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powerbook 2400c

The powerbook 2400c was a subnotebook weighing less than 2.0 kg. Manufacturing was contracted to IBM. In a return to the powerbook 100 form factor, it was a late replacement for the powerbook duo 2300c, which had been the last of the subnotebook powerbook duo series. The 2400c was discontinued in march 1998, with no immediate replacement — the model that followed it was the much larger powerbook G3 series (known as „wallstreet“/„mainstreet"). However, in japan a 2400c with a 240 mhz cpu (codenamed „mighty cat") was offered shortly after the original model's discontinuation, until the end of the year.

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The 2400c used the same ppc processor as the preceding duo 2300c, but at a much higher cpu clock — 180 instead of 100 mhz. However, the 2400 was unable to utilize the duodock like the 2300c was, making the lack of an internal removable drive much more noticeable. 

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Like the powerbook 100 and duo series before it, it was sold with an external floppy drive. Apple did not offer a cd-rom drive for it which was otherwise standard for all other powerbooks. THe 2400c came with two pcmcia card slots. The 2400 is built around a 10.4 in (26 cm) active matrix color lcd screen, making the computer very compact indeed. Apple's current offering in this category is the macbook air. Due to its processor being located on a detachable daughter card, the PowerBook 2400c saw a small number of ppc G3 processor cards created for it. Companies such as interware, vimage, and newer technologies offered processor upgrades which would swap out the 603e for a G3 ranging from 240 MHz to 400 MHz.

powerbook 2400c

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Minimum OS: 7.6

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: May 1997

Terminated: May 1998

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Processor

CPU: PowerPC 603ev

CPU Speed: 180/240 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 40 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 16 kB data, 16 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB

ROM: 4 MB

RAM Type: SO-DIMM

Min RAM Speed: 60 ns

Onboard RAM: 16 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 80 MB

Expansion Slots: 2 Type II or 1 Type III PC Card

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Video

Screen: 10.4" active matrix

Max Resolution: 16 bit 800x600

Video Out: HDI-15

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Storage

ATA Bus: ATA

Floppy Drive: external

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Input/Output

ADB: 1

Serial: 1 Mini DIN-8

SCSI: HDI-30

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono