Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series


At A Glance

The Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series was an updated series of G3 notebooks based on the original PowerPC based notebook. It was available with three clock speeds (233, 250, and 292 MHz) and with three different screens (12.1, 13.3 and 14.1 inch screens). Launched in 1998, it went by the codename “Wallstreet” and was highly configurable with prices starting at US$2100. Read the full specifications of the Macintosh PowerBook G3 series at the Apple support site.

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Original Specifications


  • Astounding performance at affordable prices
    • Features the PowerPC G3 processor, for the fastest performance ever in a notebook computer
    • Incorporates performance-boosting backside level 2 cache**
    • Uses SDRAM and SGRAM for the fastest memory architecture available
    • Supports two lithium-ion batteries for up to 7 hours of normal use
    • Offers flexible configuration options to meet your needs and your budget
  • Advanced multimedia capabilities
    • Features a high-quality display–up to 14.1 inches (diagonal)
    • Includes up to 4MB of video memory, for displaying millions of colors on an external monitor
    • Provides outstanding 2D/3D graphics acceleration through an integrated controller
    • Includes a high-speed CD-ROM drive and supports the latest performance breakthrough in storage–DVD-ROM
    • Allows you to connect an external monitor, video projector, or TV
  • Striking style and stellar efficiency
    • Combines aesthetics and ergonomics to create an elegantly efficient system
    • Includes two expansion bays for a variety of storage and battery options
    • Provides easy access to the memory expansion slot and removable hard disk drive through its flip-up keyboard
    • Accommodates CardBus cards and PC Cards for additional networking, storage, and modem capabilities
  • Integrated communications
    • Includes built-in 10BASE-T Ethernet
    • Accommodates K56flex technology for the ultimate in modem connectivity
    • Comes with built-in 4-Mbps IrDA technology for easy, wireless LAN access and file sharing



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