PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Late 1998

The Apple PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Late 1998 is a notebook that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1998 to 1999 as part of the PowerBook G3 series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on September 1, 1998, and its price started at $2799.

The new PowerBook features a 233 MHz / 266 MHz or 300 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 14.1″ color LCD display, 32 MB or 64 MB of RAM, 2 GB / 4 GB or 8 GB hard drive, 1.44 MB floppy drive, 20x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and 2 MB ATI Rage Pro LT graphics in the base model.

This PowerBook has been discontinued on May 10, 1999.

Today PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Late 1998 is 25 years old!

PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Late 1998
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PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Late 1998 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 1, 1998
DiscontinuedMay 10, 1999
Model Identifier406
Model NumberM4753
Order NumberM7109LL/A
Original Price$2,799
ColorsDark Grey
Weight7.8 Ibs.
3.538 KG
Dimensions2” H x 12.7” W x 10.4” D
5.08 cm H x 32.25 cm W x 26.41 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed233 MHz
266 MHz
300 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus66 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB L2 (233 MHz)
1 MB backside L2 (266 MHz & 300 MHz)
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB floppy
1 – 20x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (Tray-loading)


Built-in Memory32 MB
64 MB
Maximum Memory192 MB (Apple)
512 MB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC-100 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


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


Graphics CardATI Rage Pro LT
Graphics Memory2 MB
4 MB
Display Connection1 – VGA
1 – S-Video
Display ModesVideo mirroring only
External ResolutionNone


Expansion Slots2 – Type II or 1 – Type III PC Card
Hard Drive InterfaceATA-2
Bays2 – PowerBook Media Bays (1998)


Infrared1 – 4 Mbps
ADB1 – External
1 – Internal for Trackpad
SCSI1 – HDI-30
Floppy PortNone
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 8.1
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.2.8
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone


System Battery49 Wh Lithium-Ion (M6385 & M4685)
Backup BatteryPowerBook G3 Backup Battery (922-3380)
Battery Life3.5 hours on one battery
7 hours on two batteries
Maximum Continuous Power45 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W AC (M4402)

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