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The PowerBook (known as Macintosh PowerBook before 1997) was a line of Macintosh laptop computers that was designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1991 to 2006. During its lifetime, the PowerBook went through several major revisions and redesigns, often being the first to incorporate features that would later become standard in competing laptops.[1] The PowerBook line was targeted at the professional market, and received numerous awards, especially in the second half of its life, such as the 2001 Industrial Design Excellence Awards "Gold" status, and Engadget's 2005 "Laptop of the Year". In 1999, the line was supplemented by the consumer iBook range. The PowerBook and iBook lines were discontinued and replaced by the MacBook Pro and MacBook families respectively by 2006.

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Series

Portable (Original)

Apple Portable (Original)
The Apple Macintosh Portable features a 16 MHz 68HC000 processor, 1 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive and the option of a 40 MB hard drive in a boxy portable case with a 9.8" monochrome active-matrix display.

The Portable often was referred to as the "luggable" because it weighed nearly 16 pounds, but nevertheless, it still was a significant advance toward truly portable "laptop" or "notebook" computers.

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Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: September 20, 1989
Discontinued Date: February 11, 1991
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1989.
Processor Speed: 16 MHz
Processor Type: 68000
  • This model has a 32-bit processor but a 16-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 16 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 256k
  • N/A
L1 Cache: N/A
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: SRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single, custom 100 ns SRAM card.
Standard RAM: 1 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 1 MB
RAM Slots: 1 (Portable)
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" monochrome active-matrix (1-bit, black and white) LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: None, 40 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • The M5350 configuration only has a floppy drive. The M5351 configuration contains a floppy drive and a 40 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Auto)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Internal 2400 baud modem option available (M0250).
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • If the hard drive is not installed, a 3.5" drive bay is available.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: Mac Portable
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5350
Apple Subfamily: Macintosh Portable
  • M5350 refers to the Macintosh Portable with a floppy drive. Configured with a floppy drive and a 40 MB hard drive is order number M5351.
Apple Model No: M5120
Gestalt ID: 10
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5120 Model Number and 10 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: Lead-Acid
Battery Life: 6-12 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 6.0.4
Supported Mac OS: 6.0.4-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 4.0 x 15.25 x 14.8
Avg. Weight: 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (10.3 cm, 38.7 cm, 37.7 cm).
Original Price (US): US$6500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacUser Magazine Ad).

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Portable Backlit

Apple Portable Backlit
The Apple Macintosh Backlit Portable features a 16 MHz 68HC000 processor, 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive and the option of a 40 MB hard drive (standard on some configurations) in a boxy portable case with a 9.8" monochrome active-matrix display.

The Backlit Portable almost is identical to the original Portable, but the backlit version has a backlit display and accepts different RAM.

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Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: February 11, 1991
Discontinued Date: October 21, 1991
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1991.
Processor Speed: 16 MHz
Processor Type: 68000
  • This model has a 32-bit processor but a 16-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 16 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 256k
  • N/A
L1 Cache: N/A
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: PSRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single, custom 100 ns PSRAM card.
Standard RAM: 2 MB, 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 1 MB
RAM Slots: 1* (Portable)
  • Accepts 1 MB, 3 MB, 5 MB and 7 MB PSRAM cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" monochrome active-matrix (1-bit, black and white) LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: None, 40 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Auto)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Internal 2400 baud modem option available (M0250).
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • If the hard drive is not installed, a 3.5" drive bay is available.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: Mac Portable
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5381LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Mac Backlit Portable
  • M5381LL/A was configured with 2 MB of RAM and a 40 MB hard drive. The configuration with 4 MB of RAM and a 40 MB hard drive was assigned order number M5382LL/A.
Apple Model No: M5126
Gestalt ID: 10
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5126 Model Number and 10 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: Lead-Acid
Battery Life: 3-6 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 6.0.8
Supported Mac OS: 6.0.8-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 4.0 x 15.25 x 14.8
Avg. Weight: 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (10.3 cm, 38.7 cm, 37.7 cm).
Original Price (US): US$6500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacUser Magazine Ad).

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 100

Apple PowerBook 100
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100, codesigned by Apple and Sony, features a 16 MHz 68HC000 processor, 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM, and either a 20 MB or 40 MB hard drive in a compact portable case with a 9.0" monochrome passive-matrix display and an external floppy disk drive (not pictured).

Essentially, the PowerBook 100 is a redesigned version of the Backlit Portable in a smaller case that only weighs five pounds, a full ten pounds lighter than its predecessor.

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Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000349 SS2080JM596 -
H0000350 SS2070A0596 -

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Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 21, 1991
Discontinued Date: August 3, 1992
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1991.
Processor Speed: 16 MHz
Processor Type: 68000
  • This model has a 32-bit processor but a 16-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 16 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 256k
  • N/A
L1 Cache: N/A
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: PSRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single 70-pin 100 ns PSRAM card.
Standard RAM: 2 MB, 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 2 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.0" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.0" monochrome passive-matrix (1-bit) Supertwist LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 20 MB, 40 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 20 MB or a 40 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (External*)
  • Entry-level M0567LL/A configuration lacks an external floppy disk drive.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional internal modem offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 100
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M0567LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 100
  • M0567LL/A refers to the entry-level configuration with 2 MB of RAM and a 20 MB hard drive. M1045LL/A is the same, but also includes an external 1.44 MB floppy drive.
Apple Model No: M1506
Gestalt ID: 24
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M1506 Model Number and 24 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: Lead-Acid
Battery Life: 2-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 6.0.8L
Supported Mac OS: 7.0.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.8 x 11.0 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.6 cm, 27.9 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacUser Magazine Ad).

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 140

Apple PowerBook 140
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 140 features a 16 MHz 68030 processor, 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM, a 20 MB or a 40 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" monochrome passive-matrix display.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000011 F2150J92701 -

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Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 21, 1991
Discontinued Date: August 3, 1992
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1991.
Processor Speed: 16 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 16 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: PSRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single 70-pin 100 ns PSRAM card.
Standard RAM: 2 MB, 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 2 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" monochrome passive-matrix (1-bit) Supertwist LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 20 MB, 40 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 20 MB or a 40 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Auto)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud internal modem offered (M0970LL/A).
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M0511LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 140/170
  • M0511LL/A refers to the configuration with 2 MB of RAM and a 20 MB hard dirve, M1049LL/A is for 2 MB of RAM and a 40 MB hard drive, and M1227LL/A is for 4 MB of RAM and a 40 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M5416
Gestalt ID: 25
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5416 Model Number and 25 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.0.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.0.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2900
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 145

Apple PowerBook 145
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 145 features a 25 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, either a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" monochrome passive-matrix display.

The PowerBook 145 is quite similar to the PowerBook 140 it replaced, but the 145 has a faster processor and shipped with more RAM and larger hard drives by default.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000042 EE501X843B3 -

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Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 3, 1992
Discontinued Date: June 7, 1993
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1992.
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: PSRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single 70-pin 100 ns PSRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 2 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" monochrome passive-matrix (1-bit) Supertwist LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 40 MB, 80 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 40 MB or an 80 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud internal modem offered (M0970LL/A).
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4630LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 145
  • M4630LL/A refers to the configuration with a 40 MB hard drive. M4650LL/A was assigned to the configuration with an 80 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M5409
Gestalt ID: 25/54
  • Apple reports that the PowerBook 145 has a Gestalt ID of 54 running System 7.1 or later. Running System 7.0.1 it has a Gestalt ID of 25.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5409 Model Number and 25/54* Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.0.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.0.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2150
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 145b

Apple PowerBook 145b
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 145b features a 25 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, either a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" monochrome passive-matrix display.

The PowerBook 145b is quite similar to the PowerBook 145 it replaced, but the 145b was "re-designed" to lower production costs and had 4 MB of onboard RAM rather than 2 MB.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: June 7, 1993
Discontinued Date: July 18, 1994
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1993.
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: PSRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single 70-pin 100 ns PSRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" monochrome passive-matrix (1-bit) Supertwist LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 40 MB, 80 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 40 MB or an 80 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud internal modem offered (M0970LL/A).
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M1592LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 145b
  • M1592LL/A refers to the configuration with a 40 MB hard drive whereas M4855LL/A refers to the configuration with an 80 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M5409
Gestalt ID: 54
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5409 Model Number and 54 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$1150, $2150, $2350
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 150

Apple PowerBook 150
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 150 -- which uses a variant of the PowerBook Duo 230 motherboard -- features a 33 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB or 8 MB of RAM, either a 120 MB or 250 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.5" grayscale passive-matrix display.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000042 EE501X843B3 -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: July 18, 1994
Discontinued Date: October 14, 1995
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1994.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB, 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 40 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook Duo series memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" grayscale FSTN passive-matrix LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 120 MB, 250 MB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 120 MB or a 250 MB IDE hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional internal modem offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M2794LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 150
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M2740
Gestalt ID: 115
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M2740 Model Number and 115 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$1450, US$1600
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 160

Apple PowerBook 160
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 160 features a 25 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, either a 40 MB, 80, or 120 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" grayscale passive-matrix display.

Most notably, although the built-in display on the PowerBook 160 only supports 4-bit grayscale, it supports 8-bit color on an external monitor and was the first PowerBook to offer such capability.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 19, 1992
Discontinued Date: August 16, 1993
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1992.
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 85 ns
  • Supports a single 85 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 14 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" grayscale (4-bit, 16 grays) FSTN passive-matrix LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 40, 80, 120 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 40 MB, 80 MB or 120 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4500LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 160
  • M4500LL/A refers to the configuration with a 40 MB hard drive. Configurations with an 80 MB and a 120 MB hard drive are assigned order numbers M4510LL/A and M4520LL/A, respectively.
Apple Model No: M4550
Gestalt ID: 34
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4550 Model Number and 34 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2.5-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2430
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 165

Apple PowerBook 165
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 165 features a 33 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, either an 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" grayscale passive-matrix display.

This model is identical to the PowerBook 160 it replaced, except that it has a faster 33 MHz processor (up from 25 MHz). Like the PowerBook 160, the 165 only supports 4-bit grayscale on its internal display, but it supports 8-bit color on an external monitor.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
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Model
Number
Model
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External Links

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 16, 1993
Discontinued Date: July 18, 1994
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1993.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: None
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 85 ns
  • Supports a single 85 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 14 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" grayscale (4-bit, 16 grays) FSTN passive-matrix LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 80 MB, 160 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either an 80 MB or a 160 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M1641LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 165
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M4440
Gestalt ID: 84
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4440 Model Number and 84 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2.5-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$1970, US$2250
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 165c

Apple PowerBook 165c
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 165c features a 33 MHz 68030 processor and 68882 FPU co-processor, 4 MB of RAM, either an 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 8.9" color passive-matrix display.

The PowerBook 165c supports 8-bit color on both the internal display and an external monitor -- dual display or mirrored -- and was the first PowerBook to offer such capability.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: February 10, 1993
Discontinued Date: December 13, 1993
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1993.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: 68882
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 85 ns
  • Supports a single 85 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 14 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 8.9" Color
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 8.9" color (8-bit, 256 colors) FSTN passive-matrix LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 80 MB, 160 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either an 80 MB or a 160 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4900LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 165c
  • M4900LL/A refers to the configuration with an 80 MB hard drive. The configuration with a 160 MB hard drive was assigned order number M4920LL/A.
Apple Model No: N/A
Gestalt ID: 50
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the N/A Model Number and 50 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 1.5-2 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3400
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 170

Apple PowerBook 170
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 170 features a 25 MHz 68030 processor and 68882 FPU co-processor, 4 MB of RAM, a 40 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" monochrome active-matrix display.

Most notably, the PowerBook 170 was the first PowerBook-branded Apple portable with an active-matrix display, which is decidedly crisper than "fuzzy" passive-matrix displays. It was the first PowerBook with a standard internal modem as well.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000043 CK2064WX705 -

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 21, 1991
Discontinued Date: October 19, 1992
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1991.
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: 68882
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: PSRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 100 ns
  • Supports a single 70-pin 100 ns PSRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Motherboard RAM: 2 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: N/A
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Monochrome
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" monochrome active-matrix (1-bit) LCD.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 40 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Auto)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: 2400 Baud
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Internal 2400 baud modem standard.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M1057LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 140/170
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M5409
Gestalt ID: 21
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5409 Model Number and 21 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.0.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.0.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$4600
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 180

Apple PowerBook 180
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 180 features a 33 MHz 68030 processor and 68882 FPU co-processor, 4 MB of RAM, either an 80 MB or 120 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 9.8" grayscale active-matrix display.

Like the PowerBook 170 it replaced, the PowerBook 180 only supports 4-bit grayscale on its internal display, but it supports 8-bit color on an external monitor.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000044 CK302165440 -
H0000333 FC3065MR440 -
H0000334 FC345DF6453 -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 19, 1992
Discontinued Date: May 16, 1994
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1992.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: 68882
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 85 ns
  • Supports a single 85 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 14 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.8" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x400
  • 9.8" grayscale (4-bit, 16 grays) active-matrix LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 80 MB, 120 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either an 80 MB or a 120 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4400LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 180
  • M4400LL/A refers to the configuration with an 80 MB hard drive. The configuration with a 120 MB hard drive is assigned order number M4410LL/A.
Apple Model No: M4440
Gestalt ID: 33
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4440 Model Number and 33 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2.5-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3870
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 180c

Apple PowerBook 180c
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 180c features a 33 MHz 68030 processor and 68882 FPU co-processor, 4 MB of RAM, either an 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 8.4" color active-matrix display.

Like the PowerBook 165c before it, the PowerBook 180c supports 8-bit color both on its internal display and on an external monitor either as dual displays or mirrored.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: June 7, 1993
Discontinued Date: March 14, 1994
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1993.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68030
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: 68882
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 1 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 0.5k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 85 ns
  • Supports a single 85 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 14 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 8.4" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 8.4" color active-matrix (8-bit, 256 colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 80 MB, 160 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either an 80 MB or a 160 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
Expansion Slots: Modem
Expansion Bays: None
  • N/A
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M7950LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 180c
  • M7950LL/A refers to the configuration with an 80 MB hard drive. The configuration equipped with a 160 MB hard drive was assigned order number M7960LL/A.
Apple Model No: M7940
Gestalt ID: 71
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M7940 Model Number and 71 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Life: 2.5-3 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3
Avg. Weight: 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$4160
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 190/66

Apple PowerBook 190/66
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 190/66 features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 4 MB or 8 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB hard drive in a black portable case with a 9.5" grayscale passive-matrix display.

Perhaps most notably, the PowerBook 190 models have a expansion bay module -- used by a 1.44 floppy disk drive by default -- that can be "swapped" with compatible third-party removable storage drives and hard drives. It can be configured with support for an external monitor via an optional video card as well as IrDA.

The PowerBook 190 series is closely related to the PowerBook 5300 series and can be upgraded to use a PowerPC processor, too.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 28, 1995
Discontinued Date: April 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68LC040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Although Apple formally declares that this model has a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: PowerPC
FPU: None
  • An upgrade to a PowerPC processor was available.
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB, 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB, 40 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB, 8 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • Some systems have 4 MB of onboard memory and others have 8 MB. It has one PowerBook 5300 series 120-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • A 1 MB video card can be added to support an external monitor.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" grayscale passive-matrix (4-bit, 16 grays) LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 500 MB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB* (Manual)
  • 1.44 MB floppy drive module is swappable.
Standard Modem: 28.8k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 28.8k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The floppy disk drive is a removable module that can be swapped with other removable storage drives and hard drives.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M3530LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 190/190cs
  • M3530LL/A refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM and M3531LL/A refers to the configuration with 8 MB of RAM.
Apple Model No: M3047
Gestalt ID: 122
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3047 Model Number and 122 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 3-5 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.2
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.2-8.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$1650, US$1850
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 190cs/66

Apple PowerBook 190cs/66
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 190cs/66 features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 8 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB hard drive in a black portable case with a 10.4" color dual-scan display.

Perhaps most notably, the PowerBook 190 models have a expansion bay module -- used by a 1.44 floppy disk drive by default -- that can be "swapped" with compatible third-party removable storage drives and hard drives. It can be configured with support for an external monitor via an optional video card as well as IrDA.

The PowerBook 190 series is closely related to the PowerBook 5300 series and can be upgraded to use a PowerPC processor, too.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

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colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 28, 1995
Discontinued Date: September 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68LC040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Although Apple formally declares that this model has a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: PowerPC
FPU: None
  • An upgrade to a PowerPC processor was available.
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 40 MB
Motherboard RAM: 8 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 5300 series 120-pin memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: N/A
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • A 1 MB video card can be added to support an external color monitor.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 10.4" color passive-matrix/dual-scan (8-bit, 256 colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 500 MB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB* (Manual)
  • 1.44 MB floppy drive module is swappable.
Standard Modem: 28.8k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 28.8k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The floppy disk drive is a removable module that can be swapped with other removable storage drives and hard drives.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4073LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 190/190cs
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M3047
Gestalt ID: 122
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3047 Model Number and 122 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 3-5 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.2
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.2-8.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.2 x 11.5 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 6.3 lbs (2.9 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.6 cm, 29.2 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2200
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 520

Apple PowerBook 520
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 520 features a 25 MHz 68LC040 processor, 4 MB or 12 MB of RAM, and a 160 MB or 240 MB hard drive in a sleek portable case with a 9.5" grayscale passive-matrix display.

The PowerBook 500 series introduced the "trackpad" -- where the cursor followed the movement of your finger on a "pad" rather than a plastic ball. The trackpad was a revolutionary input device and has been used since in the vast majority of modern notebooks. The PowerBook 500 series also introduced dual swappable "bays" that could be used to hold either one battery and a PCMCIA adapter or dual batteries to extend runtime.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000347 SG4400RY2X4 -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 16, 1994
Discontinued Date: June 10, 1995
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1994.
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Processor Type: 68LC040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 50 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 50 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 25 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: None
  • Third-party upgrades and accelerators were available.
System Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB, 12 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 500 series memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" grayscale FSTN passive-matrix (4-bit, 16 grays) LCD. An upgrade to an active-matrix color display also was available (M3063LL/A).
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 160 MB, 240 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 160 MB or a 240 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: 14.4k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: AAUI-15
  • An internal optional 14.4k modem was offered. AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III) expansion slots provided by PCMCIA adapter in a "swappable" bay (M2995LL/A).

    **This model has a custom "swappable" bay that can be used to hold a second battery or a PCMCIA adapter along with other options.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 520
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M2597LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 520/520c
  • The M2597LL/A order number refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM and a 160 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M4880
Gestalt ID: 72
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4880 Model Number and 72 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 3-4 Hours
  • With one battery installed. With dual batteries installed, the runtime will be roughly twice as long.
Original Mac OS: 7.1.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1.1-8.1
  • Officially, earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported. However, a reader also reported that installing System 7.1, then installing System Update 3.0, and adding the PowerBook 500 Series Enabler 1.0 v1.0.2 to the System Folder works, too.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.3 x 11.5 x 9.7
Avg. Weight: 6.3 lbs (2.9 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.8 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2250, US$2400
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 520c

Apple PowerBook 520c
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 520c features a 25 MHz 68LC040 processor, 4 MB or 12 MB of RAM, and a 160 MB, 240 MB, or 320 MB hard drive in a sleek portable case with a 9.5" color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 500 series introduced the "trackpad" -- where the cursor followed the movement of your finger on a "pad" rather than a plastic ball. The trackpad was a revolutionary input device and has been used since in the vast majority of modern notebooks. The PowerBook 500 series also introduced dual swappable "bays" that could be used to hold either one battery and a PCMCIA adapter or dual batteries to extend runtime.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 16, 1994
Discontinued Date: September 16, 1995
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1994.
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Processor Type: 68LC040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 50 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 50 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 25 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: None
  • Third-party upgrades and accelerators were available.
System Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB, 12 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 500 series memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" color dual-scan (8-bit, 256 colors) LCD. An upgrade to an active-matrix color display also was available (M3063LL/A).
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 160, 240, 320 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 160 MB, 240 MB, or 320 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: 14.4k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: AAUI-15
  • An internal optional 14.4k modem was offered. AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III) expansion slots provided by PCMCIA adapter in a "swappable" bay (M2995LL/A).

    **This model has a custom "swappable" bay that can be used to hold a second battery or a PCMCIA adapter along with other options.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 520
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M1845LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 520/520c
  • M1845LL/A refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM and a 160 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M4880
Gestalt ID: 72
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4880 Model Number and 72 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2-3.5 Hours
  • With one battery installed. With dual batteries installed, the runtime will be roughly twice as long.
Original Mac OS: 7.1.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1.1-8.1
  • Officially, earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported. However, a reader also reported that installing System 7.1, then installing System Update 3.0, and adding the PowerBook 500 Series Enabler 1.0 v1.0.2 to the System Folder works, too.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.3 x 11.5 x 9.7
Avg. Weight: 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.8 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2800, $2900, $4000
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 540

Apple PowerBook 540
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 540 features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 8 MB or 12 MB of RAM, and a 240 MB hard drive in a sleek portable case with a 9.5" grayscale active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 540 is similar to the PowerBook 520, but has a faster processor and a higher quality 6-bit and active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 500 series introduced the "trackpad" -- where the cursor followed the movement of your finger on a "pad" rather than a plastic ball. The trackpad was a revolutionary input device and has been used since in the vast majority of modern notebooks. The PowerBook 500 series also introduced dual swappable "bays" that could be used to hold either one battery and a PCMCIA adapter or dual batteries to extend runtime.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 16, 1994
Discontinued Date: October 17, 1994
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1994.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68LC040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: None
  • Third-party upgrades and accelerators were available.
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 8 MB, 12 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 500 series memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" grayscale active-matrix (6-bit, 64 grays) LCD. An upgrade to an active-matrix color display also was available (M3063LL/A).
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 240 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: 19.6k (Optional*)
Standard Ethernet: AAUI-15
  • An internal 19.6k modem was standard in the high-end M3120LL/A configuration. AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III) expansion slots provided by PCMCIA adapter in a "swappable" bay (M2995LL/A).

    **This model has a custom "swappable" bay that can be used to hold a second battery or a PCMCIA adapter along with other options.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 520
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M2807LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 540/540c
  • M2807LL/A refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM and a 240 MB hard drive. M3120LL/A refers to the configuration with 12 MB of RAM, a 240 MB hard drive and an internal modem.
Apple Model No: M4880
Gestalt ID: 72
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4880 Model Number and 72 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 3-4 Hours
  • With one battery installed. With dual batteries installed, the runtime will be roughly twice as long.
Original Mac OS: 7.1.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1.1-8.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.3 x 11.5 x 9.7
Avg. Weight: 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.8 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3150, US$4580
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 540c

Apple PowerBook 540c
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 540c features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 4 MB or 12 MB of RAM, and a 320 MB or 500 MB hard drive in a sleek portable case with a 9.5" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 540c is similar to the PowerBook 520c, but has a faster processor and a higher quality 8-bit and active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 500 series introduced the "trackpad" -- where the cursor followed the movement of your finger on a "pad" rather than a plastic ball. The trackpad was a revolutionary input device and has been used since in the vast majority of modern notebooks. The PowerBook 500 series also introduced dual swappable "bays" that could be used to hold either one battery and a PCMCIA adapter or dual batteries to extend runtime.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 16, 1994
Discontinued Date: August 26, 1995
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1994.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68LC040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: None
  • Third-party upgrades and accelerators were available.
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 4 MB, 12 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 500 series memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" color active-matrix (8-bit, 256 colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 320 MB, 500 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • By default, this model was configured with either a 320 MB or a 500 MB hard drive.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: 19.6k (Optional*)
Standard Ethernet: AAUI-15
  • An internal 19.6k modem was standard in the high-end M3121LL/A configuration. AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III) expansion slots provided by PCMCIA adapter in a "swappable" bay (M2995LL/A).

    **This model has a custom "swappable" bay that can be used to hold a second battery or a PCMCIA adapter along with other options.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 520
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M2809LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 540/540c
  • M2809LL/A refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM and a 320 MB hard drive. The configuration with 12 MB of RAM, a 320 MB hard drive and an internal modem was assigned order number M3121LL/A.
Apple Model No: M4880
Gestalt ID: 72
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4880 Model Number and 72 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2.5-4 Hours
  • With one battery installed. With dual batteries installed, the runtime will be roughly twice as long.
Original Mac OS: 7.1.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1.1-8.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.3 x 11.5 x 9.7
Avg. Weight: 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.8 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$4800, $5000, $5200
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 550c

Apple PowerBook 550c
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 550c -- sold only in Japan -- features a 33 MHz 68040 processor, 8 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB hard drive in a sleek portable case with a 10.4" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 500 series introduced the "trackpad" -- where the cursor followed the movement of your finger on a "pad" rather than a plastic ball. The trackpad was a revolutionary input device and has been used since in the vast majority of modern notebooks. The PowerBook 500 series also introduced dual swappable "bays" that could be used to hold either one battery and a PCMCIA adapter or dual batteries to extend runtime.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 30, 1995
Discontinued Date: April 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 33 MHz
Processor Type: 68040
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: Integrated
  • Third-party upgrades and accelerators were available.
System Bus Speed: 33 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 2 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 8k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
Standard RAM: 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Motherboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • One PowerBook 500 series memory slot.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • 512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 10.4" color active-matrix (8-bit, 256 colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 832x624
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 832x624 on a color external display. Other supported resolutions are 512x384, 640x400, 640x480 and 800x600, all at 8-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 500 MB
Int. HD Interface: SCSI
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: 19.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: AAUI-15
  • An internal modem was optional. AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III) expansion slots provided by PCMCIA adapter in a "swappable" bay (M2995LL/A).

    **This model has a custom "swappable" bay that can be used to hold a second battery or a PCMCIA adapter along with other options.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 520
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4286J/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 550c
  • N/A
Apple Model No: N/A
Gestalt ID: 72
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the N/A Model Number and 72 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2.5-4 Hours
  • With one battery installed. With dual batteries installed, the runtime will be roughly twice as long.
Original Mac OS: 7.1.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.1.1-8.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.3 x 11.5 x 9.7
Avg. Weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.8 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.6 cm).
Original Price (US): N/A
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 1400cs/117

Apple PowerBook 1400cs/117
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400cs/117 features a 117 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 12 MB or 16 MB of RAM, and a 750 MB or 1.0 GB hard drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400cs/117 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400cs/117 is similar to the PowerBook 1400c/117, but the c has a higher quality active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

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colour
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: November 20, 1996
Discontinued Date: July 14, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1996.
Processor Speed: 117 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 1400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
Standard RAM: 12 MB, 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
  • Models with 16 MB of onboard RAM can support a maximum of 64 MB of RAM with two 24 MB memory modules installed. Models with 12 MB of onboard RAM only support 60 MB.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 12 MB, 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • Either 12 MB or 16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k (Optional*)
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
Built-in Display: 11.3" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 11.3" color dual-scan (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 750 MB, 1.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 6X (Optional)
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5287LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 1400
  • Order numbers M5287LL/A and M5292LL/A both refer to this model, configured with 12 MB and 16 MB of RAM, respectively.
Apple Model No: M3571
Gestalt ID: 310
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 1.5-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.3
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.3, 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0
Avg. Weight: 6.7 lbs (3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2500, US$2900
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 1400c/117

Apple PowerBook 1400c/117
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400c/117 features a 117 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, and a 750 MB or 1.0 GB hard drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400c/117 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400c/117 is similar to the PowerBook 1400cs/117, but the cs has a lower quality dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: November 20, 1996
Discontinued Date: July 14, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1996.
Processor Speed: 117 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 1400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • 16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k (Optional*)
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
Built-in Display: 11.3" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 11.3" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 750 MB, 1.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 6X (Optional)
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4856LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 1400
  • M4856LL/A refers to the configuration with a 1 GB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M3571
Gestalt ID: 310
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 1.5-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.3
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.3, 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0
Avg. Weight: 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 1400cs/133

Apple PowerBook 1400cs/133
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400cs/133 features a 133 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.3 GB hard drive and an 8X CD-ROM drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400cs/133 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400cs/133 is similar to the PowerBook 1400c/133, but the c has a higher quality active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
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Model
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: July 14, 1997
Discontinued Date: December 13, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 133 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 1400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 128k
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 56 MB
  • A maximum of 56 MB of RAM is possible with the 16 MB of onboard RAM, one 24 MB memory card and a second 16 MB memory card. Curiously, unlike the slower PowerBook 1400cs/117 and 1400c/117, installing two 24 MB memory cards will not work and will result in a memory test failure at startup.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • 16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k (Optional*)
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
Built-in Display: 11.3" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 11.3" color dual-scan (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.3 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 8X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5605LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M3571
Gestalt ID: 310
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 1.5-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0
Avg. Weight: 6.7 lbs (3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 1400c/133

Apple PowerBook 1400c/133
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400c/133 features a 133 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.0 GB or 1.3 GB hard drive, and a 6X or 8X CD-ROM drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400c/133 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400c/133 is similar to the PowerBook 1400cs/133, but the cs has a lower quality dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
Order
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Model
Number
Model
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: November 20, 1996
Discontinued Date: December 13, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1996.
Processor Speed: 133 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 1400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 128k
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 56 MB
  • A maximum of 56 MB of RAM is possible with the 16 MB of onboard RAM, one 24 MB memory card and a second 16 MB memory card. Curiously, unlike the slower PowerBook 1400cs/117 and 1400c/117, installing two 24 MB memory cards will not work and will result in a memory test failure at startup.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • 16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k (Optional*)
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
Built-in Display: 11.3" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 11.3" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.0 GB, 1.3 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 6X, 8X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5576LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M3571
Gestalt ID: 310
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 1.5-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.3
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.3, 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0
Avg. Weight: 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$4000
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 1400cs/166

Apple PowerBook 1400cs/166
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400cs/166 features a 166 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.3 GB hard drive and an 12X CD-ROM drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400cs/166 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400cs/166 is similar to the PowerBook 1400c/166, but the c has a higher quality active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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colour
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Model
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External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: December 17, 1997
Discontinued Date: May 6, 1998
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 166 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 1400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 128k
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • 16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k (Optional*)
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
Built-in Display: 11.3" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 11.3" color dual-scan (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.3 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 12X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M6274LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M3571
Gestalt ID: 310
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 1.5-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 8.0
Supported Mac OS: 8.0-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0
Avg. Weight: 6.7 lbs (3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2000
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 1400c/166

Apple PowerBook 1400c/166
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400c/166 features a 166 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 2.0 GB hard drive and either an 8X or a 12X CD-ROM drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400c/166 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400c/166 is similar to the PowerBook 1400cs/166, but the cs has a lower quality dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

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colour
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Introduction Date: July 14, 1997
Discontinued Date: May 6, 1998
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 166 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 1400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 128k
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • 16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k (Optional*)
Maximum VRAM: 512k
  • In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
Built-in Display: 11.3" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 11.3" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
Standard Hard Drive: 2.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 8X, 12X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"*
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

    **The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 1400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4909LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 1400
  • M4909LL/A refers to the configuration with an 8X CD-ROM drive.
Apple Model No: M3571
Gestalt ID: 310
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 1.5-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.6.1-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0
Avg. Weight: 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 2400c/180

Apple PowerBook 2400c/180
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 2400c/180 -- codenamed Comet -- features a 180 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, and a 1.3 GB hard drive in an attractive, compact black case with a 10.4" color active-matrix display.

At least partially because of a sleek external disk drive, this model weighs only 4.4 pounds (2 kg), which makes it even lighter than the PowerBook Duo 2300c/100, discontinued two years earlier.

The PowerBook 2400c/180 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can mirror up-to 16-bit color on an external display.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: May 8, 1997
Discontinued Date: March 14, 1998
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 180 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 2400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k
  • N/A
RAM Type: SO-DIMM
Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
  • Supports a single 60 ns, 144-pin SO-DIMM module.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 112 MB
  • Apple formally supports a maximum of 80 MB of memory in this model. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually supports 112 MB of memory with the 16 MB of onboard RAM and a 96 MB memory module.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 1 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • 1 MB of onboard VRAM cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 10.4" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 800x600
  • This model can mirror the internal display at 800x600 on an external display.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.3 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (External)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: N/A
Standard Ethernet: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 2400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5241LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 2400
  • N/A
Apple Model No: N/A
Gestalt ID: 307
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the N/A Model Number and 307 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 29 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 2-5 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6
Supported Mac OS: 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.5 x 8.4
Avg. Weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.8 cm, 26.7 cm, 21.3 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collectors item, this model may still retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 2400c/240

Apple PowerBook 2400c/240
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 2400c/240 -- sold exclusively in Japan and codenamed Mighty Cat -- features a 240 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, and a 2.0 GB hard drive in an attractive, compact black case with a 10.4" color active-matrix display.

At least partially because of a sleek external disk drive, this model weighs only 4.4 pounds (2 kg), which makes it even lighter than the PowerBook Duo 2300c/100, discontinued two years earlier.

The PowerBook 2400c/240 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can mirror up-to 16-bit color on an external display.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: April 7, 1998
Discontinued Date: December 31, 1998
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1998.
Processor Speed: 240 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: PowerBook 2400 PDS
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k
  • N/A
RAM Type: SO-DIMM
Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
  • Supports a single 60 ns, 144-pin SO-DIMM module.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 112 MB
  • Apple formally supports a maximum of 80 MB of memory in this model. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually supports 112 MB of memory with the 16 MB of onboard RAM and a 96 MB memory module.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 1 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • 1 MB of onboard VRAM cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 10.4" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 800x600
  • This model can mirror the internal display at 800x600 on an external display.
Standard Hard Drive: 2.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (External)
  • N/A
Standard Modem: N/A
Standard Ethernet: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 2400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M6265J/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 2400
  • N/A
Apple Model No: N/A
Gestalt ID: N/A
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the N/A Model Number and N/A Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 29 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 2-5 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6
Supported Mac OS: 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.5 x 8.4
Avg. Weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.8 cm, 26.7 cm, 21.3 cm).
Original Price (US): ¥300.000 (US$2260)
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • As a collectors item, this model may still retain value.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 3400c/180

Apple PowerBook 3400c/180
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 3400c/180 -- codenamed Hooper -- features a 180 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, and a 1.3 GB hard drive -- along with a 6X or 12X CD-ROM drive in some configurations -- all packed in a portable black case with a 12.1" color active matrix display.

The PowerBook 3400c/180 display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can mirror up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor.

In addition to support for the "hot swappable" drive bays introduced by the PowerBook 5300 series before it, the PowerBook 3400 models introduced support for zoomed video and 1 MB IrDA as well as a new four speaker sound system.

More notable than individual features, however, the PowerBook 3400 series made its mark by being the first series of PowerBooks fast enough to actually replace, rather than merely complement, a desktop system for most users.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: February 17, 1997
Discontinued Date: December 13, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 180 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k
  • N/A
RAM Type: EDO DRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
  • Supports a single 60 ns, EDO DRAM module specific to the PowerBook 3400 series.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 144 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 2 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2 MB
  • 2 MB of onboard VRAM cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 12.1" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 12.1" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 800x600
  • This model can mirror the internal display at 800x600 on an external display.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.3 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 6X (Opt), 12X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k (Optional*)
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T (Optional*)
  • 33.6k modem and 10Base-T Ethernet both provided by optional "Argon" expansion card.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 3400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4596LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 3400
  • M4596LL/A and M4597LL/A order numbers both refer to this model.
Apple Model No: M3553
Gestalt ID: 306
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3553 Model Number and 306 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 32 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 2-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6
Supported Mac OS: 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.4 x 11.5 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (6.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): US$4500, US$5000
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 3400c/200

Apple PowerBook 3400c/200
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 3400c/200 -- codenamed Hooper -- features a 200 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 2.0 GB hard drive, and either a 6X or 12X CD-ROM drive packed in a portable black case with a 12.1" color active matrix display.

The PowerBook 3400c/200 display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can mirror up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor.

In addition to support for the "hot swappable" drive bays introduced by the PowerBook 5300 series before it, the PowerBook 3400 models introduced support for zoomed video and 1 MB IrDA as well as a new four speaker sound system.

More notable than individual features, however, the PowerBook 3400 series made its mark by being the first series of PowerBooks fast enough to actually replace, rather than merely complement, a desktop system for most users.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: February 17, 1997
Discontinued Date: February 17, 1998
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 200 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k
  • N/A
RAM Type: EDO DRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
  • Supports a single 60 ns, EDO DRAM module specific to the PowerBook 3400 series.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 144 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 2 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2 MB
  • 2 MB of onboard VRAM cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 12.1" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 12.1" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 800x600
  • This model can mirror the internal display at 800x600 on an external display.
Standard Hard Drive: 2.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 6X, 12X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • 33.6k modem and 10Base-T Ethernet both provided by optional "Argon" expansion card.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 3400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M4595LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 3400
  • M4595LL/A refers to the configuration with a 6X CD-ROM drive.
Apple Model No: M3553
Gestalt ID: 306
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3553 Model Number and 306 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 32 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 2-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6
Supported Mac OS: 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.4 x 11.5 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (6.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): US$5000, US$5500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 3400c/240

Apple PowerBook 3400c/240
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 3400c/240 -- codenamed Hooper -- features a 240 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 3.0 GB hard drive, and a 12X CD-ROM drive packed in a portable black case with a 12.1" color active matrix display.

The PowerBook 3400c/240 display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can mirror up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor.

In addition to support for the "hot swappable" drive bays introduced by the PowerBook 5300 series before it, the PowerBook 3400 models introduced support for zoomed video and 1 MB IrDA as well as a new four speaker sound system.

More notable than individual features, however, the PowerBook 3400 series made its mark by being the first series of PowerBooks fast enough to actually replace, rather than merely complement, a desktop system for most users.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: February 17, 1997
Discontinued Date: March 14, 1998
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processor Speed: 240 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k
  • N/A
RAM Type: EDO DRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
  • Supports a single 60 ns, EDO DRAM module specific to the PowerBook 3400 series.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 144 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 2 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2 MB
  • 2 MB of onboard VRAM cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 12.1" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 12.1" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 800x600
  • This model can mirror the internal display at 800x600 on an external display.
Standard Hard Drive: 3.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 12X
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
Standard Modem: 33.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • 33.6k modem and 10Base-T Ethernet are both provided by an "Argon" expansion card.
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 3400
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5550LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 3400
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M3553
Gestalt ID: 306
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3553 Model Number and 306 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 32 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 2-4 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.6
Supported Mac OS: 7.6-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.4 x 11.5 x 9.5
Avg. Weight: 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (6.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): US$6400
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 5300/100

Apple PowerBook 5300/100
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 5300/100 features a 100 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 8 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB hard drive in a portable black case with a 9.5" grayscale passive-matrix display.

Although the PowerBook 5300/100 only supports 4-bit grayscale, a video card can be added to support up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor.

Although the PowerBook 5300 series heralded a couple of firsts -- it was the first PowerBook line to have PowerPC processors and "hot swappable" drive bays -- it was initially plagued by battery and quality problems and required "reworking" by Apple to perform well.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: August 28, 1995
Discontinued Date: August 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 100 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card specific to the PowerBook 5300 series.
Standard RAM: 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 8 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • A 1 MB video card can be added to support an external 16-bit color monitor.
Built-in Display: 9.5" Grayscale
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 9.5" grayscale dual-scan (4-bit, 16 grays) LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support an external 16-bit color monitor.
Standard Hard Drive: 500 MB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB* (Manual)
  • 1.44 MB floppy drive module is swappable.
Standard Modem: 28.8k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M3135LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M2785
Gestalt ID: 128
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M2785 Model Number and 128 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2.5-4.5 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.2
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.2-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.6 cm, 29.2 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2200
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 5300cs/100

Apple PowerBook 5300cs/100
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 5300cs/100 features a 100 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB or 750 MB hard drive in a portable black case with a 10.4" color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 5300cs/100 supports 8-bit color on the built-in display, but also can support up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor with the installation of an optional video card.

Although the PowerBook 5300 series heralded a couple of firsts -- it was the first PowerBook line to have PowerPC processors and "hot swappable" drive bays -- it was initially plagued by battery and quality problems and required "reworking" by Apple to perform well.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000041 SG54513L4FU -
H0000351 FC6058GS4FV -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 28, 1995
Discontinued Date: August 5, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 100 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card specific to the PowerBook 5300 series.
Standard RAM: 8 MB, 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 8 MB, 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • Some configurations have 8 MB onboard and others have 16 MB onboard.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • A 1 MB video card can be added to support an external 16-bit color monitor.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 10.4" color dual scan (8-bit, 256 colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support an external 16-bit color monitor.
Standard Hard Drive: 500 MB, 750 MB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB* (Manual)
  • 1.44 MB floppy drive module is swappable.
Standard Modem: 28.8k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M3824LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 5300
  • M3824LL/A refers to this model configured with 8 MB of RAM and a 500 MB hard drive. M3825LL/A refers to this model configured with 16 MB of RAM and a 750 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M2785
Gestalt ID: 128
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M2785 Model Number and 128 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2.5-4.0 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.2
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.2-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.6 cm, 29.2 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2800, US$3500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 5300c/100

Apple PowerBook 5300c/100
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 5300c/100 features a 100 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB or 750 MB hard drive in a portable black case with a 10.4" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 5300c/100 supports 16-bit color on the built-in display and also can support up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor.

Although the PowerBook 5300 series heralded a couple of firsts -- it was the first PowerBook line to have PowerPC processors and "hot swappable" drive bays -- it was initially plagued by battery and quality problems and required "reworking" by Apple to perform well.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 28, 1995
Discontinued Date: September 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 100 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card specific to the PowerBook 5300 series.
Standard RAM: 8 MB, 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 8 MB, 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • Some configurations have 8 MB onboard and others have 16 MB onboard.
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 1 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • 1 MB of VRAM supports an external 16-bit color display.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 640x480
  • 10.4" color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 640x480
  • Supports an external 640x480 display at up-to 16-bit color.
Standard Hard Drive: 500 MB, 750 MB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB* (Manual)
  • 1.44 MB floppy drive module is swappable.
Standard Modem: 28.8k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M3133LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 5300
  • M3133LL/A refers to this model configured with 8 MB of RAM and a 500 MB hard drive. M4488LL/A refers to this model configured with 16 MB of RAM and a 750 MB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M2785
Gestalt ID: 128
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M2785 Model Number and 128 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2.5-4.0 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.2
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.2-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.6 cm, 29.2 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$3700, US$4500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

PowerBook 5300ce/117

Apple PowerBook 5300ce/117
The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 5300ce/117 features a 117 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 32 MB of RAM, and a 1.2 GB hard drive in a portable black case with an 800x600 10.4" color active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 5300c/100 supports 16-bit color on the built-in display and also can support up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor with the installation of a series-specific video card.

Although the PowerBook 5300 series heralded a couple of firsts -- it was the first PowerBook line to have PowerPC processors and "hot swappable" drive bays -- it was initially plagued by battery and quality problems and required "reworking" by Apple to perform well.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances

Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -

External Links

Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 28, 1995
Discontinued Date: September 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 117 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 33.3 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: N/A
  • N/A
RAM Type: DRAM Card
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card specific to the PowerBook 5300 series.
Standard RAM: 32 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: 16 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • N/A
Video Card: Dedicated
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 512k
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • A 1 MB video card can be added to support an external 16-bit color monitor.
Built-in Display: 10.4" Color
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 10.4" 800x600 color active-matrix (16-bit, thousands of colors) LCD.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support an external 16-bit color monitor.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.2 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • N/A
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB* (Manual)
  • 1.44 MB floppy drive module is swappable.
Standard Modem: 28.8k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • 2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M3828LL/A
Apple Subfamily: PowerBook 5300
  • N/A
Apple Model No: M2785
Gestalt ID: 128
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M2785 Model Number and 128 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: NiMH
Battery Life: 2.5-4.0 Hours
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.2
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.2-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 11.5 x 8.5
Avg. Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.6 cm, 29.2 cm, 21.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$6500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Documentation

Platform

Apple PowerPC documentation

Series

Apple PowerBook G3

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