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APPLE IMPROVES PRICE/PERFORMANCE OF ITS MIDRANGE POWERBOOK

 APPLE IMPROVES PRICE/PERFORMANCE OF ITS MIDRANGE POWERBOOK
 CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced the Macintosh PowerBook 145, strengthening the midrange offering in its popular PowerBook line of notebook-sized computers. The new PowerBook incorporates all the original features of its predecessor, the PowerBook 140, while also offering 35 percent better performance and a lower price. At $2,399- $2,799 manutacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), the PowerBook 145 replaces the 140 as Apple's midrange notebook computer.
 "Customers have resoundingly endorsed the PowerBook as one of the premier notebooks on the market today," said Randy Battat, vice president of Apple's Portable Computing division. "We believe that continuing to improve performance and push costs down, in combination with our awarding winning design, will ensure our continued success and will firmly establish Apple as a leader in the notebook market."
 The 35 percent performance improvement in the PowerBook 145 is derived from its higher clock speed Motorola 25MHz 68030 microprocessor (previously 16MHz on the 140). Apple's move to incorporate the faster chip into its midrange notebook comes less than one year after the introduction of the original 140.
 "We are continually looking at ways to enhance our products to respond to our customers' needs," said Neil Selvin, director of Product Marketing in Apple's Portable Computing division. "The PowerBook 145 -- with its improved performance and lower price -- clearly reflects not only that commitment but also our desire to make portable computing more affordable."
 Though it retains the backlit Supertwist liquid crystal display of the original 140, the 145's speed and responsiveness is equivalent to that of a PowerBook 170, Apple's highest performance PowerBook. Users can easily run any application from simple word-processing to sophisticated communications programs that enable them to connect to home or office from remote locations.
 Like its predecessor, the 145 also features an integrated trackball and palmrest, full-size keyboard, and tilt adjustments. It ships with 4MB of RAM, expandable to 8MB, and choice of 40MB or 80MB internal hard drive. Its built-in floppy drive accommodates Macintosh, MS-DOS, OS/2 and ProDOS formats. It incorporates the full range of standard Macintosh features: System 7 operating system, a SCSI port for connecting a variety of Macintosh peripherals, sound input and sound output ports, microphone, and speaker.
 The PowerBook 145 is available immediately through authorized Apple resellers in most locations worldwide. In the United States, it will come equipped with Macintosh System 7.0.1 software, AppleTalk Remote Access software, HyperCard 2.1 software, complete documentation, training software, an AC power adapter, a battery, and a one-year limited warranty. MSRP in the United States is as follows:
 -- PowerBook 145 4MB/40MB Hard Disk $2,399
 -- PowerBook 145 4MB/80MB Hard Disk $2,799
 Specifications:
 -- Motorola 25MHz 68030
 -- 4MB pseudostatic RAM, expandable to 8MB
 -- 1.4MB high-density floppy drive
 -- 40MB or 80MB internal hard drive
 -- 10-inch Backlit Supertwist liquid crystal 640x400 pixel display
 -- NiCad, 2.5 Ah battery, provides 2-3 hours of usage
 -- Optional internal 2400-baud modem with fax send at 9600 baud
 -- 9.3D x 11.25W x2.25H, 6.8 lbs.
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 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, and AppleTalk are registered trademarks; PowerBook and System 7 are trademark of Apple Computer Inc. HyperCard is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. licensed to Claris Corp.
 /CONTACT: Kate Paisley of Apple Computer, 408-974-5453/
 (AAPL) CO: Apple Computer ST: California IN: CPR SU:


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