Macintosh PowerBook 3400c

Introduced: February 1997
Terminated: Early 1998


The PowerBook 3400c ran a PowerPC 603e processor at 180Mhz with a 1.3Gb hard drive, 200Mhz with a 2Gb hard drive and 240Mhz with a 3Gb hard drive.  It came with a 1.4Mb floppy drive and an optional CD-ROM drive.  The PowerBook 3400c had 16Mb of RAM that was expandable to 144Mb.  It had a 12.1” active matrix screen with an 800 x 600 resolution.  It had two Type II or one Type III PC card.  Ethernet or modem connectivity was optional.  It had an analog audio input/output, a built-in microphone and built-in speakers. 


At its release, the PowerBook 3400c was the fastest portable available.  It was Apple’s attempt at reviving its stalled PowerBook line.  Though it was expensive and could only support video mirroring, it was fast and had a number of features. 


Processor: PowerPC 603ev
Processor Speed: 180, 200, 240 MHz
Coprocessor: Built-in FPU
Cache: 16 KB data, 16 KB instruction L1, 256 KB L2
System Bus: 40 MHz
Hard Drive: 1.3 (180 MHz), 2.0 (200 MHz) or 3.0 (240 MHz) GB
Media: 1.44 MB floppy, Optional 6x (180 MHz), 6x (200 MHz), or 12x (240 MHz) CD-ROM
Weight and Dimensions (US): 7.2 lbs., 2.4” H x 11.5” W x 9.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 3.3 kg, 6.1 cm H x 29.2 cm W x 24.1 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 7.6.1 (PowerBook 3400 Enabler)
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS 9.1
Firmware: Open Firmware with Macintosh ROM
Logicboard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 144 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - PB3400
Minimum RAM Speed: 60 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: None
Graphics Memory: 2 MB
Built-in Display: 12.1” Active Matrix 16-bit SVGA LCD
Resolutions: 800 x 600
Display Connection: HDI-15
Expansion Slots: 2 - Type II or 1 - Type III PC Card
Expansion Bays: 5.25-inch bay (Accepts PB 5300 or PB 190 modules)
Hard Drive Bus: ATA
Backup Battery: 3.6 V Lithium
Power Adapter:—
System Battery: Macintosh PowerBook Intelligent Battery (32 Wh Lithium Ion)
Max Watts: 45 W
Ethernet: Optional (180 MHz) or 10BASE-T (200 and 240 MHz)
Infrared: 1 - 1.152 Mbps
Modem: Optional (180 MHz) 33.6k (200 and 240 MHz)
ADB: 1
Serial: 1
USB: None
FireWire: None
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, 1 - Built-in microphone
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 4 - Built in speakers


Introduced in early 1997, the PowerBook 3400c was discontinued in early 1998 to make room for the G3 PowerBook. 



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