Archive for ‘PowerBooks’

Macintosh PowerBook 165

The Macintosh PowerBook 165 was a black and white version of the PowerBook 165c. It was launched in 1993 and retailed for just under US$2,000. It sported a 33 Mhz 68030 processor, 4Mb RAM (expandable to 14Mb), 9.8″ 4-bit 640 x 400 passive matrix screen, SCSI HDI30 connector, 80 or 160 MB hard drive, and weighed 6.8lb.

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Macintosh PowerBook 1400cs

The PowerBook 1400cs, part of the PowerBook 1400 family, was the first CD-ROM equipped notebook. The 1400cs sported a dual-scan passive matrix technology but lacked built-in ethernet and a modem.

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Macintosh PowerBook Duo 210

The Duo 210 offered high performance in a 4-pound package. It retailed for US$2,200 and featured a 25Mhz 68030 processor, 4-bit passive screen, 4-32 MB RAM.

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Macintosh PowerBook 160

Released in 1992, the PowerBook 160 introduced gray scale video to the PowerBook line with 4-bit internal grayscale video and support for 8-bit video on an external monitor up to 832 x 624. It was the first model to support an external monitor using Apple’s proprietary VID-14 connector and an adapter) and the first to allow more than 8 MB RAM.

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Macintosh PowerBook G3

The PowerBook G3 line of laptops were the first to be powered by the PowerPC G3 series of CPUs. The fourth generation of this line was code named ‘Pismo’ and supported CPU speeds of 400/500Mhz. A fourth generation of PowerBook G3 was introduced in 2000 with the code name “Pismo” named after the City of Pismo Beach, California. It retailed for US $2,499.

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Macintosh PowerBook Duo 250

The Duo 250 offered high performance in a 4-pound package. It retailed for US$2,200 and featured a 25Mhz 68030 processor, 4-bit passive screen, 4-32 MB RAM.

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Macintosh PowerBook 160

The Macintosh PowerBook 165 was a black and white version of the PowerBook 165c. It was launched in 1993 and retailed for just under US$2,000. It sported a 33 Mhz 68030 processor, 4Mb RAM (expandable to 14Mb), 9.8″ 4-bit 640 x 400 passive matrix screen, SCSI HDI30 connector, 80 or 160 MB hard drive, and weighed 6.8lb.

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Macintosh PowerBook G4

The Macintosh PowerBook G4 (867Mhz) was a powerful 15.2″, 1-inch-thin, 5.4lb laptop running a PowerPC G4 processor. It had the option of a built in Airport Card, and included FireWire, USB, VGA, S-video ports and others.

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Macintosh PowerBook 165c

The PowerBook 165c was the first notebook in the PowerBook line to support color with support for 256 colors via a passive-matrix screen with 8-bit video at 640×400. It was functionally identical to the PowerBook 160.

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Macintosh PowerBook 100

Launched in 1991, the PowerBook 100 came with a Motorola 68000 16-MHz processor, 2-8 Mb RAM, a 9-inch (LCD) with 640 × 400 pixel resolution, and System 7. It revolutionized laptop design by placing the trackball in front of the keyboard.

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