The PowerBook
G3 Series
(Bronze Keyboard)

Codename: 101, Lombard
CPU: PowerPC 750
CPU speed: 333/400 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 64 MB
maximum RAM: 384 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 (333Mhz)/1 MB (400 Mhz) backside (5:2)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 66 Mhz
slots: single Type I or II (CardBus compliant)
SCSI: HDI-30
Serial Ports: none
USB: 2 Stacked
ADB: none
Floppy: none, Zip optional
HD: 4 GB (333)/6 GB (400) (IDE)
CD-ROM: 24x, DVD-ROM for 400 Mhz
VRAM: 8 MB (ATI Rage LT Pro)
Screen: 14.1" active matrix TFT, 24 bit (true color) 1024x768
Video out: VGA (Max 24-bit 1280x960 non-mirror), S-Video
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit (2 built in speakers)
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit (built in mono mic)
Ethernet: 10/100 B-T
Gestalt ID: 406
power: 45 Watts??
Weight: 5.9 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.6" H x 12.7" W x 10.4" D
Min System Software: 8.6
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: May 1999
terminated: February 2000

The "Bronze Keyboard" Powerbook G3 series was announced in May 1999. It included several improvements to the previous Powerbook G3, including the addition of on-board USB, and the option of an on-board MPEG-2 decoder. The big news, however, was that the "Bronze" was 20% thinner than its predecessor, nearly two pounds lighter, and boasted significantly longer battery life. Some sacrifices were made to achieve the new form factor, most notably the inclusion of only a single PC-card slot (previous powerbooks had two.).

The "Bronze Keyboard" Powerbook G3 came in two configurations: the 333 Mhz was initially sold for $2,499, and the 400 Mhz DVD model was $3,499. (there was no DVD upgrade path for the 333Mhz model.) Although Steve Jobs originally announced a May 20 shipping date, few units shipped before mid-June.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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