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Apple iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell) Specs

Identifiers: Firewire - M7721LL/A* - PowerBook2,2 - M6411 - N/A

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Apple iBook ClamshellThe iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell), features a 366 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 10.0 GB hard drive, a 24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive, 2X AGP ATI Rage Mobility graphics with 8 MB of VRAM, and optional AirPort (802.11b) packed into a sleek handle-equipped conservative "indigo" or outlandish "key lime" case with a 12.1" TFT active matrix display (800x600 native resolution).

The iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell) is similar to the iBook G3/300 (Original/Clamshell) that it replaced, but the "Firewire" model has a single Firewire port -- as the informal name implies -- as well as a faster processor with on chip level 2 cache, a larger standard hard drive, superior video, and different color options. It also introduced a new hybrid A/V port that provides composite audio/video out capabilities.

Also see: What are the differences between the "Firewire Clamshell" iBook models?

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

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September 13, 2000 May 1, 2001
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2000.
1 178
Details: This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerBook2,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
366 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3)
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: N/A
66 MHz 366 MHz (Built-in)
Details: N/A
Open Firmware 1 MB
Details: The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
64k 256k (on chip)
Details: Includes a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC66 SDRAM 10 ns
Details: Uses 144-pin PC66 SO-DIMM memory modules.

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iBook models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?
64 MB 576 MB*
Details: *Apple officially reports that the maximum memory capacity of this system is 320 MB with 64 MB of onboard memory. However, third-parties have been able to upgrade the RAM to 576 MB with a single 512 MB memory module.

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iBook.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iBook.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
64 MB 1
Details: 64 MB onboard, single SO-DIMM slot.
Rage Mobility SDRAM
Details: ATI Rage Mobility (2X AGP) with 8 MB of SDRAM.

Also see: What kind of video processor is provided by the iBook models? Which models can support an external display? What is the maximum resolution supported?
8 MB 8 MB
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
12.1" TFT 800x600
Details: 12.1" TFT active-matrix display with an 800 by 600 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports 640 by 480 when scaled.
Mirroring Only* 800x600*
Details: *The iBook G3/366 (Firewire/Clamshell) can mirror the contents of the internal display on a television or projector via composite video out using the A/V port. It cannot support a second monitor.
10.0 GB N/A
Details: Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iBook models?

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iBook.
2.5" (9.5 mm) EIDE/ATA-2
Details: This model supports a single internal EIDE/ATA-2 2.5" hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
24X CD-ROM None
Details: 24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive.

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iBook models? Can one upgrade the optical drive?
56k v.90 10/100Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11b (Optional) None
Details: Also see: Which iBook models support AirPort? Which support AirPort Extreme? Which have internal support for Bluetooth or Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?
1 (1.1) 1 (400)
Details: One USB 1.1 port and one Firewire "400" port.
AirPort None
Details: This iBook has an internal "AirPort" (802.11b) wireless networking slot with an internal antenna in the case.
Full-size Trackpad
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 76 (US) or 77 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Notebook iBook (Clamshell)
Details: The iBook (Firewire/Clamshell) model was offered in "indigo" and "key lime".
M7721LL/A* Firewire
Details: *M7721LL/A was assigned to the "indigo" model. M7722LL/A was assigned to the "lime green" model that only was available direct from Apple.
M6411 (EMC N/A) PowerBook2,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M6411 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the PowerBook2,2 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
50 W h LiIon 6 Hours
Details: 6 hours under "normal usage conditions" as estimated by Apple.

Also see: What is the battery life of the iBook models?
9.0.4 X 10.4.11
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
Boot/Classic Mode Emulation Only
Details: This model is capable of booting in Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
1.8 x 13.5 x 11.6 6.7 lbs (3.04 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.6 cm, 34.3 cm, 29.5 cm).
US$1499 N/A
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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None None
Details: Also see: Do the iBook models support VGA or DVI out? Do the iBook models support ADC (Apple Display Connector) displays?
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (1.1) 1 (400)
Details: One USB 1.1 port and one Firewire "400" port.
1 (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: Internal 56k v.90 modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
None 1*
Details: *The iBook (Firewire/Clamshell) models lack S-Video out but include an A/V port for composite video out.
None None
Details: No audio in or internal microphone.

Also see: Which iBook models have an internal microphone? Which do not?
1* 1*
Details: *Single A/V port provides audio out capabilities.
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 45 W power adapter.

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