The PowerBook 170

Codename: Road Warrior, Tim
CPU: MC68030
CPU speed: 25 Mhz
FPU: 68882
motherboard RAM: 2 MB
maximum RAM: 8 MB
number of sockets: 1 -- unique slot
minimum speed: 100 ns
L1 cache: 0.5 k
L2 cache: n/a
data path: 32 bit
bus speed: 25 Mhz
slots: modem
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.44 MB SuperDrive
HD: 40-80 MB
CD-ROM: none
Screen: Active Matrix 10" 1 bit (B&W) 640x400
Sound Output: mono 8 bit (built-in speaker)
Sound Input: mono 8 bit
Ethernet: none
Gestalt ID: 21
power: 17 Watts
Weight: 6.8 lbs.
Dimensions: 2.25" H x 11.25" W x 9.3" D
Min System Software: 7.0.1
Max System Software: 7.6.1
introduced: October 1991
terminated: October 1992

When it was released in October 1991, the PowerBook 170 was the premier PowerBook. The first PowerBook to include an active-matrix screen, the 170 also contained a slot for an optional internal modem, making it a truly mobile office computer. The PowerBook 170 sold for $4600, and was discontinued in October 1992, a year after its announcement.

Picture: AppleDesign

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