Macintosh PowerBook 170

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 170 is a notebook that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1991 to 1992 as part of the Macintosh PowerBook series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on October 21, 1991, and its price started at $4600.

The new PowerBook features a 25 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 9.8″ monochrome LCD display, 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on October 19, 1992.

Today Macintosh PowerBook 170 is 31 years old!

Macintosh PowerBook 170
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Macintosh PowerBook 170 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 21, 1991
DiscontinuedOctober 19, 1992
Model Identifier21
Model NumberM1057LL/A
Original Price$4,600
ColorsGrey
Weight6.8 Ibs.
3.084 KG
Dimensions2.25” H x 11.25” W x 9.3” D
5.71 cm H x 28.57 cm W x 23.62 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68030
Processor Speed25 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus25 MHz
Cache0.5 KB L1
CoprocessorMotorola 68882 FPU

Storage & Media

Storage40 MB
80 MB
Media1.44 MB floppy

Memory

Built-in Memory4 MB
Maximum Memory8 MB
Memory Slots1 – PowerBook 1xx (70-pin connector)
Minimum Speed100 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in Display9.8″ diagonal active matrix transflective LCD
Resolutions640 x 400

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display ConnectionNone

Expansion

Expansion SlotsInternal 20-pin connector for the optional 2400-baud modem card
Hard Drive Interface30-pin SCSI
BaysUnknown

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.0.1
Maximum OSMac OS 7.6.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

Wi-FiNone
EthernetNone
ModemInternal 2400-bps
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSIHDI-30
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
InfraredNone
DisplayNone

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in 64-key (U.S.) or 64-key (ISO) 3.0-mm travel keyboard
TrackpadBuilt-in 25-mm trackball pointing device

Power

System Battery2.5-ampere-hour NiCad battery
Backup Battery3 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power17 W
Line VoltageUnknown
Power AdapterUnknown

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References:
Apple Support – Macintosh PowerBook 170: Technical Specifications