PowerBook G3

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The PowerBook G3 was first introduced in November 1997. The Kanga was basically a PowerBook 3400 with a G3 and is the only PowerBook G3 not officially supported by Mac OS X. It was well-known for its extremely fast depreciation rate.

The Wall Street was a major redesign and offered several enhancements as well as being the first BTO PowerBook. However, as there were many different models, Apple suffered from supply issues. The second revision Wall Street, also known as the PDQ, had a more unified approach, ditching the multiple screen sizes and keeping the bus at 66 MHz. There was also a limited-edition version of the PDQ which included a 12" 800x600 display.

Lombard was two pounds lighter and 20% thinner than its predecessor and with two batteries, could be used for up to 10 hours on the go. The keyboard was also changed to use a translucent bronze plastic.

Models

Date Revision Processor L2 Cache System Bus Max RAM Optical Drive Graphics Display
November 10, 1997KangaPPC 750 G3 - 250 MHz512 KB50 MHz160 MBCD-ROM2MB integrated12.1" - 800x600
May 6, 1998Wall StreetPPC 740 G3 - 233 MHz512 KB66 MHz192 MBCD-ROMATI Rage LT 2MB12.1" - 800x600
May 6, 1998Wall StreetPPC 750 G3 - 250 MHz1 MB83 MHz192 MBCD-ROMATI Rage Pro 4MB13.3"/14.1" - 1024x768
May 6, 1998Wall StreetPPC 750 G3 - 292 MHz1 MB83 MHz192 MBCD-ROMATI Rage Pro 4MB13.3"/14.1" - 1024x768
September 1, 1998Wall Street II/ PDQPPC 750 G3 - 233 MHz512 KB66 MHz256 MBCD-ROM/DVD-ROMATI Rage LT 2MB14.1" - 1024x768
September 1, 1998Wall Street II/ PDQPPC 750 G3 - 266 MHz1 MB66 MHz256 MBCD-ROM/DVD-ROMATI Rage Pro 4MB14.1" - 1024x768
September 1, 1998Wall Street II/ PDQPPC 750 G3 - 300 MHz1 MB66 MHz256 MBCD-ROM/DVD-ROMATI Rage Pro 4MB14.1" - 1024x768
April 10, 1998LombardPPC 750 G3 - 333 MHz512 KB66 MHz512 MBCD-ROM/DVD-ROMATI Rage LT Pro 8MB14.1" - 1024x768
April 10, 1998LombardPPC 750 G3 - 400 MHz1 MB66 MHz512 MBDVD-ROMATI Rage LT Pro 8MB14.1" - 1024x768
February 16, 2000Pismo (PB Firewire)PPC 750 G3 - 400 MHz1 MB100 MHz1 GBDVD-ROMATI Rage Mobility 128 8MB14.1" - 1024x768
February 16, 2000Pismo (PB Firewire)PPC 750 G3 - 500 MHz1 MB100 MHz1 GBDVD-ROMATI Rage Mobility 128 8MB14.1" - 1024x768

Notes

  • Wall Street, PDQ and Lombard are actually capable of having 512MB RAM.
  • Kanga could only achieve up to 4 hours of battery. Because Wall Street and the PDQ could hold two batteries, up to 7 hours could be reached. Lombard and Pismo bettered that, reaching up to 10 hours in some cases.
  • Kanga, Wall Street and PDQ weighed roughly 7.5 lbs/ 3.4 kg, while Lombard and Pismo weigh in at just 5.9 lbs/ 2.7 kg.


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