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powerbook 170

 

Minimum OS: 7.0.1

Maximum OS: 7.6.1

Introduced: October 1991

Terminated: October 1992

 

Processor 

CPU: Motorola MC68030

CPU Speed: 25 MHz

FPU: none

Bus Speed: 25 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 256 bytes data, 256 bytes instruction

ROM: 1 MB

RAM Type: unique

Min RAM Speed: 100 ns

Onboard RAM: 2 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 8 MB

Expansion Slots: modem

 

Video 

Screen: 10" Active Matrix

Max Resolution: 1 bit 640x400

 

Storage 

Hard Drive: 40-80 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

 

Input/Output 

ADB: 1

Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8

SCSI: HDI-30

Audio Out: mono 8 bit mini

Audio In: mono 8 bit mini

Speaker: mono

powerbook 170

Simultaneously with the powerbook 100 apple launched out also the models powerbook 140 and powerbook 170 with system 7.0.1.

In the powerbook 140 and 170 apple built its own board with considerably more powerful 68030 processor from motorola. 25 MHz L1 cache and even a floating-point unit made the powerbook 170 to a quite rapid portable device. With $4,600 base price however you paid more than twice the price of the powerbook 100.

The 10"-active matrix LCD of the powerbook 170 with 640x400 pixels was brilliant.