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Apple PowerBook Duo 230 Specs

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Apple PowerBook Duo 230The Apple PowerBook Duo 230 features a 33 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM and an 80 MB or 120 MB hard drive in a compact, lightweight portable case with a 9.1" grayscale passive-matrix "Supertwist" display.

The PowerBook Duo series provides both a portable computer and the and the option to set up a full-powered desktop Macintosh by plugging the notebook into a compatible Duo Dock.

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October 19, 1992 July 27, 1994
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 1992.
33 MHz 68030
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Soldered None*
Details: *When docked, this model can use an FPU, if provided by a compatible Duo Dock.
33 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
0.5k N/A
Details: N/A
DRAM Card* 70 ns
Details: *Supports a single 70 ns DRAM card.
4 MB 28 MB*
Details: *With a 32 MB memory card installed, the 4 MB of onboard memory cannot be addressed.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
4 MB 1 (Duo)
Details: N/A
Dedicated* Onboard
Details: *Video function provided by onboard 80 ns VRAM.
N/A N/A
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
9.1" Grayscale 640x400
Details: 9.1" grayscale passive-matrix (4-bit, 16 grays) Supertwist LCD with a 640x400 native resolution.
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
80 MB, 120 MB* SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is equipped with an 80 MB or 120 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
Modem, Dock (PDS) None
Details: 152-pin PDS provides connectivity to compatible docks.
Notebook PowerBook Duo 210
Details: N/A
M4195LL/A* PowerBook Duo 230
Details: *M4195LL/A refers to this model configured with an 80 MB hard drive. Configured with a 120 MB hard drive is order number M4196LL/A.
M7777 32
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M7777 Model Number and 32 Gestalt ID.

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Duo NiMH Type I 2.0-4.0 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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1.4 x 10.9 x 8.5 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (3.6 cm, 27.7 cm, 21.6 cm).
US$2610 N/A
Details: Photo Credit: MacUser Magazine, December 1993.


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None None
Details: N/A
None None
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1 None
Details: Single serial port can be used with either a serial printer or modem.
None* None
Details: *Internal modem optional upgrade.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 85V-270V AC, 47-63 Hz Frequency, 25 Max Watts.

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