Apple PowerBook G3

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The PowerBook G3 is a line of laptop Macintosh computers produced by Apple Computer between 1997 and 2001. It was the first laptop to use the PowerPC G3 (PPC740/750) series of microprocessors. It was succeeded by the Titanium PowerBook G4 line in 2001, which used the PowerPC G4 (PPC74xx) series of microprocessors.

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Series

Apple PowerBook G3 (Original,Kanga,Late 1997)

PowerBook G3 250 (Original/Kanga/3500)

Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Original/Kanga/3500)
The PowerBook G3/250 (Original), codenamed "Kanga" and often called the "PowerBook 3500" -- as it could have been dubbed as a member of the PowerBook series -- features a 250 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with a 512k "backside" level 2 cache, 32 MB of RAM, 2 MB of VRAM, a 5.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a black portable case with a 12.1" color TFT active-matrix display. It also has "zoomed video" support, "hot-swappable" bays, a four speaker sound system, and dual PC card slots.

The PowerBook G3/250 (Original) was the first PowerBook to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache and consequently the system broke new ground in what was expected from a notebook, performing even better than many desktop systems.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: November 10, 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.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: N/A
  • N/A These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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Processor Speed: 250 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
  • N/A
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 50 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 100 MHz (2.5:1)
  • N/A
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (backside)
  • Includes a 512k level 2 cache on a 100 MHz backside bus.
RAM Type: PowerBook G3
Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
  • Supports a unique 60 ns EDO DIMM memory module.
Standard RAM: 32 MB
Maximum RAM: 160 MB
Motherboard RAM: 32 MB
RAM Slots: 1
  • 32 MB of RAM onboard, single expansion slot open by default.
Video Card: N/A
VRAM Type: Onboard
  • 2 MB of onboard VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 2 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 12.1" TFT
Native Resolution: 800x600
  • 12.1" color TFT active-matrix display with an 800 by 600 native resolution.
2nd Display Support: N/A
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Storage: 5.0 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: N/A
Storage Interface: ATA
  • N/A
Standard Optical: 20X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that holds a 20X CD-ROM drive by default. The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module.
Standard Modem: 33.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • N/A
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • This model does not support AirPort or Bluetooth.
USB Ports: None
Firewire Ports: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 3.5", 1 5.25"
  • Two Type II PC card slots (also supports one Type III card) and one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that was shipped with a 20X CD-ROM drive. The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module. Please note that these bays are backwards compatible with the PowerBook 190 and 5300 models, but are not compatible with other PowerBook G3 systems.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, and 4 arrow keys. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook 3400
  • The original PowerBook G3 used a housing identical to that introduced by the previous PowerBook 3400 series.
Apple Order No: M5993LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Original/Kanga
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M3553 (EMC None)
Model ID: N/A
  • This model does not have a Model Identifier. Its Gestalt ID is 313.

    Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3553 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 47 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 2-4 Hours
  • 2-4 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.
Pre-Installed MacOS: 8.0
Maximum MacOS: 9.1
  • This system cannot run MacOS X.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9. It cannot boot Mac OS X.

    Site sponsor 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: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (6.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 24.1 cm).
Original Price (US): US$5700
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet,Mid 1998)

PowerBook G3 233 (Wallstreet)

Apple PowerBook G3 233 (Wallstreet)
The PowerBook G3/233 (Wallstreet) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "Wallstreet" -- features a 233 MHz PowerPC 740 (G3) processor (no backside cache), 32 MB of RAM, 2 MB or 4 MB of SGRAM for video, a 2.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a curvaceous black portable case with either a 12.1" STN (passive matrix), 13.3" TFT, or 14.1" TFT color display.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" has 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and a new "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry. The 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models have S-video out as well.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" additionally was the first PowerBook line available "buld to order", and as a result, there were many possible configurations of the PowerBook G3/233 (Wallstreet). M6359LL/A had a 12.1-inch passive matrix display, no modem, and no floppy drive, and sold for US$2299. M6481LL/A had a 13.3-inch active matrix display and sold for US$2999, and M6484LL/A had a 14.1-inch active matrix display and sold for US$3499. Other configurations were available as well.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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PowerBook G3 250 (Wallstreet)

Apple PowerBook G3 250 (Wallstreet)
The PowerBook G3/250 (Wallstreet) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "Wallstreet" -- features a 250 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 32 MB of RAM, 2 MB or 4 MB of SGRAM for video, a 2.0 GB or 4.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a curvaceous black portable case with either a 12.1" STN (passive matrix), 13.3" TFT, or 14.1" TFT color display.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" has 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and a new "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry. The 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models have S-video out as well.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" additionally was the first PowerBook line available "buld to order", and as a result, there were many possible configurations of the PowerBook G3/250 (Wallstreet). M6357LL/A had a 13.3-inch display, 4 GB of SGRAM for video, and a 4.0 GB hard drive for US$3899. It originally cost US$2979 when configured with a 12.1-inch display and US$4399 when configured with a 14.1-inch display. Other configurations were available as well.

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Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G3 292 (Wallstreet)

Apple PowerBook G3 292 (Wallstreet)
The PowerBook G3/292 (Wallstreet) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "Wallstreet" -- features a 292 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, 4 MB of SGRAM for video, a 4.0 GB or 8.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a curvaceous black portable case with either a 13.3" TFT, or 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" has 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and a new "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry. All 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models have S-video out as well.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" additionally was the first PowerBook line available "buld to order", and as a result, there were many possible configurations of the PowerBook G3/292 (Wallstreet). M6541LL/A had a 14.1-inch display, 64 MB of RAM, and a 8.0 GB hard drive for US$5599. It also was available with a 13.3-inch display and a 4.0 GB hard drive for US$4599. Other configurations were available as well.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 6, 1998
Discontinued Date: September 1, 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.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: N/A
  • N/A These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 233:233 MHz
250:250 MHz
292:292 MHz
Processor Type: 233:PowerPC 740 (G3)
250,292:PowerPC 750 (G3)
Processor Upgrade: PB G3 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 233:66 MHz
250,292:83 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 233:N/A
250:125 MHz
292:146 MHz
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 233:None
250,292:1 MB (backside)
  • 233:The PowerBook G3/233 (Wallstreet) models used a PowerPC 740 (G3) processor without a level 2 cache.
  • 250:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 125 MHz backside bus.
  • 292:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 146 MHz backside bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.
Standard RAM: 233,250:32 MB
292:64 MB
Maximum RAM: 512 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Rage LT
VRAM Type: SGRAM
  • 233,250:Apple formally reports only that this model has either 2 MB or 4 MB of SGRAM, but it uses onboard ATI Rage LT graphics.
  • 292:Apple formally reports only that this model has 4 MB of SGRAM, but it uses onboard ATI Rage LT graphics.
Standard VRAM: 233,250:2 MB, 4 MB
292:4 MB
Maximum VRAM: 233,250:2 MB, 4 MB
292:4 MB
  • 233,250:12.1-inch configurations have 2 MB of VRAM, 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch configurations have 4 MB of VRAM. Regardless, the video cannot be upgraded.
  • 292:13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models both have 4 MB of VRAM. Regardless, the video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 233:12.1" STN
250:13.3" TFT
292:14.1" TFT
Native Resolution: 233:800x600
250,292:1024x768
  • 233:Available with three different displays -- either a 12.1" STN passive matrix display with an 800x600 native resolution, a 13.3" TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution, or a 14.1" TFT active-matrix display, also with a 1024x768 native resolution.
  • 250:Available with three different displays -- either a 12.1" STN passive matrix display with an 800x600 native resolution, a 13.3" TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution, or a 14.1" TFT active-matrix display, also with a 1024x768 native resolution. M6357LL/A is configured with a 13.3" display.
  • 292:Available with two different displays -- either a 13.3" TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution, or a 14.1" TFT active-matrix display, also with a 1024x768 native resolution. M6541LL/A is configured with a 14.1" display.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 1024x768
  • 233,250:13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models also have S-video out.
  • 292:These systems also have S-video out.
Standard Storage: 233:2.0 GB
250:2.0, 4.0 GB
292:4.0, 8.0 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (17 mm)
Storage Interface: EIDE/ATA-2
  • This model supports an internal EIDE/ATA-2 2.5" hard drive that is up to 17 mm thick. It must be smaller capacity than 128 GB.
Standard Optical: 20X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 233:1.44 MB* (Manual)
250,292:1.44 MB (Manual)
  • 233:This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that holds a 20X CD-ROM drive by default. The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module that can be inserted in either bay. The floppy module was standard on configurations with the exception of M6359LL/A.
  • 250,292:This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that holds a 20X CD-ROM drive by default. The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module that can be inserted in either bay.
Standard Modem: 56.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • 233:Internal 56.6k modem standard on M6477LL/A. Optional upgrade on other configurations.
  • 250,292:Internal 56.6k modem optionally could be omitted.
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • This model does not support AirPort or Bluetooth.
USB Ports: None
Firewire Ports: None
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 3.5", 1 5.25"
  • 2 Type II PC card slots also support one Type III card (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with a 20X CD-ROM drive, and one 3.5" bay that shipped with a battery. Please note that these bays only are compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
Apple Order No: 233:M6477LL/A
250:M6357LL/A
292:M6541LL/A
Apple Subfamily: G3 Series/Wallstreet
  • 233:M6477LL/A refers to the configuration with a 12.1-inch display, modem, and floppy drive. M6359LL/A refers to a configuration with a 12.1-inch display and no modem or floppy drive. M6481LL/A refers to a configuration with a 13.3-inch display and M6484LL/A refers to a configuration with a 14.1-inch display. Other configurations were available by build-to-order.
  • 250:There are several configurations of this model. However, Apple assigned M6357LL/A to a model configured with a 13.3-inch display.
  • 292:There are several configurations of this model. However, Apple assigned M6541LL/A to a model configured with a 14.1-inch display.
Apple Model No: M4753 (EMC None)
Model ID: N/A
  • 233,250:This model does not have a Model Identifier. 314 is the Gestalt ID for configurations with 12.1-inch displays and 312 for configurations with 13.3 -inch and 14.1-inch displays.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4753 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 292:This model does not have a Model Identifier. 312 is the Gestalt ID whether the system has a 13.3-inch or 14.1-inch display.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4753 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 49 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 3.5 Hours, 7 Hours
  • Apple estimated 3.5 hours with a single battery and 7 hours with dual batteries under "normal usage conditions".
Pre-Installed MacOS: 8.0
Maximum MacOS: X 10.2.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.2.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 10.4 x 12.7
Avg. Weight: 233,250:7.2, 7.6, 7.8 lbs
292:7.6, 7.8 lbs
  • 233,250:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm). *This system is 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg) when configured with a 12.1-inch display, 7.6 lbs (3.4 kg) when configured with a 13.3-inch display, and 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg) when configured with a 14.1-inch display.
  • 292:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm). *This system is 7.6 lbs (3.4 kg) when configured with a 13.3-inch display and 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg) when configured with a 14.1-inch display.
Original Price (US): 233:US$2299-US$3499
250:US$2979-US$4399
292:US$4599-US$5599
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • 233:Starting at US$2299 for a 12.1-inch model without floppy or modem (M6477LL/A), US$2999 for a 13.3-inch model (M6481LL/A), and US$3499 (M6484LL/A) for a 14.1-inch model.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 250:This model originally cost US$2979 configured with a 12.1-inch display, US$3899 configured with a 13.3-inch display, and US$4399 configured with a 14.1-inch display. Other configurations were available as well.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 292:This model originally cost US$4599 configured with a 13.3-inch display and US$5599 configured with a 14.1-inch display (M6541LL/A). Other configurations were available as well.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G3 (PDQ,Late 1998)

PowerBook G3 233 (PDQ - Late 1998)

Apple PowerBook G3 233 (PDQ - Late 1998)
The PowerBook G3/233 (PDQ - Late 1998) -- formally a member of the second "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "PDQ" (Pretty Damn Quick) -- features a 233 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of "backside" level 2 cache, 32 MB of RAM, 4 MB of SGRAM for video, a 2.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a curvaceous black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

The "PDQ" PowerBook G3 models are quite similar to the "Wallstreet" PowerBook G3 models before them -- and share a case design, 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and the "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry.

However, the "PDQ" PowerBook G3 series was vastly simplified -- cutting the number of display sizes from three (12.1-inch, 13.3-inch, and 14.1-inch) to one (14.1-inch) and standardizing the motherboard design to use a 66 MHz bus (compared to 66 MHz and 83 MHz before) -- in an effort to fix inventory and supply problems in a "Pretty Damn Quick" manner.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G3 266 (PDQ,Late 1998)

Apple PowerBook G3 266 (PDQ - Late 1998)
The PowerBook G3/266 (PDQ - Late 1998) -- formally a member of the second "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "PDQ" (Pretty Damn Quick) -- features a 266 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, 4 MB of SGRAM for video, a 4.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a curvaceous black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

The "PDQ" PowerBook G3 models are quite similar to the "Wallstreet" PowerBook G3 models before them -- and share a case design, 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and the "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry.

However, the "PDQ" PowerBook G3 series was vastly simplified -- cutting the number of display sizes from three (12.1-inch, 13.3-inch, and 14.1-inch) to one (14.1-inch) and standardizing the motherboard design to use a 66 MHz bus (compared to 66 MHz and 83 MHz before) -- in an effort to fix inventory and supply problems in a "Pretty Damn Quick" manner.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G3 300 (PDQ - Late 1998)

Apple PowerBook G3 300 (PDQ - Late 1998)
The PowerBook G3/300 (PDQ - Late 1998) -- formally a member of the second "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "PDQ" (Pretty Damn Quick) -- features a 300 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, 4 MB of SGRAM for video, an 8.0 GB hard drive, and a tray-loading 1X DVD-ROM (M7111LL/A) or 20X CD-ROM (M7310LL/A) drive in a curvaceous black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

The "PDQ" PowerBook G3 models are quite similar to the "Wallstreet" PowerBook G3 models before them -- and share a case design, 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and the "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry.

However, the "PDQ" PowerBook G3 series was vastly simplified -- cutting the number of display sizes from three (12.1-inch, 13.3-inch, and 14.1-inch) to one (14.1-inch) and standardizing the motherboard design to use a 66 MHz bus (compared to 66 MHz and 83 MHz before) -- in an effort to fix inventory and supply problems in a "Pretty Damn Quick" manner.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: September 1, 1998
Discontinued Date: May 10, 1999
  • 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.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: N/A
  • N/A These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 233:233 MHz
266:266 MHz
300:300 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Processor Upgrade: PB G3 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 233:116 MHz
266:133 MHz
300:150 MHz
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 233:512k (backside)
266,300:1 MB (backside)
  • 233:Includes a 512k level 2 cache on a 116 MHz backside bus.
  • 266:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 133 MHz backside bus.
  • 300:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 150 MHz backside bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.
Standard RAM: 233:32 MB
266,300:64 MB
Maximum RAM: 512 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Rage Pro LT
VRAM Type: SGRAM
  • Apple formally reports only that this model has 4 MB of SGRAM, but it uses onboard ATI Rage Pro LT graphics.
Standard VRAM: 4 MB
Maximum VRAM: 4 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 14.1" TFT
Native Resolution: 1024x768
  • A 14.1" color TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 1024x768
  • This model also has S-video out.
Standard Storage: 233:2.0 GB
266:4.0 GB
300:8.0 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (17 mm)
Storage Interface: EIDE/ATA-2
  • This model supports an internal EIDE/ATA-2 2.5" hard drive that is up to 17 mm thick. It must be smaller capacity than 128 GB.
Standard Optical: 233,266:20X CD-ROM
300:1X DVD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • 233,266:This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that holds a 20X CD-ROM drive by default -- starting October 1, 1998 a DVD-ROM drive also was available by custom configuration. The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module that can be inserted in either bay.
  • 300:This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that holds a 1X DVD-ROM drive by default -- starting October 1, 1998 a 20X CD-ROM drive also was available (M7310LL/A). The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module that can be inserted in either bay.
Standard Modem: 56.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • This model does not support AirPort or Bluetooth.
USB Ports: None
Firewire Ports: None
Expansion Slots: 2 Type II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 3.5", 1 5.25"
  • 233,266:2 Type II PC card slots also support one Type III card (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that commonly shipped with a 20X CD-ROM drive, and one 3.5" bay that shipped with a battery. Please note that these bays only are compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models.
  • 300:2 Type II PC card slots also support one Type III card (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with either a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and one 3.5" bay that shipped with a battery. Please note that these bays only are compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
Apple Order No: 233:M7109LL/A
266:M7110LL/A
300:M7111LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Late 1998/PDQ
  • 233,266:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 300:M7111LL/A was assigned to the original configuration with a 1X DVD-ROM drive. On October 1, 1998, Apple also offered a model configured with a 20X CD-ROM drive (M7310LL/A).
Apple Model No: M4753 (EMC None)
Model ID: N/A
  • This model does not have a Model Identifier. Its Gestalt ID is 406, but this is shared by many other models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4753 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 49 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 3.5 Hours, 7 Hours
  • Apple estimated 3.5 hours with a single battery and 7 hours with dual batteries under "normal usage conditions".
Pre-Installed MacOS: 8.1
Maximum MacOS: X 10.2.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.2.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 2.0 x 10.4 x 12.7
Avg. Weight: 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm).
Original Price (US): 233:US$2799
266:US$3499
300:US$4999
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • 233,266:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 300:US$4999 as originally offered with a 1X DVD-ROM drive (M7111LL/A). On October 1, 1998, Apple began offering this model with a 20X CD-ROM drive for US$4499 (M7310LL/A).

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G3 (Bronze Keyboard,Lombard,Mid 1999)

PowerBook G3 333 (Bronze KB/Lombard)

Apple PowerBook G3 333 (Bronze KB/Lombard)
The PowerBook G3/333 (Bronze Keyboard/Lombard) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Bronze Keyboard" series as dubbed by Apple, but often referred to by its codename of "Lombard" -- features a 333 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a tray-loading 24X CD-ROM drive, and ATI Rage LT Pro graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a sleek black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

In addition to faster processors and the "bronze keyboard" for which it is named, the PowerBook G3 "Bronze Keyboard" systems are approximately 20% thinner than earlier PowerBook G3 models, have longer battery life, weigh substantially less and add dual display support. Also when compared to the "PDQ" models before them, the "Bronze Keyboard' PowerBook G3 models exchanged the ADB and Mac serial ports for dual onboard USB ports (while retaining the SCSI port), added 10/100Base-T Ethernet (up from 10Base-T) and dropped one of the two PC card slots.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G3 400 (Bronze KB/Lombard)

Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Bronze KB/Lombard)
The PowerBook G3/400 (Bronze Keyboard/Lombard) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Bronze Keyboard" series as dubbed by Apple, but often referred to by its codename of "Lombard" -- features a 400 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB hard drive, a tray-loading 2X DVD-ROM drive (onboard MPEG-2 decoding), and ATI Rage LT Pro graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a sleek black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

In addition to faster processors and the "bronze keyboard" for which it is named, the PowerBook G3 "Bronze Keyboard" systems are approximately 20% thinner than earlier PowerBook G3 models, have longer battery life, weigh substantially less and add dual display support. Also when compared to the "PDQ" models before them, the "Bronze Keyboard' PowerBook G3 models exchanged the ADB and Mac serial ports for dual onboard USB ports (while retaining the SCSI port), added 10/100Base-T Ethernet (up from 10Base-T) and dropped one of the two PC card slots.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 10, 1999
Discontinued Date: February 16, 2000
  • 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 1999.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 333:174
400:206
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 333:333 MHz
400:400 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Processor Upgrade: PB G3 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 333:133 MHz (5:2)
400:160 MHz (5:2)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 333:512k (backside)
400:1 MB (backside)
  • 333:Includes a 512k level 2 cache on a 133 MHz backside bus.
  • 400:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 160 MHz backside bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.
Standard RAM: 64 MB
Maximum RAM: 512 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Rage Pro LT
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • ATI Rage Pro LT graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM.
Standard VRAM: 8 MB
Maximum VRAM: 8 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 14.1" TFT
Native Resolution: 1024x768
  • A 14.1" color TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution. Supports 640x480 and 800x600 when scaled.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1024x768
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 1024x768 on an external display.
Standard Storage: 333:4.0 GB
400:6.0 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: EIDE/ATA-2
  • This model supports an internal EIDE/ATA-2 2.5" hard drive that is up to 12.5 mm thick. It must be smaller capacity than 128 GB.
Standard Optical: 333:24X CD-ROM
400:2X DVD-ROM
Standard Disk: None
  • 333:This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay (on the right side) that holds a tray-loading 24X CD-ROM by default. It also has a 3.5" swappable bay (on the left side) that holds a battery.
  • 400:This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay (on the right side) that holds a tray-loading 2X DVD-ROM by default (20X CD-ROM capability). It also has a 3.5" swappable bay (on the left side) that holds a battery.
Standard Modem: 56.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • This model does not support AirPort or Bluetooth.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: None
  • Dual onboard USB 1.1 ports.
Expansion Slots: 1 Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"
  • 333:1 Type I/II PC card slot (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with a 24X CD-ROM by default, as well as a 3.5" battery bay. Please note that these bays are not backwards compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models.
  • 400:1 Type I/II PC card slot (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with a 2X DVD-ROM by default, as well as a 3.5" battery bay. Please note that these bays are not backwards compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PB G3 Bronze/Lombard
Apple Order No: 333:M7304LL/A
400:M7308LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Bronze KB/Lombard
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M5343 (EMC None)
Model ID: PowerBook1,1
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5343 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the PowerBook1,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 50 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5 Hours, 9-10 Hours
  • Apple estimated 5 hours with a single battery and 9-10 hours with dual batteries under "normal usage conditions".
Pre-Installed MacOS: 8.6
Maximum MacOS: X 10.3.9
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.3.9.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.7 x 10.4 x 12.7
Avg. Weight: 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm).
Original Price (US): 333:US$2499
400:US$3499
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple PowerBook G3 (FireWire,Pismo,Early 2000)

PowerBook G3 400 (Firewire/Pismo)

Apple PowerBook G3 400 (Firewire/Pismo)
The PowerBook G3/400 (Firewire/Pismo) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook Firewire" series (note the lack of official "G3" designation) as dubbed by Apple, but often referred to by its codename of "Pismo" -- features a 400 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB or 10.0 GB hard drive, a tray-loading 6X DVD-ROM drive, and ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a sleek black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

Although each shares a case that is quite similar to the "Bronze Keyboard/Lombard" PowerBook G3 models that came before them, the "Firewire/Pismo" systems use a faster logic board design with a faster bus (100 MHz), faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA/66), faster graphics (Rage Mobility 128), support for optional AirPort (802.11b), and dual Firewire ports (dropping SCSI).

There are two slightly different configurations of this model. It originallly shipped with a 6.0 GB hard drive (M7630LL/A), and on September 13, 2000, this was increased to a 10.0 GB hard drive (M7711LL/A). The price for each configuration was US$2499.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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PowerBook G3 500 (Firewire/Pismo)

Apple PowerBook G3 500 (Firewire/Pismo)
The PowerBook G3/500 (Firewire/Pismo) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook Firewire" series (note the lack of official "G3" designation) as dubbed by Apple, but often referred to by its codename of "Pismo" -- features a 500 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of "backside" level 2 cache, 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB or 20.0 GB hard drive, a tray-loading 6X DVD-ROM drive, and ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a sleek black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

Although each shares a case that is quite similar to the "Bronze Keyboard/Lombard" PowerBook G3 models that came before them, the "Firewire/Pismo" systems use a faster logic board design with a faster bus (100 MHz), faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA/66), faster graphics (Rage Mobility 128), support for optional AirPort (802.11b), and dual Firewire ports (dropping SCSI).

There are two slightly different configurations of this model. It originallly shipped with a 12.0 GB hard drive (M7633LL/A), and on September 13, 2000, this was increased to a 20.0 GB hard drive (M7712LL/A). The price for each configuration was US$3499.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Introduction Date: February 16, 2000
Discontinued Date: January 9, 2001
  • 400: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.

    On September 13, 2000, Apple increased the size of the hard drive from 6.0 GB to 10.0 GB (M7711LL/A).

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2000.
  • 500: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.

    On September 13, 2000, Apple increased the size of the hard drive from 12.0 GB to 20.0 GB (M7712LL/A).

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2000.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 400:215
500:258
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 400:400 MHz
500:500 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Processor Upgrade: PB G3 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 400:160 MHz (5:2)
500:200 MHz (5:2)
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 1 MB (backside)
  • 400:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 160 MHz backside bus.
  • 500:Includes a 1 MB level 2 cache on a 200 MHz backside bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.
Standard RAM: 400:64 MB
500:128 MB
Maximum RAM: 1 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Rage Mobility 128
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM.
Standard VRAM: 8 MB
Maximum VRAM: 8 MB
  • The video cannot be upgraded.
Built-in Display: 14.1" TFT
Native Resolution: 1024x768
  • A 14.1" color TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution. Supports 640x480 and 800x600 when scaled.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1024x768
  • Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 1024x768 on an external display.
Standard Storage: 400:6.0, 10.0 GB
500:12.0, 20.0 GB
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 2.5" (12.5 mm)
Storage Interface: Ultra ATA/66
  • This model supports an internal Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) 2.5" hard drive that is up to 12.5 mm thick. It must be smaller capacity than 128 GB.
Standard Optical: 6X DVD-ROM
Standard Disk: None
  • This model has a single "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay (on the right side) that holds a tray-loading 6X DVD-ROM by default. The right bay can hold a battery as well, but the battery bay (on the left side) only supports a battery.
Standard Modem: 56.6k
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • Internal support for "AirPort" (802.11b), but not pre-installed by default. No internal support for Bluetooth.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • Dual onboard USB 1.1 ports and Firewire "400" ports.
Expansion Slots: 1 Type I/II PC Card
Expansion Bays: 1 5.25"
  • 1 Type I/II PC card slot (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with a 6X DVD-ROM by default. Please note that these bays are not backwards compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models. Additionally, Apple notes that expansion modules designed for the "Bronze Keyboard/Lombard" models will work with this system, but not necessarily vice versa.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad
  • Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Case Type: Notebook
Form Factor: PB G3 Firewire/Pismo
Apple Order No: 400:M7630LL/A
500:M7633LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Firewire/Pismo
  • 400:M7630LL/A was assigned to the original configuration with a 6 GB hard drive. M7711LL/A was assigned to the second configuration equipped with a 10 GB hard drive.
  • 500:M7633LL/A was assigned to the original configuration with a 12 GB hard drive. M7712LL/A was assigned to the second configuration equipped with a 20 GB hard drive.
Apple Model No: M7572 (EMC 1840-1)
Model ID: PowerBook3,1
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M7572 Model Number, the 1840-1 EMC Number, and the PowerBook3,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 50 W h LiIon
Battery Life: 5 Hours, 9-10 Hours
  • Apple estimated 5 hours with a single battery and 9-10 hours with dual batteries under "normal usage conditions".
Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.0.2
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.7 x 10.4 x 12.7
Avg. Weight: 5.7-6.1 lbs (2.6-2.8 kg)
  • In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm). Apple reported that the weight varied by configuration.
Original Price (US): 400:US$2499
500:US$3499
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

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Apple PowerBook G3

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