Macintosh PowerBook 150


At A Glance

Introduced in 1995, the PowerBook 150 packed a 120Mb hard drive and 8Mb of RAM. It was the first of it’s series to use lithium-ion battery technology for better backup, and was the last PowerBook to include a trackball. You can view the original specifications of the Macintosh PowerBook 150 at the Apple site by clicking here.

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Original Specifications


  • Microprocessor: Motorola 33MHz 68030
  • Memory:
    • 4 MB of low power, self-refresh DRAM.
    • Expandable up to 40MB of memory (ote: The PowerBook 150 uses the same memory expansion cards as the PowerBook
      200 series (Duo) computers)
  • Disk Drives:
    • One internal 120MB IDE hard disk
    • One built-in 1.44MB drive that uses high-density floppy disks; it reads, writes, and formats Macintosh, MS-DOS, OS/2, and ProDOS disks.
  • Video Display:
    • 9.5 inch diagonal
    • Backlit Supertwist (FSTN) liquid crystal display
    • 640 by 480 pixels
    • 2 bit (4 shades of grey) capability
  • Batteries:
    • Nickel-cadmium battery provides two to four hours of use before recharge.
    • EverWatch battery-saver technology
    • Backup rechargeable lithium battery maintains RAM in sleep modem while main battery is removed for up to three minutes.
  • Interfaces:
    • One RS-422 serial port for LocalTalk networking, printers, modems, and other devices.
    • One HDI-30 SCSI port for hard disks, scanners, CD-ROM drives, and other SCSI devices.
    • One power adapter port.
  • Modem:
    • Internal modem slot for adding optional internal serial modems (up to 14.4 kbps data send/receive and 9600 kbps send/receive FAX). Compatible with modems for PowerBook 140, 145, 145B, and 170.

  • Networking:
    • Serial/LocalTalk.
  • Sound:
    • Built-in speaker (mono).
  • Keyboard:
    • Built-in keyboard with standard Macintosh layout.
    • Two-level tilt adjustment
  • Trackball:
    • Dual button trackball, 30 mm diameter.
  • Clock/Calendar:
    • CMOS custom chip with Ni-Cad backup battery.
  • Disability Access:
    • CloseView, Easy Access, and visible beep included with system software. These built-in solutions and third-party options provide alternative input and output devices for people with disability..
  • Electrical Requirements:
    • Line voltage: 110 to 220 volts.
    • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz.
  • Size and Weight:
    • Height: 2.3 in. (5.8 cm).
    • Width: 11.3 in. (28.7 cm).
    • Depth: 9.3 in. (23.6 cm)
    • Weight: 5.8 lb (2.6 kg)
  • Operating Environment:
    • Operating temperature: 50 to 95 degrees F (10 to 35 degrees C).
    • Storage temperature: -13 to 140 degrees F (-25 to 60 degrees C).
    • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
    • Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft. (0 to 3,048 m)
    • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 ft. (4722 m)
  • Other:
    • Introduced: July 18, 1994.
    • Discontinued: October 14, 1995.
    • Retail price: US $1600



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apple.com

Check out the original specifications of the PowerBook 150 here.

Wikipedia

You can read the Wikipedia article on the PowerBook 150 here

Low End Mac

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