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APPLE ANNOUNCES POWERBOOK/DOS COMPANION

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) today introduced the PowerBook~DOS Companion, a specially bundled hardware and software kit that makes it easy for DOS and Windows users to move files and information between a desktop PC and an Apple Macintosh PowerBook or PowerBook Duo computer.
 PowerBook~DOS Companion brings together key DOS~Macintosh products that enable virtually any desktop PC to exchange popular word processing, graphics, spreadsheet and database files with a Macintosh PowerBook computer. The kit also allows a PowerBook computer to print to a DOS printer and connect to a VGA or SVGA monitor. The package is priced to offer users a cost-effective way to easily exchange information with DOS~Windows systems.
 "As more and more multiplatform organizations integrate PowerBook computers, users require an easy-to-use and affordable set of tools that allow them to work productively in both environments," said Randy Battat, vice president of Portable Computing at Apple. "We believe the PowerBook~DOS Companion is an aggressively priced solution that enables easy and routine interaction between the DOS~Windows and Macintosh PowerBook worlds."
 PowerBook~DOS Companion contains four components developed by either Apple or third-party partners. These include the following:
 -- Macintosh PC~Exchange from Apple is software that allows PowerBook users to insert a DOS diskette into their PowerBook computer and easily read, write and format DOS~Windows files and use them in the same way they would use a Macintosh file.
 -- MacLinkPlus~PC from Dataviz is a hardware and software combination that transfers and translates DOS~Windows files for most popular word processing, spreadsheet and graphics programs into the Macintosh format and back.
 -- PowerPrint from GDT Software enables users to access more than 1,000 DOS~Windows printers via a serial-to-parallel cable and printer drivers.
 -- MacVGA from James Engineering provides cables that allows PowerBook 160 and 180 users to attach their notebook computer to many existing VGA and SVGA displays.
 Pricing and Availability:
 The PowerBook~DOS Companion is available immediately in the United States through Apple authorized resellers and has a suggested retail price of U.S.$219. (When purchased separately, these products have suggested retail prices that total $472.)
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks, and PowerBook, PowerBook Duo, PowerBook~DOS Companion and Macintosh PC~Exchange are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
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 ~CONTACT: Pat Kinley of Apple Computer Inc., 408-974-2589~
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