Macintosh PowerBook 180


At A Glance

The PowerBook 180, released in 1992, replaced the PowerBook 170 with a more powerful 44Mhz 68030 processor. The PowerBook 180 shipped with a 9.5″ active matrix LCD, 4-bit grayscale screen, 1.44Mb floppy and an internal 80Mb hard drive. View the original specifications of the Macintosh PowerBook 180.

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Original Specifications


  • Microprocessor:
    • 68030, running at 25 MHz
    • 68882 math coprocessor, running at 25 MHz
  • Disk Storage:
    • One built-in 1.4MB drive that uses high-density floppy disks; it reads, writes, and formats Macintosh, MS-DOS, OS/2, and ProDOS disks.
    • One internal 80MB hard disk
  • Video Display:
    • 9 inch (254 mm) diagonal
    • Backlit active-matrix liquid crystal display
    • 640 by 400 pixels
  • Battery:
    • NiCad, 2.5 ampere-hours, provides 2 to 3 hours of use before recharging is necessary
    • Recharge time: 100% recharged after 5 hours; 80% recharged after 3 hours
  • 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 long-life lithium battery
  • Interfaces:
    • One Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) port for keyboard, mouse, and other devices using a low-speed, synchronous serial bus
    • Two RS-422 serial ports for LocalTalk networking, printers, modems, and other devices
    • One HDI-30 SCSI port for hard disks, scanners, CD-ROM drives, and other devices
    • One sound output port for external audio amplifier
    • One sound-in port

  • Modem:
    • Internal 2400-baud modem with fax send at 9600 baud; includes fax send software
    • Error correction and compression: MNP 4,5 and V.42, V.42bis
  • Sound Generator:
    • Apple Sound Chip provides 8-bit sound capable of driving stereo headphones or other stereo equipment through the sound port.
    • 8-bit sound, sampled at 11 or 22 kHz
  • ADB Power Requirements:
    • Maximum current draw for all ADB devices is 50 milliamps (a maximum of three ADB devices is recommended)
  • 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: 2.25 inches (5.7 cm)
    • Width: 11.25 inches (28.6 cm)
    • Depth: 9.3 inches (23.6 cm)
    • Weight: 6.8 lb. (3.08 kg)
  • Environmental Requirements:
    • Operating temperature: 50 to 104 degrees F (10 to 40 degrees C)
    • Storage temperature: -40 to +149 degrees F (-40 to +65 degrees C)
    • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
    • Altitude: Operating: 3048 m (10,000 ft.) maximum Shipping (non-operating) 0 to 15,000 ft. (0 to 4,722 m)



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