PowerBook 603

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These PowerBooks all use either the PowerPC 603e or the 603ev. Apple's first PowerPC notebook was the PowerBook 5300 series, which was a disaster for Apple as a significant number shipped DOA, ruining Apple's reputation in the mid-90s.

The light-weight PowerBook Duo 2300 was Apple's only PowerBook Duo with a PowerPC processor. It was discontinued in February 1997, and after a long wait, Apple finally announced a new sub-notebook called the PowerBook 2400.

Date Revision Processor Media* Graphics Display
August 28, 1995PowerBook 5300PPC 603e - 100 MHzFloppy Drive512 KB integrated9.5" grayscale passive matrix - 640x480
August 28, 1995PowerBook 5300cPPC 603e - 100 MHzFloppy Drive512 KB integrated10.4" color active matrix - 640x480
August 28, 1995PowerBook 5300csPPC 603e - 100 MHzFloppy Drive512 KB integrated10.4" color passive matrix - 640x480
August 28, 1995PowerBook 5300cePPC 603e - 117 MHzFloppy Drive512 KB integrated10.4" color active matrix - 800x600
August 28, 1995PowerBook Duo 2300PPC 603e - 100 MHzFloppy DriveN/A9" color active matrix - 640x480
November 20, 1996PowerBook 1400cPPC 603e - 117 MHz6x CD-ROM512 KB/ 1MB integrated11.3" color active matrix - 800x600
November 20, 1996PowerBook 1400cPPC 603e - 133 MHz6x/ 8x CD-ROM512 KB/ 1MB integrated11.3" color active matrix - 800x600
November 20, 1996PowerBook 1400csPPC 603e - 117 MHz6x CD-ROM (optional)512 KB/ 1MB integrated11.3" color dualscan - 800x600
February 17, 1997PowerBook 3400cPPC 603ev - 180 MHz6x/ 12x CD-ROM2MB integrated12.1" color active matrix - 800x600
February 17, 1997PowerBook 3400cPPC 603ev - 200 MHz6x/ 12x CD-ROM2MB integrated12.1" color active matrix - 800x600
February 17, 1997PowerBook 3400cPPC 603ev - 240 MHz12x CD-ROM2MB integrated12.1" color active matrix - 800x600
May 8, 1997PowerBook 2400PPC 603ev - 180 MHzN/A1MB integrated10.4" color active matrix - 800x600
July 14, 1997PowerBook 1400cPPC 603e - 166 MHz8x/ 12x CD-ROM512 KB/ 1MB integrated11.3" color active matrix - 800x600
July 14, 1997PowerBook 1400csPPC 603e - 133 MHz8x CD-ROM512 KB/ 1MB integrated11.3" color dualscan - 800x600
December 17, 1997PowerBook 1400csPPC 603e - 166 MHz12x CD-ROM512 KB/ 1MB integrated11.3" color dualscan - 800x600
April 7, 1998PowerBook 2400 (Japan only)PPC 603ev - 240 MHzN/A1MB integrated10.4" color active matrix - 800x600

*Models that have a CD-ROM drive also include a 1.44 MB Floppy Drive.


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