Apple Powerbook

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 5300cs/100 features a 100 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, and a 500 MB or 750 MB hard drive in a portable black case with a 10.4″ color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 5300cs/100 supports 8-bit color on the built-in display, but also can support up-to 16-bit color on an external monitor with the installation of an optional video card.

Although the PowerBook 5300 series heralded a couple of firsts — it was the first PowerBook line to have PowerPC processors and “hot swappable” drive bays — it was initially plagued by battery and quality problems and required “reworking” by Apple to perform well.

The 5300 is seen in several movies during the 1990s, including Liar Liar (1997), Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997), Home Alone 3 (1997), The Saint (1997), Volcano (1997), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Jingle All the Way (1996), Ransom (1996) and Independence Day (1996).

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