The PowerMac G3
"Blue & White"

Codename: Yosemite
CPU: PowerPC 750
CPU speed: 300/350/400/450 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 0 MB
maximum RAM: 1 GB
number of sockets: 4 -- PC100 SDRAM DIMM
minimum speed: 100 Mhz/10 ns
ATI RAGE 128 2D/3D graphics card
ROM: 1 MB, (3 MB loaded into RAM)
L1 cache: 32 k data, 32 k instruction
L2 cache: 1 MB backside (1:2)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 100 Mhz
slots: 3 64-bit 33Mhz PCI, 1 32-bit 66Mhz PCI (used by graphics card)
SCSI: optional PCI card
Serial Ports: none
ADB: 1
USB: 2
FireWire: 2 400 Mbps Floppy: none, Zip (optional)
HD: 6-12 GB Ultra ATA (up to 3 36GB available as BTO option)
CD-ROM: 32x, DVD/DVD-RAM available
Display: supports all resolutions
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit
Ethernet: 10/100B-T (1000B-T available as BTO option)
Gestalt ID: 406
power: 200 Watts
Weight: 28.7 lbs.
Dimensions: 17" H x 8.9" W x 18.4"
Min System Software: 8.5.1
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: January 1999
terminated: September 1999

Although it shares the name of its predecessor, the "Blue" PowerMac G3 is an altogether different animal. Sporting an all new translucent "easy-open" case design (code named "El-Capitan"), the new G3 was the first Apple model to support FireWire, Apple's new high-speed serial standard. It was also the first professional model to include USB, although it also came with a "legacy" ADB port for backwards compatibility. In a controversial move, Apple chose not to include standard serial ports, a floppy drive, or on-board SCSI (Apple instead chose Ultra ATA). An internal Zip was available, however, as were SCSI expansion cards. The G3 was available in a number of configurations, starting at $1599, and rounding out near $5000 for the fully loaded server configuration. In late April, the "Blue" line was speed-bumped by 50 Mhz, bringing the high-end model to 450 Mhz.

Pictures: Apple Corporate Site

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