Macintosh Power Book G Series

Technical Specifications

Processor and memory

  • 233-, 266-, or 300-MHz PowerPC G3 processor
  • Up to 1MB backside level 2 cache on processor module; 117-, 133-, or 150-MHz dedicated 64-bit backside bus
  • 66-MHz system bus
  • Integrated floating-point unit and 64K on-chip level 1 cache (32K data and 32K instruction)
  • 32MB or 64MB of RAM (3.3-volt, unbuffered, 64-bit wide, 144-pin, running at more than 100 MHz, 10-nanosecond cycle time); two SO-DIMM slots support up to 192MB


  • Internal 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB IDE hard disk drive
  • Two expansion bays for CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, optional floppy disk drive, and third-party storage solutions
  • 20x-speed (maximum) CD-ROM drive for use in expansion bay*
  • 1.5x-speed (maximum) DVD-ROM drive for use in expansion bay; supports CD-ROM discs at up to 12x speed*


  • Connectivity
  • Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) port
  • SCSI port for connecting as many as seven external devices
  • High-speed serial (RS-422) port compatible with LocalTalk cables
  • Power adapter port
  • Communications
  • Built-in 10BASE-T Ethernet connector (10 Mbps)
  • RJ-11 modem port for K56flex and V.90 standard modem
  • Infrared technology port (4-Mbps IrDA)
  • PC Card and CardBus expansion
  • Support for two Type I or Type II cards or one Type III card
  • Support for Zoomed Video PC Cards in the lower slot
  • Video
  • S-video output port
  • 24-bit video output port (VGA-style connector)
  • Sound
  • 16-bit CD-quality stereo input/output

Video and graphics support

  • 2MB or 4MB of SGRAM video memory supports millions of colors on up to 20-inch external displays
  • Built-in 2D/3D graphics acceleration through an integrated ATI RAGE LT PRO graphics controller
  • With Macintosh PowerBook DVD-Video PC Card (included with DVD-ROM drive), supports DVDVideo playback*


  • 12.1-inch (diagonal) built-in TFT SVGA active-matrix display; supports millions of colors at 800- by 600-pixel resolution; supports resolution scaling to 640- by 480-pixel resolution
  • 14.1-inch (diagonal) built-in TFT XGA active-matrix display; supports millions of colors at 1,024- by 768-pixel resolution; supports resolution scaling to 640- by 480-pixel or 800- by 600-pixel resolution


  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • Internal omnidirectional microphone


  • 49-watt-hour lithium ion
  • Provides up to 3.5 hours with one battery, and up to 7 hours with two batteries, based on normal use


• Kensington cable lock slot


or 77 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and embedded keypad

Apple trackpad

• Solid-state Apple trackpad provides precise cursor control; supports tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Electrical requirements

  • Line voltage: 100 to 240 volts AC
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 140° F (-25° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 feet (0 to 3,048 m)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet (4,572 m)

Size and weight

  • Width: 10.4 inches (26.4 cm)
  • Height: 12.7 inches (32.3 cm)
  • Depth: 2.0 inches (5.1 cm; 5.3 cm for the 14.1-inch model)
  • Weight (varies by configuration; examples listed below include modem, battery, and CD-ROM module)
  • 12.1-inch model: 7.2 lb. (3.3 kg)
  • 14.1-inch model: 7.8 lb. (3.5 kg)
  • Available in some configurations; see Configurations chart for product details.

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