The PowerBook
G3 Series
(Rev. 2)

Codename: PDQ
CPU: PowerPC 750
CPU speed: 233/266/300 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 32 MB
maximum RAM: 192 MB
number of sockets: 2 -- standard SO-DIMM
minimum speed: 100 Mhz/10 ns
ROM: 4 MB
L1 cache: 32 k data, 32 k instruction
L2 cache: 512k backside (1:2)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 66 Mhz
slots: 2 Type II or 1 Type III PC Card (CardBus compliant)
SCSI: HDI-30
Serial Ports: 1
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.4 MB removable SuperDrive, Zip (optional)
HD: 2 GB (IDE) (base)
CD-ROM: 24x, DVD-ROM available
screen: 14.1" active matrix TFT, 24 bit (true color) 1024x768
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit (built in speaker)
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit (built in mono mic)
Ethernet: 10B-T
Gestalt ID: ?
power: 45 Watts
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Dimensions: 2" H x 12.7" W x 10.4" D
Min System Software: 8.1
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: August 1998
terminated: May 1999

Announced in August 1998, The Rev. 2 PowerBook G3 was an answer to supply problems that had been troubling Apple all summer. By standardizing the bus speed (to 66 Mhz) and the screen size (to 14.1"), Apple could further streamline the production process, and ship PowerBooks faster. While 266 and 300 Mhz versions took some time to make it into the resseller channel, the 233 Mhz model (now equipped with a L2 cache) was available immediately.

The 233 Mhz was initially sold for $2,799, the 266 Mhz model for $3,499, and the 300 Mhz model for $3,999. There was also a limited-edition 233 Mhz 12.1" active-matrix model which sold for $2,299.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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