The Powerbook 603e powered Apple laptop range included the Powerbook 5300, Powerbook 1400 and Powerbook 3400. It was the last PowerPC CPU used in the Powerbook line, prior to the introduction of the G3 CPU.
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Prior to the PowerBook 3400c series, Apple’s naming of their laptop series followed a convention that took into account the type of hardware they contained.  A ‘c’ followed the identification number to represent a colour screen. For example, the PowerBook … Continue reading

Prior to the PowerBook 3400c series, the names of PowerBooks reflected (among other things) the type of screen they had installed. For example, the PowerBook 1400cs had a passive matrix screen, and the 1400c an active matrix screen. Because all … Continue reading

The Powerbook 2400c/240mHz was released just prior to the dis-continuation of the Powerbook 1400c/166. It offered a replacement to the Powerbook 3400c lineup that had been discontinued a month earlier and was some 25% faster than the just discontinued Powerbook … Continue reading

Apple Powerbook 1400c 166mHz

Released within a week of discontinuing the Powerbook 1400cs/133mHz, the Powerbook 1400cs/166 offered a minor processor upgrade and a boost to the speed of the cd rom drive. However, the cs retained the dual scan display, a far less responsive … Continue reading

Apple Powerbook 1400cs

The Macintosh Powerbook 1400cs/133mHz was released as a replacement to the Powerbook 1400cs/ 117mHz and offered an upgraded processor and larger hard drive. It’s design, which incorporates an excellent keyboard, CD-ROM support, very nice (albeit a bit small) 11.3″ screen, … Continue reading

Apple Powerbook 1400c 166mHz

The last of the Powerbook 1400 line, the release of the Powerbook 1400c/166mHz overlapped with the introduction of the Powerbook 2400c and Powerbook 3400c/240mHz, making it the second slowest Powerbook on the market at the time. However, it’s specifications were better … Continue reading

Powerbook 2400c/180

Released just before the Powerbook 1400c/166 and just after the introduction of the Powerbook 3400/180, the PowerBook 2400c (codenames: “Comet” or “Nautilus”) was one of Apple Computer’s subnotebooks within the PowerBook line. Manufactured by IBM and introduced in May 1997 … Continue reading

Prior to the PowerBook 3400c series, the names of PowerBooks reflected (among other things) the type of screen they had installed. For example, the PowerBook 1400cs had a passive matrix screen, and the 1400c an active matrix screen. Because all … Continue reading

Apple Powerbook 1400cs

A direct replacement for the Powerbook 5300ce/117mHz, the powerbook 1400cs/117mHz was released alongside the Powerbook 1400c/117mHz. However, it’s screen was not as responsive as that of the active matrix Powerbook 1400c and could be seen to “flicker”. In an attempt … Continue reading

Apple Powerbook 1400c

Whilst Japan had received the Powerbook 550c a year earlier, the rest of the world had received the short lived and poorly equipped Powerbook 5300 family.  The release of the Powerbook 1400 introduced a more dynamic laptop to the market. Released … Continue reading