Power Macintosh G3 Minitower

The Apple Power Macintosh G3 Minitower is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1997 to 1998 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on November 10, 1997, and its price started at $2399.

The new Power Macintosh features a 233 MHz / 266 MHz / 300 MHz or 333 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 32 MB / 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, 4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB or 9 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM drive, 1.44 MB floppy drive, and 2 MB ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on December 14, 1998.

Today Power Macintosh G3 Minitower is 24 years old!

Power Macintosh G3 Minitower
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Power Macintosh G3 Minitower Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedNovember 10, 1997 (233 MHz & 266 MHz)
March 17, 1998 (300 MHz)
August 12, 1998 (333 MHz)
DiscontinuedJuly 7, 1998 (233 MHz)
August 12, 1998 (266 MHz)
December 14, 1998 (300 MHz & 333 MHz)
Model Identifier510
Model NumberM4405
Order NumberM6431LL/A
M6142LL/A
M6459LL/A
M6572LL/A
M6494LL/A
M7247LL/A
M7107LL/A
Original Price$2,399
$2,999
$3,399
$4,199

$4,599
ColorsPlatinum
Weight33.1 Ibs.
15 KG
Dimensions15.2” H x 9.6” W x 17.8” D
38.6 cm H x 24.38 cm W x 45.21 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed233 MHz
266 MHz
300 MHz
333 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus66 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB or 1 MB backside L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
9 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 12x CD-ROM
1 – DVD-ROM
1 – Zip (Optional)

Memory

Built-in Memory32 MB
64 GB
128 MB
Maximum Memory384 MB (Apple)
768 MB (Actual)
Memory Slots3 – PC66 3.3v 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum Speed10 ns
ROM4 MB
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardATI 3D Rage II+
ATI 3D Rage Pro
Graphics Memory2 MB
6 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15
Display ModesSingle display only

Expansion

Expansion Slots3 – PCI
1 – PERCH
Bays1 – 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch SCSI / ATI devices
Hard Drive InterfaceATA-2 and SCSI

Connections

Ethernet10BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k (Optional)
Wi-FiNone
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – RCA input (Optional)
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – RCA output (Optional)
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15

Software

Original OSMac OS 8
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.2.8
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsAppleDesign Keyboard
ADB Mouse II

Power

Backup Battery3.6-3.9 V Lithium (922-4542)
Maximum Continuous Power240 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC

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