Power Mac G3 in Blue and White

The Power Mac G3 in Blue and White is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 1999 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on January 5, 1999, and its price started at $1599.

The new Power Macintosh G3 in Blue and White features a 300 MHz / 350 MHz / 400 MHz or 450 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, 6 GB / 9 GB or 12 GB hard drive, 32x CD-ROM drive, or 5x DVD-ROM, and 16 MB ATI Rage 128 GL graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on August 31, 1999.

Today Power Macintosh G3 in Blue and White is 24 years old!

Power Macintosh G3 in Blue and White
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Power Mac G3 in Blue and White Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 5, 1999 (Revision A)
June 1, 1999 (Revision B)
DiscontinuedAugust 31, 1999
Model IdentifierPowerMac1,1
Model NumberM5183
Order NumberM6670LL/A (300 MHz)
M6668LL/A (350 MHz)
M6666LL/A (350 MHz)
M6665LL/A (400 MHz)
M7556LL/A (350 MHz Revision B)
M7555LL/A (400 MHz Revision B)
M7554LL/A (400 MHz Revision B)
M7553LL/A (450 MHz Revision B)
Original Price$1,599
ColorsBlue and White
Weight30 Ibs.
13.607 KG
Dimensions17” H x 8.9” W x 18.4” D
43.18 cm H x 22.6 cm W x 46.73 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed300 MHz
350 MHz
400 MHz
450 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB or 1 MB backside L2

Storage & Media

Storage6 GB
9 GB
12 GB
Media1 – 24x CD-ROM or 32x CD-ROM
1 – 5x DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM
1 – Zip (Optional)


Built-in Memory64 MB
128 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB
Memory Slots4 – PC-100 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed8 ns (125 MHz)
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardATI Rage 128 GL
ATI Xclaim VR
Graphics Memory4 MB (ATI Xclaim VR)
16 MB (ATI Rage 128 GL)
Display Connection1 – VGA
Display ModesSingle display only


Expansion Slots3 – 33 MHz PCI
1 – 66 MHz PCI
Bays3 or 4 – Internal 3.5″ ATA drive bays
1 – Optical drive bay
1 – Zip 100 bay
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
Optical Drive InterfaceEIDE (ATA-3)


Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k (Optional)
USB2 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (15W total power)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – VGA


Original OSMac OS 8.5.1
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 1.2

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple USB Keyboard
Apple USB Mouse


Backup Battery3.6 V Lithium (922-1262)
Maximum Continuous Power200 W
Line Voltage115 V AC (90-132 V AC) or 230 V AC (180-264 V AC)

Apple Support – Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White): Technical Specifications

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