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Apple PowerBook 165c Specs

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Apple PowerBook 165c The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 165c features a 33 MHz 68030 processor and 68882 FPU co-processor, 4 MB of RAM, either an 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, and an internal 1.44 MB floppy drive in a compact portable case with a 8.9" color passive-matrix display.

The PowerBook 165c supports 8-bit color on both the internal display and an external monitor -- dual display or mirrored -- and was the first PowerBook to offer such capability.

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February 10, 1993 December 13, 1993
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 1993.
33 MHz 68030
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Soldered 68882
Details: N/A
33 MHz N/A
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Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
0.5k N/A
Details: N/A
DRAM Card* 85 ns
Details: *Supports a single 85 ns DRAM card.
4 MB 14 MB*
Details: *With 4 MB of onboard memory and a 10 MB memory module.
4 MB 1*
Details: *One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Dedicated* Onboard
Details: *Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
512k* 512k*
Details: *512k of VRAM supports an external color monitor (8-bit, 256 colors). The video cannot be upgraded.
8.9" Color 640x400
Details: 8.9" color (8-bit, 256 colors) FSTN passive-matrix LCD.
80 MB, 160 MB SCSI
Details: *By default, this model was configured with either an 80 MB or a 160 MB hard drive.
None 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: N/A
None* None
Details: *Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
Modem None
Details: N/A
Notebook PowerBook 140
Details: N/A
M4900LL/A* PowerBook 165c
Details: *M4900LL/A refers to the configuration with an 80 MB hard drive. The configuration with a 160 MB hard drive was assigned order number M4920LL/A.
N/A 50
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.
NiCad 1.5-2 Hours
Details: N/A
7.1 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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2.25 x 11.25 x 9.3 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.7 cm, 28.6 cm, 23.6 cm).
US$3400 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.



Click on the underlined category text for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


1 (Mini-15) None
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1 1 (HDI-30)
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2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None* None
Details: *Optional 2400 baud (M0970LL/A) and 14.4k "Express" (M1366LL/A) modems offered.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Omni) None
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 None
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None None
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N/A 1
Details: 110V-220V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 17 Max Watts.



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