72,520
Apple PowerBook G4 800 (DVI – Ti) 2002-04-29 $3199 $72,319
Apple PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) 2002-11-06 $2299 $72,316
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 All-in-One 1998-03-31 $1799 $70,817
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2999 $69,778
Apple Power Macintosh G4 533 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2199 $69,251
Apple iMac G4/800 17-Inch (Flat Panel) 2002-07-17 $1999 $69,231
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI-X) 2003-06-23 $2399 $68,176
Apple iMac G4/1.0 17-Inch (Flat Panel) 2003-02-04 $1799 $66,743
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI-X) 2003-11-18 $2499 $66,353
Apple PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit – Ti) 2001-10-16 $2199 $66,099
Apple PowerBook G4 867 12″ (Al) 2003-01-07 $1799 $65,575
Apple Mac Server G4 933 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2799 $65,125
Apple Power Macintosh G4 867 (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $2499 $65,077
Apple Xserve G4/1.0 2002-05-14 $2999 $63,405
Apple Power Macintosh G4 867 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $1699 $63,033
Apple PowerBook G4 1.25 15″ (FW800 – Al) 2003-09-16 $2599 $62,959
Apple iBook G3/900 14-Inch (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $1499 $60,055
Apple PowerBook G3 333 (Bronze KB/Lombard) 1999-05-10 $2499 $59,841
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 All-in-One 1998-03-31 $1499 $59,008
Apple iMac G4/1.25 20-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-11-18 $2199 $58,388
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 (AGP) 1999-08-31 $3499 $58,101
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.6 (PCI) 2003-06-23 $1999 $56,809
Apple PowerBook G4 667 (DVI – Ti) 2002-04-29 $2499 $56,495
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $1499 $55,689
Apple eMac G4/800 2002-08-13 $1499 $55,613
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.5 DP (PCI-X) 2004-06-09 $2999 $53,789
Apple Power Macintosh G4 466 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $1699 $53,505
Apple Power Macintosh G4 933 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2299 $53,491
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 17″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $2799 $53,459
Apple iBook G3/900 (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $1299 $52,043
Apple Mac Server G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $4999 $51,400
Apple iBook G3/800 14-Inch (32 VRAM – Tr) 2002-11-06 $1599 $50,297
Apple Power Macintosh G3 400 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1999 $49,990
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 15″ (FW800 – Al) 2003-09-16 $1999 $48,425
Apple iMac G4/800 – X Only (Flat Panel) 2003-02-04 $1299 $48,193
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $2499 $47,729
Apple iMac G3/233 Original – Bondi (Rev. A & B) 1998-05-06 $1299 $46,413
Apple iBook G3/600 (Late 2001 – Tr) 2001-10-16 $1499 $45,058
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X 2) 2004-06-09 $2499 $44,821
Apple Power Macintosh G4 733 (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $1699 $44,244
Apple Mac Server G4 500 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $4499 $44,227
Apple iMac G3/600 SE (Early 2001) 2001-02-22 $1499 $43,189
Apple iMac G4/1.25 17-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-09-08 $1799 $42,852
Apple iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel) 2002-01-07 $1799 $42,552
Apple iBook G3/600 14-Inch (Early 2002 – Tr) 2002-01-07 $1799 $42,552
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (AGP) 1999-10-13 $2499 $42,274
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 (AGP) 1999-08-31 $2499 $41,496
Apple Mac Server G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $3999 $41,118
Apple iBook G3/800 (32 VRAM – Tr) 2002-11-06 $1299 $40,860
Apple iBook G3/800 (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $999 $40,024
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 (Blue &
White)
1999-01-05 $1599 $39,987
Apple Power Macintosh G3 350 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1599 $39,987
Apple iBook G3/700 14-Inch (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1799 $39,387
Apple Mac Server G4 450 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $3999 $39,312
Apple iMac G3/700 SE (Summer 2001) 2001-07-18 $1499 $39,036
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 12″ (DVI – Al) 2003-09-16 $1599 $38,735
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 15″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $1999 $38,180
Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $1599 $37,204
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 (MDD 2003) 2003-06-23 $1299 $36,916
Apple iMac G3/333 (Fruit Colors) 1999-04-14 $1199 $36,568
Apple iBook G3/500 (Late 2001 – Tr) 2001-10-16 $1199 $36,041
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI) 2004-06-09 $1999 $35,854
Apple iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1499 $35,674
Apple iMac G3/500 (Early 2001 – Flower/Blue) 2001-02-22 $1199 $34,545
Apple Xserve G5/2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2005-01-04 $3999 $33,877
Apple PowerBook G3 500 (Firewire/Pismo) 2000-02-16 $3499 $33,215
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $3199 $32,892
Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1499 $32,819
Apple iBook G3/300 (Original/Clamshell) 1999-07-21 $1599 $32,031
Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM – Op) 2002-11-06 $999 $31,424
Apple iMac G4/1.0 15-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-09-08 $1299 $30,942
Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI) 2003-05-06 $999 $30,921
Apple iBook G4/933 14-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1299 $30,915
Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) 2002-01-07 $1299 $30,726
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 12″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $1599 $30,540
Apple iMac G3/266 (Fruit Colors) 1999-01-05 $1199 $29,984
Apple iMac G5/1.8 20-Inch 2004-08-31 $1899 $29,815
Apple Mac Server G4 350 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $2999 $29,482
Apple Mac Server G4 400 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $2999 $29,482
Apple iBook G4/1.2 14-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1499 $28,630
Apple iBook G3/500 (Dual USB – Tr) 2001-05-01 $1299 $27,125
Apple Power Macintosh G4 350 (PCI) 1999-10-13 $1599 $27,049
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (PCI) 1999-08-31 $1599 $26,552
Apple iBook G3/600 (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1199 $26,251
Apple iBook G4/800 12-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1099 $26,155
Apple iMac G3/600 (Summer 2001) 2001-07-18 $999 $26,015
Apple iMac G3/400 (Early 2001 – Indigo) 2001-02-22 $899 $25,902
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $2499 $25,695
Apple Xserve G5/2.3 DP Cluster Node (PCI-X) 2005-01-04 $2999
Apple iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1299 $24,810
Apple eMac G4/800 (ATI) 2003-05-06 $799 $24,731
Apple iMac G3/400 DV SE (Slot Loading) 1999-10-05 $1499 $23,895
Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Firewire/Pismo) 2000-02-16 $2499 $23,723
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 Cube 2000-07-19 $2299 $23,639
Apple iMac G5/1.8 17-Inch 2004-08-31 $1499 $23,535
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X) 2005-04-27 $2999 $22,593
Apple eMac G4/700 2002-04-29 $999 $22,584
Apple iBook G4/1.0 12-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1099 $20,990
Apple iMac G3/500 (Summer 2001 – I/S) 2001-07-18 $799 $20,807
Apple iMac G3/400 DV (Slot Loading – Fruit) 1999-10-05 $1299 $20,707
Apple iMac G5/1.6 17-Inch 2004-08-31 $1299 $20,395
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 17″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $2699 $19,011
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2005-04-27 $2499 $18,826
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 Cube 2000-07-19 $1799 $18,497
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI) 2004-10-19 $1499 $17,122
Apple iBook G3/366 SE (Original/Clamshell) 2000-02-16 $1799 $17,078
Apple iBook G3/466 SE (Firewire/Clamshell) 2000-09-13 $1799 $16,801
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $1599 $16,441
Apple Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5) 2005-10-19 $3299 $16,263
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $2299 $16,193
Apple eMac G4/1.25 (USB 2.0) 2004-04-13 $799 $16,065
Apple iMac G3/350 (Slot Loading – Blueberry) 1999-10-05 $999 $15,925
Apple Power Macintosh G4 350 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $1599 $15,719
Apple iMac G3/500 DV SE (Summer 2000) 2000-07-19 $1499 $15,413
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI) 2005-04-27 $1999 $15,060
Apple iBook G4/1.33 14-Inch (Late 2004 – Op) 2004-10-19 $1299 $14,838
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (SMS/BT2 – Al) 2005-01-31 $1999 $14,080
Apple iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell) 2000-09-13 $1499 $13,999
Apple iMac G5/2.0 20-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1799 $13,455
Apple iMac G3/450 DV+ (Summer 2000) 2000-07-19 $1299 $13,356
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 17″ (DLSD/HR – Al) 2005-10-19 $2499 $12,319
Apple Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.3) 2005-10-19 $2499 $12,319
Apple Xserve Xeon 2.0 “Quad Core” 2006-08-07 $2999 $12,085
Apple iPod (Original/Scroll) 5 GB, 10 GB 2001-10-23 $399 $11,914
Apple iPod 3G (10/15/30) 10, 15, 30 GB 2003-04-28 $299 $11,685
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.16 17″ 2006-04-24 $2799 $11,529
Apple iBook G4/1.2 12-Inch (Late 2004 – Op) 2004-10-19 $999 $11,411
Apple iMac G5/
2.0 17-Inch (ALS)
2005-05-03 $1499 $11,212
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.16 15″ 2006-02-14 $2799 $11,207
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 12″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $1499 $10,558
Apple iMac G3/400 DV (Summer 2000 – I/R) 2000-07-19 $999 $10,272
Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.26 (2009/Nehalem) 2009-03-03 $3299 $10,111
Apple Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.66 (Original) 2006-08-07 $2499 $10,070
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.0 15″ 2006-02-14 $2499 $10,006
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15″ (DLSD/HR – Al) 2005-10-19 $1999 $9,854
Apple Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.0) 2005-10-19 $1999 $9,854
Apple iMac G5/1.8 17-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1299 $9,716
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 17″ 2006-10-24 $2799 $9,353
Apple iMac G5/2.1 20-Inch (iSight) 2005-10-12 $1699 $9,343
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 1.83 15″ 2006-01-10 $2499 $8,370
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 15″ 2006-10-24 $2499 $8,350
Apple iMac G3/350 (Summer 2000 – Indigo) 2000-07-19 $799 $8,215
Apple iBook G4/1.42 14-Inch (Mid-2005 – Op) 2005-07-26 $1299 $8,063
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 24-Inch 2006-09-06 $1999 $7,731
Apple Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.66 (2009/Nehalem) 2009-03-03 $2499 $7,659
Apple iPod 3G (15/20/40) 15, 20, 40 GB 2004-01-06 $299 $7,328
Apple iMac G5/1.9 17-Inch (iSight) 2005-10-12 $1299 $7,143
Apple iPod 3G (10/20/40) 10, 20, 40 GB 2003-09-08 $299 $7,122
Apple Xserve Xeon Nehalem 2.26 “Quad Core” 2009-04-07 $2999 $7,063
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 3.06 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $2199 $6,739
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 1.67 15″ 2006-01-10 $1999 $6,695
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 15″ 2006-10-24 $1999 $6,680
Apple iPod 2G (Touch Wheel) 5, 10, 20 GB 2002-03-21 $299 $6,670
Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.86 13″ (NVIDIA) 2008-10-14 $2499 $6,503
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 17″ (08) 2008-02-26 $2799 $6,362
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) 2006-05-16 $1499 $6,248
Apple iBook G4/1.33 12-Inch (Mid-2005 – Op) 2005-07-26 $999 $6,201
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 17″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $2799 $6,180
Apple iPod mini 4 GB 2004-01-06 $249 $6,103
Apple eMac G4/1.42 (2005) 2005-05-03 $799 $5,976
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 20-Inch 2006-09-06 $1499 $5,797
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 2.0 20-Inch 2006-01-10 $1699 $5,691
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 15″ (08) 2008-02-26 $2499 $5,680
Apple iPod photo (40/60) 40 GB, 60 GB 2004-10-26 $499 $5,633
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 15″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $2499 $5,517
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.93 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $1799 $5,513
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (White) 2006-05-16 $1299 $5,414
Apple iPod 4G (ClickWheel) 20 GB, 40 GB 2004-07-19 $299 $5,067
Apple Mac mini G4/1.42 2005-01-11 $599 $5,026
Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) 2006-11-08 $1499 $4,924
Apple Xserve Xeon 2.8 “Quad Core” 2008-01-08 $2999 $4,743
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 17″ (Mid-2009) 2009-06-08 $2499 $4,705
Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.6 13″ (NVIDIA) 2008-10-14 $1799 $4,681
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 17-Inch 2006-09-06 $1199 $4,637
Apple iMac “Core 2 Extreme” 2.8 24-Inch (Al) 2007-08-07 $2299 $4,611
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.66 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $1499 $4,594
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 1.83 13″ 2006-05-16 $1099 $4,581
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 15″ (08) 2008-02-26 $1999 $4,544
Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.8 (2008) 2008-01-08 $2799 $4,427
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.2 15″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $1999 $4,413
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 1.83 17-Inch 2006-01-10 $1299 $4,351
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 15″ (SD) 2009-06-08 $2299 $4,328
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 1.83 17-Inch (IG) 2006-07-05 $899 $4,272
Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (White/06) 2006-11-08 $1299 $4,267
Apple Mac mini G4/1.25 2005-01-11

Kyle Conroy’s Personal Blog and Portfolio – Should I have bought that Apple Product?

What if I had bought Apple stock instead? Currently, Apple’s stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today if you purchased stock instead of an Apple product? See fo…

What if I had bought Apple stock instead?

Currently, Apple’s stock is at an all time high. A share today is worth over 40 times its value seven years ago. So, how much would you have today if you purchased stock instead of an Apple product? See for yourself in the table below. A huge thanks to everymac.com for the original prices and release dates. All values are calculated using Apple’s current stock price according to http://brivierestockquotes.appspot.com.

I have also released the data set behind the calculations, which include Apple’s stock price since 1997 as well as almost all Apple products released since 1997. Code at github.com/derferman/apple-stock

Big thanks to gojomo at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1291809 for the idea

UPDATE: It appears that my original numbers were correct, as the stock price used was the “adjusted close” price, which takes into account Apple’s stock splits over the years. Thanks to all the people who sent email concerning the error.

$25,406

Product Release Date Original Price Stock Value Today
Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Original/Kanga/3500) 1997-11-10 $5700 $330,563
Apple Mac Server G3 266 Minitower 1998-03-02 $4499 $214,141
Apple Mac Server G3 300 Minitower 1998-03-17 $4999 $205,444
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Minitower 1997-11-10 $3000 $173,981
Apple PowerBook G3 292 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $4599 $164,320
Apple Mac Server G3 233 Minitower 1998-03-02 $3349 $159,404
Apple PowerBook G3 300 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $4999 $158,720
Apple Mac Server G3 333 Minitower 1998-09-01 $4599 $146,020
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 DP (Slot Load) 2003-02-10 $3799 $143,298
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Desktop 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Minitower 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Desktop 1997-11-10 $2400 $139,185
Apple Mac Server G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 2002-08-27 $3499 $127,542
Apple Mac Server G4 533 DP (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $3999 $125,936
Apple Mac Server G3 400 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $4999 $125,012
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $3299 $122,393
Apple Mac Server G3 450 (Blue & White) 1999-06-01 $4999 $120,882
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17″ (Al) 2003-01-07 $3299 $120,251
Apple Mac Server G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 2001-09-08 $3799 $118,399
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Desktop 1998-03-17 $2750 $113,017
Apple PowerBook G3 266 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $3499 $111,094
Apple Power Macintosh G4 733 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $3499 $110,190
Apple PowerBook G4 500 (Original – Ti) 2001-01-09 $3499 $110,190
Apple Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 2002-08-27 $2999 $109,316
Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $2979 $106,438
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 (Slot Load) 2003-02-10 $2799 $105,578
Apple Xserve G4/1.33 DP Cluster Node 2003-03-01 $2799 $103,559
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.42 DP (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $2699 $100,270
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Minitower 1998-03-17 $2399 $98,592
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $3999 $98,013
Apple Mac Server G4 533 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2999 $94,444
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 (Ti) 2002-11-06 $2999 $94,334
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $2499 $92,713
Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $3499 $91,119
Apple PowerBook G4 667 (Gigabit – Ti) 2001-10-16 $2999 $90,146
Apple PowerBook G3 233 (PDQ – Late 1998) 1998-09-01 $2799 $88,869
Apple Power Macintosh G4 667 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2799 $88,146
Apple Mac Server G4 733 (Quicksilver) 2001-09-08 $2799 $87,233
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2003-06-23 $2999 $85,228
Apple Xserve G4/1.0 DP 2002-05-14 $3999 $84,547
Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Bronze KB/Lombard) 1999-05-10 $3499 $83,787
Apple Mac Server G3 350 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $3299 $82,499
Apple PowerBook G3 233 (Wallstreet) 1998-05-06 $2299 $82,142
Apple PowerBook G4 400 (Original – Ti) 2001-01-09 $2599 $81,847
Apple Power Macintosh G3 333 Minitower 1998-08-12 $2999 $81,060
Apple Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $3299 $76,758
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $1999 $74,265
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $2999 $73,504
Apple Xserve G5/2.0 DP Cluster Node (PCI-X) 2004-01-06 $2999 $73,504
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 17″ (Al) 2003-09-16 $2999 $72,649
Apple Power Macintosh G3 450 (Blue & White) 1999-06-01 $2999 $72,520
Apple PowerBook G4 800 (DVI – Ti) 2002-04-29 $3199 $72,319
Apple PowerBook G4 867 (Ti) 2002-11-06 $2299 $72,316
Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 All-in-One 1998-03-31 $1799 $70,817
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2999 $69,778
Apple Power Macintosh G4 533 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $2199 $69,251
Apple iMac G4/800 17-Inch (Flat Panel) 2002-07-17 $1999 $69,231
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI-X) 2003-06-23 $2399 $68,176
Apple iMac G4/1.0 17-Inch (Flat Panel) 2003-02-04 $1799 $66,743
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI-X) 2003-11-18 $2499 $66,353
Apple PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit – Ti) 2001-10-16 $2199 $66,099
Apple PowerBook G4 867 12″ (Al) 2003-01-07 $1799 $65,575
Apple Mac Server G4 933 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2799 $65,125
Apple Power Macintosh G4 867 (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $2499 $65,077
Apple Xserve G4/1.0 2002-05-14 $2999 $63,405
Apple Power Macintosh G4 867 DP (MDD) 2002-08-13 $1699 $63,033
Apple PowerBook G4 1.25 15″ (FW800 – Al) 2003-09-16 $2599 $62,959
Apple iBook G3/900 14-Inch (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $1499 $60,055
Apple PowerBook G3 333 (Bronze KB/Lombard) 1999-05-10 $2499 $59,841
Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 All-in-One 1998-03-31 $1499 $59,008
Apple iMac G4/1.25 20-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-11-18 $2199 $58,388
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 (AGP) 1999-08-31 $3499 $58,101
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.6 (PCI) 2003-06-23 $1999 $56,809
Apple PowerBook G4 667 (DVI – Ti) 2002-04-29 $2499 $56,495
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.0 (FW 800) 2003-01-28 $1499 $55,689
Apple eMac G4/800 2002-08-13 $1499 $55,613
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.5 DP (PCI-X) 2004-06-09 $2999 $53,789
Apple Power Macintosh G4 466 (Digital Audio) 2001-01-09 $1699 $53,505
Apple Power Macintosh G4 933 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $2299 $53,491
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 17″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $2799 $53,459
Apple iBook G3/900 (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $1299 $52,043
Apple Mac Server G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $4999 $51,400
Apple iBook G3/800 14-Inch (32 VRAM – Tr) 2002-11-06 $1599 $50,297
Apple Power Macintosh G3 400 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1999 $49,990
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 15″ (FW800 – Al) 2003-09-16 $1999 $48,425
Apple iMac G4/800 – X Only (Flat Panel) 2003-02-04 $1299 $48,193
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $2499 $47,729
Apple iMac G3/233 Original – Bondi (Rev. A & B) 1998-05-06 $1299 $46,413
Apple iBook G3/600 (Late 2001 – Tr) 2001-10-16 $1499 $45,058
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X 2) 2004-06-09 $2499 $44,821
Apple Power Macintosh G4 733 (Quicksilver) 2001-07-18 $1699 $44,244
Apple Mac Server G4 500 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $4499 $44,227
Apple iMac G3/600 SE (Early 2001) 2001-02-22 $1499 $43,189
Apple iMac G4/1.25 17-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-09-08 $1799 $42,852
Apple iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel) 2002-01-07 $1799 $42,552
Apple iBook G3/600 14-Inch (Early 2002 – Tr) 2002-01-07 $1799 $42,552
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (AGP) 1999-10-13 $2499 $42,274
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 (AGP) 1999-08-31 $2499 $41,496
Apple Mac Server G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $3999 $41,118
Apple iBook G3/800 (32 VRAM – Tr) 2002-11-06 $1299 $40,860
Apple iBook G3/800 (Early 2003 – Op) 2003-04-22 $999 $40,024
Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 (Blue &
White)
1999-01-05 $1599 $39,987
Apple Power Macintosh G3 350 (Blue & White) 1999-01-05 $1599 $39,987
Apple iBook G3/700 14-Inch (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1799 $39,387
Apple Mac Server G4 450 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $3999 $39,312
Apple iMac G3/700 SE (Summer 2001) 2001-07-18 $1499 $39,036
Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 12″ (DVI – Al) 2003-09-16 $1599 $38,735
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 15″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $1999 $38,180
Apple Power Macintosh G4 800 (QS 2002) 2002-01-28 $1599 $37,204
Apple Power Macintosh G4 1.25 (MDD 2003) 2003-06-23 $1299 $36,916
Apple iMac G3/333 (Fruit Colors) 1999-04-14 $1199 $36,568
Apple iBook G3/500 (Late 2001 – Tr) 2001-10-16 $1199 $36,041
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI) 2004-06-09 $1999 $35,854
Apple iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1499 $35,674
Apple iMac G3/500 (Early 2001 – Flower/Blue) 2001-02-22 $1199 $34,545
Apple Xserve G5/2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2005-01-04 $3999 $33,877
Apple PowerBook G3 500 (Firewire/Pismo) 2000-02-16 $3499 $33,215
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $3199 $32,892
Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1499 $32,819
Apple iBook G3/300 (Original/Clamshell) 1999-07-21 $1599 $32,031
Apple iBook G3/700 (16 VRAM – Op) 2002-11-06 $999 $31,424
Apple iMac G4/1.0 15-Inch “FP” (USB 2.0) 2003-09-08 $1299 $30,942
Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI) 2003-05-06 $999 $30,921
Apple iBook G4/933 14-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1299 $30,915
Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) 2002-01-07 $1299 $30,726
Apple PowerBook G4 1.33 12″ (Al) 2004-04-19 $1599 $30,540
Apple iMac G3/266 (Fruit Colors) 1999-01-05 $1199 $29,984
Apple iMac G5/1.8 20-Inch 2004-08-31 $1899 $29,815
Apple Mac Server G4 350 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $2999 $29,482
Apple Mac Server G4 400 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $2999 $29,482
Apple iBook G4/1.2 14-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1499 $28,630
Apple iBook G3/500 (Dual USB – Tr) 2001-05-01 $1299 $27,125
Apple Power Macintosh G4 350 (PCI) 1999-10-13 $1599 $27,049
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (PCI) 1999-08-31 $1599 $26,552
Apple iBook G3/600 (16 VRAM – Tr) 2002-05-20 $1199 $26,251
Apple iBook G4/800 12-Inch (Original – Op) 2003-10-22 $1099 $26,155
Apple iMac G3/600 (Summer 2001) 2001-07-18 $999 $26,015
Apple iMac G3/400 (Early 2001 – Indigo) 2001-02-22 $899 $25,902
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 DP (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $2499 $25,695
Apple Xserve G5/2.3 DP Cluster Node (PCI-X) 2005-01-04 $2999
Apple iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1299 $24,810
Apple eMac G4/800 (ATI) 2003-05-06 $799 $24,731
Apple iMac G3/400 DV SE (Slot Loading) 1999-10-05 $1499 $23,895
Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Firewire/Pismo) 2000-02-16 $2499 $23,723
Apple Power Macintosh G4 500 Cube 2000-07-19 $2299 $23,639
Apple iMac G5/1.8 17-Inch 2004-08-31 $1499 $23,535
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X) 2005-04-27 $2999 $22,593
Apple eMac G4/700 2002-04-29 $999 $22,584
Apple iBook G4/1.0 12-Inch (Early 2004 – Op) 2004-04-19 $1099 $20,990
Apple iMac G3/500 (Summer 2001 – I/S) 2001-07-18 $799 $20,807
Apple iMac G3/400 DV (Slot Loading – Fruit) 1999-10-05 $1299 $20,707
Apple iMac G5/1.6 17-Inch 2004-08-31 $1299 $20,395
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 17″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $2699 $19,011
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2005-04-27 $2499 $18,826
Apple Power Macintosh G4 450 Cube 2000-07-19 $1799 $18,497
Apple Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI) 2004-10-19 $1499 $17,122
Apple iBook G3/366 SE (Original/Clamshell) 2000-02-16 $1799 $17,078
Apple iBook G3/466 SE (Firewire/Clamshell) 2000-09-13 $1799 $16,801
Apple Power Macintosh G4 400 (Gigabit) 2000-07-19 $1599 $16,441
Apple Power Macintosh G5 “Quad Core” (2.5) 2005-10-19 $3299 $16,263
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $2299 $16,193
Apple eMac G4/1.25 (USB 2.0) 2004-04-13 $799 $16,065
Apple iMac G3/350 (Slot Loading – Blueberry) 1999-10-05 $999 $15,925
Apple Power Macintosh G4 350 (AGP) 1999-12-02 $1599 $15,719
Apple iMac G3/500 DV SE (Summer 2000) 2000-07-19 $1499 $15,413
Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI) 2005-04-27 $1999 $15,060
Apple iBook G4/1.33 14-Inch (Late 2004 – Op) 2004-10-19 $1299 $14,838
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (SMS/BT2 – Al) 2005-01-31 $1999 $14,080
Apple iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell) 2000-09-13 $1499 $13,999
Apple iMac G5/2.0 20-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1799 $13,455
Apple iMac G3/450 DV+ (Summer 2000) 2000-07-19 $1299 $13,356
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 17″ (DLSD/HR – Al) 2005-10-19 $2499 $12,319
Apple Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.3) 2005-10-19 $2499 $12,319
Apple Xserve Xeon 2.0 “Quad Core” 2006-08-07 $2999 $12,085
Apple iPod (Original/Scroll) 5 GB, 10 GB 2001-10-23 $399 $11,914
Apple iPod 3G (10/15/30) 10, 15, 30 GB 2003-04-28 $299 $11,685
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.16 17″ 2006-04-24 $2799 $11,529
Apple iBook G4/1.2 12-Inch (Late 2004 – Op) 2004-10-19 $999 $11,411
Apple iMac G5/
2.0 17-Inch (ALS)
2005-05-03 $1499 $11,212
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.16 15″ 2006-02-14 $2799 $11,207
Apple PowerBook G4 1.5 12″ (Al) 2005-01-31 $1499 $10,558
Apple iMac G3/400 DV (Summer 2000 – I/R) 2000-07-19 $999 $10,272
Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.26 (2009/Nehalem) 2009-03-03 $3299 $10,111
Apple Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.66 (Original) 2006-08-07 $2499 $10,070
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 2.0 15″ 2006-02-14 $2499 $10,006
Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15″ (DLSD/HR – Al) 2005-10-19 $1999 $9,854
Apple Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.0) 2005-10-19 $1999 $9,854
Apple iMac G5/1.8 17-Inch (ALS) 2005-05-03 $1299 $9,716
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 17″ 2006-10-24 $2799 $9,353
Apple iMac G5/2.1 20-Inch (iSight) 2005-10-12 $1699 $9,343
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 1.83 15″ 2006-01-10 $2499 $8,370
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.33 15″ 2006-10-24 $2499 $8,350
Apple iMac G3/350 (Summer 2000 – Indigo) 2000-07-19 $799 $8,215
Apple iBook G4/1.42 14-Inch (Mid-2005 – Op) 2005-07-26 $1299 $8,063
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 24-Inch 2006-09-06 $1999 $7,731
Apple Mac Pro “Quad Core” 2.66 (2009/Nehalem) 2009-03-03 $2499 $7,659
Apple iPod 3G (15/20/40) 15, 20, 40 GB 2004-01-06 $299 $7,328
Apple iMac G5/1.9 17-Inch (iSight) 2005-10-12 $1299 $7,143
Apple iPod 3G (10/20/40) 10, 20, 40 GB 2003-09-08 $299 $7,122
Apple Xserve Xeon Nehalem 2.26 “Quad Core” 2009-04-07 $2999 $7,063
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 3.06 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $2199 $6,739
Apple MacBook Pro “Core Duo” 1.67 15″ 2006-01-10 $1999 $6,695
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 15″ 2006-10-24 $1999 $6,680
Apple iPod 2G (Touch Wheel) 5, 10, 20 GB 2002-03-21 $299 $6,670
Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.86 13″ (NVIDIA) 2008-10-14 $2499 $6,503
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 17″ (08) 2008-02-26 $2799 $6,362
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) 2006-05-16 $1499 $6,248
Apple iBook G4/1.33 12-Inch (Mid-2005 – Op) 2005-07-26 $999 $6,201
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 17″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $2799 $6,180
Apple iPod mini 4 GB 2004-01-06 $249 $6,103
Apple eMac G4/1.42 (2005) 2005-05-03 $799 $5,976
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 20-Inch 2006-09-06 $1499 $5,797
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 2.0 20-Inch 2006-01-10 $1699 $5,691
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 15″ (08) 2008-02-26 $2499 $5,680
Apple iPod photo (40/60) 40 GB, 60 GB 2004-10-26 $499 $5,633
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 15″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $2499 $5,517
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.93 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $1799 $5,513
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 2.0 13″ (White) 2006-05-16 $1299 $5,414
Apple iPod 4G (ClickWheel) 20 GB, 40 GB 2004-07-19 $299 $5,067
Apple Mac mini G4/1.42 2005-01-11 $599 $5,026
Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (Black) 2006-11-08 $1499 $4,924
Apple Xserve Xeon 2.8 “Quad Core” 2008-01-08 $2999 $4,743
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 17″ (Mid-2009) 2009-06-08 $2499 $4,705
Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.6 13″ (NVIDIA) 2008-10-14 $1799 $4,681
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 17-Inch 2006-09-06 $1199 $4,637
Apple iMac “Core 2 Extreme” 2.8 24-Inch (Al) 2007-08-07 $2299 $4,611
Apple iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.66 24-Inch (Early 2009) 2009-03-03 $1499 $4,594
Apple MacBook “Core Duo” 1.83 13″ 2006-05-16 $1099 $4,581
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 15″ (08) 2008-02-26 $1999 $4,544
Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.8 (2008) 2008-01-08 $2799 $4,427
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.2 15″ (SR) 2007-06-05 $1999 $4,413
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 1.83 17-Inch 2006-01-10 $1299 $4,351
Apple MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 15″ (SD) 2009-06-08 $2299 $4,328
Apple iMac “Core Duo” 1.83 17-Inch (IG) 2006-07-05 $899 $4,272
Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (White/06) 2006-11-08 $1299 $4,267
Apple Mac mini G4/1.25 2005-01-11

New Moby MED tablet looks to challenge iPad in healthcare

Some of the most common criticisms of Apple’s new iPad are that it lacks a camera, doesn’t support Flash technology and that the memory is not expandable. A new product from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Marvell could offer an alternative for the healthcare market.

Called Moby MED, the planned tablet computer line will feature a camera that can capture 1080p high-definition video, supports Flash, has a built-in microphone and can accommodate external memory cards. It also supports multitasking in side-by-side windows, 3D graphics and can serve as a mobile wireless hot spot for as many as eight devices.

“Marvell’s Moby MED tablet platform is designed to allow physicians to consult with patients remotely in real-time, allow consumers to manage their own health histories in a highly secure, encrypted environment, make it possible to send and read high-resolution diagnostic imagery and give consumers access to online medical information in a light-weight, long-running device,” Marvell explains in a press release. Company co-founder Weili Dai goes so far as to say, “I believe the Moby MED solution could ignite a telehealth revolution in America.”

Stepping back from the corporate hyperbole, MedGadget calls the Moby MED “mildly reminiscent of the Apple iPad.” What’s unclear is how it might differ from Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant platform.

For more information:
– read this MedGadget post
– see the Marvell press release

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New Moby MED tablet looks to challenge iPad in healthcare

Some of the most common criticisms of Apple’s new iPad are that it lacks a camera, doesn’t support Flash technology and that the memory is not expandable. A new product from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Marvell could offer an alternative for the heal…

Some of the most common criticisms of Apple’s new iPad are that it lacks a camera, doesn’t support Flash technology and that the memory is not expandable. A new product from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Marvell could offer an alternative for the healthcare market.

Called Moby MED, the planned tablet computer line will feature a camera that can capture 1080p high-definition video, supports Flash, has a built-in microphone and can accommodate external memory cards. It also supports multitasking in side-by-side windows, 3D graphics and can serve as a mobile wireless hot spot for as many as eight devices.

“Marvell’s Moby MED tablet platform is designed to allow physicians to consult with patients remotely in real-time, allow consumers to manage their own health histories in a highly secure, encrypted environment, make it possible to send and read high-resolution diagnostic imagery and give consumers access to online medical information in a light-weight, long-running device,” Marvell explains in a press release. Company co-founder Weili Dai goes so far as to say, “I believe the Moby MED solution could ignite a telehealth revolution in America.”

Stepping back from the corporate hyperbole, MedGadget calls the Moby MED “mildly reminiscent of the Apple iPad.” What’s unclear is how it might differ from Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant platform.

For more information:
– read this MedGadget post
– see the Marvell press release

Related Articles:
Apple tablet could herald a revolution in mobile healthcare
Is the iPad a tablet or just an oversized iPod Touch?
Picking mobile hardware is no easy chore