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Apple PowerBook 1400cs/166The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 1400cs/166 features a 166 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.3 GB hard drive and an 12X CD-ROM drive in a black portable case with a 11.3" color dual-scan display.

The PowerBook 1400cs/166 built-in display supports 16-bit color and the computer also can support up-to 8-bit color on an external monitor with an optional video card.

The PowerBook 1400cs/166 is similar to the PowerBook 1400c/166, but the c has a higher quality active-matrix display.

The PowerBook 1400 series was the first PowerBook line to introduce an internal CD-ROM drive, "stackable" memory modules, and "BookCovers" to customize the look of each PowerBook.

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  • Tech Specs
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Click on the category for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.

December 17, 1997 May 6, 1998
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 1997.
166 MHz PowerPC 603e
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
PowerBook 1400 PDS Integrated
Details: A variety of third-party processor upgrades were available.
33.3 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 128k
Details: N/A
DRAM Card* 70 ns
Details: *Two 70 ns PowerBook 1400 series specific DRAM cards can be "piggy backed" in a single slot.
16 MB 64 MB
Details: A maximum of 64 MB of RAM is possible with the 16 MB of onboard RAM and two 24 MB memory modules.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
16 MB* 1*
Details: *16 MB of RAM is onboard. Although the system only has one RAM slot, it supports "piggy backing" of as many as two memory cards.
Dedicated* Onboard
Details: *Default video function provided by onboard VRAM.
512k (Optional*) 512k*
Details: *In addition to the onboard memory for the internal display, this model can hold an optional 512k video card to support an external color display.
11.3" Color 800x600
Details: 11.3" color dual-scan (16-bit, thousands of colors) SVGA LCD.
None* N/A
Details: *By default, this model does not support an external display. However, with the installation of an optional video card, it can support one.
1.3 GB ATA
Details: N/A
12X 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: Swappable CD-ROM bay also supports a Zip drive, second hard drive or second battery along with other third-party options.
33.6k (Optional) None
Details: An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
2 Type II PC Card* 1 5.25"**
Details: *2 Type II PC Card (1 Type III).

**The CD-ROM bay holds PowerBook 1400 series specific removable modules that can be swapped with other removable storage drives, hard drives, and batteries.
Notebook PowerBook 1400
Details: N/A
M6274LL/A PowerBook 1400
Details: N/A
M3571 310
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M3571 Model Number and 310 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
NiMH 1.5-4 Hours
Details: N/A
8.0 8.0-9.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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2.0 x 11.5 x 9.0 6.7 lbs (3 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 29.2 cm, 22.9 cm).
US$2000 N/A
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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None* None
Details: *HDI-15 video port provided by optional video card.
1 1 (HDI-30)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: Single serial port can be used with either a serial printer or modem.
None* None
Details: *An internal optional 33.6k modem was offered.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Line Level) 1 (16-Bit Stereo)
Details: N/A
1 (16-Bit Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 110V-220V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 45 Max Watts.

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