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Apple PowerBook G3 "FW"

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook G3/500 "FW" (FireWire), codenamed Pismo, features a 500 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB hard drive, and an ATI Rage Mobility 128 video controller with the same portable case and 14.1" TFT color display of the "Bronze" PowerBook G3. Although they share the same case, the PowerBook G3 "FW" series uses a faster logic board design that includes AirPort support and FireWire ports, but lacks a SCSI port.


Introduction Date:

February 16, 2000

Discontinued Date:

January 9, 2001

Processor Type:

PowerPC 750 (G3)

Processor Speed:

500 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

Daughtercard

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 750 (G3)

System Bus Speed:

100 MHz

Backside Bus Speed:

200 MHz

ROM Size:

1 MB (NewWorld) 1.

Data Path:

64-bit

Level 1 Cache:

64k

Level 2 Cache:

1 MB (backside)

RAM Type:

8 ns SO-DIMM

VRAM Type:

Video SDRAM

Standard RAM:

128 MB *

Maximum RAM:

512 MB

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

2

Standard VRAM:

8 MB

Maximum VRAM:

8 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

20.0 GB 2, *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA/66

Standard DVD-ROM:

6X 3, *

Standard Disk:

None

Standard Modem:

56k (internal) *

Standard Ethernet:

10/100Base-T

Case Type:

Portable (Black)

Form Factor:

PowerBook G3/333

Exp. Slots:

AirPort, Type I/II PC 4.

Exp. Bays (Free):

N/A

Battery Type:

50 W/Hr LiIon

Battery Life:

5 hours, 9-10 hours 5.

Built-in Display:

14.1" Color 6.

Supported MacOS:

9.0, 9.1, X

Dimensions:

1.7 x 10.4 x 12.7 7.

Avg. Weight:

5.7-6.1 lbs. 8.

Original Price:

$3500 US

Est. Current Price:

$1200-$1500 US

Notes:

*. Custom configurations also were available, standard configuration listed.
1.
Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
2.
20 GB drive after September 13, 2000, 12.0 GB in earlier configs.
3.
The DVD-ROM drive can also use CD-ROMs.
4. One Type I or II PC card, or CardBus card.
5. 5 hours with single battery, 9-10 hours with dual batteries.
6. 14.1" TFT color display.
7. In inches, height x width x depth (while closed).
8. Weight varies slightly depending on configuration.
9. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.