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powerbook 180/c


Minimum OS: 7.1

Maximum OS: 7.6.1

Introduced: June 1993

Terminated: March 1994



CPU: Motorola MC68030

CPU Speed: 33 MHz

FPU: 68882

Bus Speed: 33 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 256 bytes data, 256 bytes instruction


RAM Type: unique

Min RAM Speed: 85 ns

Onboard RAM: 4 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 14 MB

Expansion Slots: modem



Screen: Active Matrix 8.4" color LCD

Max Resolution: 8-bit 640x480



Hard Drive: 80-160 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive



ADB: 1

Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8


Audio In: mono 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono 8 bit

powerbook 180/180c with aktiv-matrix display

The powerbook 180 replaced the 170 at the top of the line. It sported the same external monitor capacity as the cheaper powerbook 160, but was faster and had a FPU.


Introduced in June 1993, the PowerBook 180c included a small 8.4“ active-matrix 256 color screen (first factive-matrix color for powerbooks) and cost $4,160.