PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Early 2000

The Apple PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Early 2000 is a notebook that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2000 to 2001 as part of the PowerBook G3 series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on February 16, 2000, and its price started at $2499.

The new PowerBook features a 400 MHz or 500 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 14.1″ color LCD display, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, 6 GB / 10 GB / 12 GB or 20 GB hard drive, tray-loading 6x DVD-ROM drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage Mobility 128 graphics.

On September 13, 2000, Apple increased the size of storage from 6 GB to 10 GB hard drive and from 12 GB to 20 GB hard drive. Prices were unchanged.

This PowerBook has been discontinued on January 9, 2001.

Today PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Early 2000 is 22 years old!

PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Early 2000
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PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Early 2000 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 16, 2000
DiscontinuedJanuary 9, 2001
Model IdentifierPowerBook3,1
Model NumberM7572
Order NumberM7630LL/A (400 MHz)
M7711LL/A (400 MHz)
M7633LL/A (500 MHz)
M7712LL/A (500 MHz)
Original Price$2,499
ColorsDark Grey
Weight6.1 Ibs.
2.766 KG
Dimensions1.7” H x 12.7” W x 10.4” D
4.31 cm H x 32.25 cm W x 26.41 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed400 MHz
500 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus100 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
1 MB backside L2

Storage & Media

Storage6 GB
10 GB
12 GB
20 GB
Media1 – 6x DVD-ROM (Tray-loading)


Built-in Memory64 MB
128 MB
Maximum Memory1 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC-100 3.3V 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum Speed8 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display14.1″ Color TFT Active Matrix Display
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768


Graphics CardATI Rage Mobility 128
Graphics Memory8 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA
1 – S-Video
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionNone


Expansion Slots1 – Type I or II
Hard Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
Bays1 – PowerBook Media Bays (1999/2000)


Wi-FiAirPort Card 802.11b (Optional)
Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Infrared1 – 4 Mbps
ADB1 – Internal for Trackpad
USB2 – 12 Mbps
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps (6W total power)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – VGA
1 – S-Video
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 77-key (U.S.) or 78-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, and drag)


Original OSMac OS 9.0.2
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.4.11
FirmwareMac OS ROM 3.5
Bundled SoftwareNone


System Battery50 Wh Lithium-Ion (M7318)
Backup BatteryPowerBook G3 Backup Battery (922-3829)
Battery Life5 hours on one battery
10 hours on two batteries
Maximum Continuous Power45 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W AC (M7332)

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