PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Mid 1999

The Apple PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Mid 1999 is a notebook that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1999 to 2000 as part of the PowerBook G3 series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on May 10, 1999, and its price started at $2499.

The new PowerBook features a 333 MHz or 400 MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 14.1″ color LCD display, 64 MB of RAM, 4 GB / 6 GB or 10 GB hard drive, tray-loading 24x CD-ROM or 2x DVD-ROM drive, and 8 MB ATI Rage Pro LT graphics in the base model.

This PowerBook has been discontinued on February 16, 2000.

Today PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Mid 1999 is 23 years old!

PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Mid 1999
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PowerBook G3 14.1-inch Mid 1999 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMay 10, 1999
DiscontinuedFebruary 16, 2000
Model IdentifierPowerBook1,1
Model NumberM5343
Order NumberM7304LL/A (333 MHz)
M7308LL/A (400 MHz)
Original Price$2,499
$3,499
ColorsDark Grey
Weight5.9 Ibs.
2.676 KG
Dimensions1.6” H x 12.7” W x 10.4” D
4.06 cm H x 32.25 cm W x 26.41 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 750 G3
Processor Speed333 MHz
400 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus66 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB L2 (333 MHz)
1 MB backside L2 (400 MHz)

Storage & Media

Storage4 GB
6 GB
10 GB
Media1 – 24x CD-ROM or 2x DVD-ROM (Tray-loading)

Memory

Built-in Memory64 MB
Maximum Memory384 MB (Apple)
512 MB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC66 3.3V 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

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

Graphics

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

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – Type I or II
Hard Drive InterfaceATA-2
Bays2 – PowerBook Media Bays (1999/2000)

Connections

Wi-FiNone
Ethernet10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k
BluetoothNone
Infrared1 – 4 Mbps
ADB1 – Internal for Trackpad
SerialNone
SCSI1 – HDI-30
USB2 – 12 Mbps
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)

Software

Original OSMac OS 8.6
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.3.9
FirmwareMacintosh ROM
Bundled SoftwareNone

Power

System Battery50 Wh Lithium-Ion (M7318)
Backup BatteryPowerBook G3 Backup Battery (922-3329)
Battery Life5 hours on one battery
10 hours on two batteries
Maximum Continuous Power45 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W AC (M4402)

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