Macintosh PowerBook 190cs


At A Glance

The Macintosh PowerBook 190cs was released in August of 1995 and touted as Apple’s most affordable color PowerBook. Powered by a Motorola 68LC040 processor running at a top speed of 66MHZ, it’s 10.4-inch active matrix was an attractive upgrade to the Macintosh PowerBook 190 which was not color. Read the original specifications of the Macintosh PowerBook 190 at the Apple support site.

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Original Specifications


  • Processor: 60LC040
  • Speed: 66/33 Mhz
  • Memory: 4MB or 8MB of RAM, expandable to 3MB or 40MB (4MB or 8MB on logic board and one memory expansion slot
  • Storage:
    • Apple SuperDrive floppy disk drive (removable)
    • Internal 500MB hard drive (removable)
  • Expansion capabilities: Memory expansion slot; PC Card slots for two Type I or Type II PC Cards or one Type III PC Card; expansion bay for third party solutions
  • Ports: Serial port, ADB port, video-output port (optional), power adapter port, SCSI port (see video for highlights of all these and other ports)


  • Model: M3047
  • Display: 10.4-inch (diagonal) backlit dual-scan color display (256 colors)
  • Battery: Nickel-metal-hydride; average life: 2.5 to 4.5 hours; power adapter included; optional lithium-ion battery (average life: 3 to 5 hours)
  • Sound: Output port (stereo); integrated microphone and speaker
  • Networking: Built-in LocalTalk port; optional infrared technology supports AppleTalk protocol; Ethernet networking through PC cards
  • Weight: 6.3lb. (2.9 kg)
  • Security: Security slot for locking (required third party cable; secures battery and expansion bay); password security software



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