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CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 14: A member of the press inspects the new trrackpad on a MacBook Pro laptop after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a new line of MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Remember back in the '90s when Apple products were just starting to become a hot item to have? Those colorful iMacs, and clam shell (toilet seat) iBooks were just hitting the shelves and everyone wanted one.
Things were pretty expensive back then too. A top of the line Powerbook G3 laptop went for a cool $5700.
But what if you'd bought Apple stock instead of Apple products?
Kyle Conroy of UC Berkeley has figured out how much you'd have in your pocket if you'd done just that.
If you'd taken that $5700 and purchased Apple stock in '97, it'd be valued at $330,563 today.
Just imagine all the iPad 2's you could get with that!