The PowerBook 3400

Codename: Hooper
CPU: PowerPC 603ev
CPU speed: 180/200/240 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 16 MB
maximum RAM: 144 MB
number of sockets: 1 -- unique slot
minimum speed: 60 ns
ROM: 4 MB
L1 cache: 16 k data, 16 k instruction
L2 cache: 256 k
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 40 Mhz
slots: 2 Type II or 1 Type III PC Card, Ethernet/Video slot
SCSI: HDI-30
Serial Ports: 1
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.44 MB SuperDrive
HD: 1.3/2.0/3.0 GB
CD-ROM: 6X (180/200 Mhz)/12X (240 Mhz) Screen: 12.1" active matrix 16-bit (thousands of colors) SVGA LCD (800x600)
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit, built-in stereo speaker
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit, built-in mono mic
Ethernet: optional 10bT
Gestalt ID: 306
power: 45 Watts
Weight: 7.2 lbs.
Dimensions: 2.4" H x 11.5" W x 9.5" D
Min System Software: 7.6.1
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: February 1997
terminated: early 1998

When it was announced in February 1997, The PowerBook 3400 was the fastest portable computer in the world. After several years of PowerBook trouble, Apple hoped to revitalize its portable market share with this new PCI-based model. Its drive bay was compatible with the older 5300 model, and it was the first PowerBook to utilize the 1 MB IrDA Infra-red standard. The 3400 ranged from $4,500 for 180 Mhz and no CD-ROM to $6,500 for 240 Mhz, fully loaded. (The 240 Mhz model was announced at the same time as the slower models, but shipped several months later.)

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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