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Apple PowerBook G3 233 (Wallstreet) Specs

Identifiers: G3 Series/Wallstreet - M6477LL/A* - N/A* - M4753 - None

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Apple PowerBook G3The PowerBook G3/233 (Wallstreet) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Series" as dubbed by Apple, but more commonly referred to by its codename of "Wallstreet" -- features a 233 MHz PowerPC 740 (G3) processor (no backside cache), 32 MB of RAM, 2 MB or 4 MB of SGRAM for video, a 2.0 GB hard drive, and a 20X tray-loading CD-ROM drive in a curvaceous black portable case with either a 12.1" STN (passive matrix), 13.3" TFT, or 14.1" TFT color display.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" has 2D/3D graphics acceleration, "zoomed video" support, dual "hot-swappable" bays which both can hold batteries or expansion modules (the left is a 3.5" bay and the right a 5.25" bay), dual Card Bus compatible PC card slots, and a new "fn" key which creates a numerical keyboard for quicker data entry. The 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models have S-video out as well.

The Wallstreet "PowerBook G3 Series" additionally was the first PowerBook line available "buld to order", and as a result, there were many possible configurations of the PowerBook G3/233 (Wallstreet). M6359LL/A had a 12.1-inch passive matrix display, no modem, and no floppy drive, and sold for US$2299. M6481LL/A had a 13.3-inch active matrix display and sold for US$2999, and M6484LL/A had a 14.1-inch active matrix display and sold for US$3499. Other configurations were available as well.

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

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May 6, 1998 September 1, 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 1998.
1 N/A
Details: N/A 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 N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
233 MHz PowerPC 740 (G3)
Details: N/A
PB G3 Daughtercard Integrated
Details: A variety of third-party processor upgrades were available.
66 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
64k None
Details: The PowerBook G3/233 (Wallstreet) models used a PowerPC 740 (G3) processor without a level 2 cache.
PC100 SDRAM 10 ns
Details: Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.
32 MB 512 MB*
Details: *Apple officially supports 192 MB of RAM in this model. However, third-parties have been able to upgrade it to 512 MB using two 256 MB memory modules.

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this PowerBook G3.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: N/A
Details: Apple formally reports only that this model has either 2 MB or 4 MB of SGRAM, but it uses onboard ATI Rage LT graphics.
2 MB, 4 MB* 2 MB, 4 MB*
Details: *12.1-inch configurations have 2 MB of VRAM, 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch configurations have 4 MB of VRAM. Regardless, the video cannot be upgraded.
12.1" STN* 800x600*
Details: *Available with three different displays -- either a 12.1" STN passive matrix display with an 800x600 native resolution, a 13.3" TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution, or a 14.1" TFT active-matrix display, also with a 1024x768 native resolution.
Mirroring Only 1024x768*
Details: *13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models also have S-video out.
Details: This model does not support hard drives larger than 128 GB.

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this PowerBook G3.
20X CD-ROM* 1.44 MB* (Manual)
Details: *This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that holds a 20X CD-ROM drive by default. The floppy drive also is a swappable 3.5" module that can be inserted in either bay. The floppy module was standard on configurations with the exception of M6359LL/A.
56.6k* 10Base-T
Details: *Internal 56.6k modem standard on M6477LL/A. Optional upgrade on other configurations.
None None
Details: This model does not support AirPort or Bluetooth.
None None
Details: N/A
2 Type II PC Card* 1 3.5", 1 5.25"
Details: *2 Type II PC card slots also support one Type III card (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with a 20X CD-ROM drive, and one 3.5" bay that shipped with a battery. Please note that these bays only are compatible with the Wallstreet/PDQ models.
Full-size Trackpad
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has 77 (US) or 78 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and an embedded numeric keypad. The trackpad supports tap, double tap, and drag capabilities.
Notebook PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
Details: N/A
M6477LL/A* G3 Series/Wallstreet
Details: *M6477LL/A refers to the configuration with a 12.1-inch display, modem, and floppy drive. M6359LL/A refers to a configuration with a 12.1-inch display and no modem or floppy drive. M6481LL/A refers to a configuration with a 13.3-inch display and M6484LL/A refers to a configuration with a 14.1-inch display. Other configurations were available by build-to-order.
M4753 (EMC None) N/A*
Details: *This model does not have a Model Identifier. 314 is the Gestalt ID for configurations with 12.1-inch displays and 312 for configurations with 13.3 -inch and 14.1-inch displays.

Also see: All Macs with the M4753 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
49 W h LiIon 3.5 Hours, 7 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimated 3.5 hours with a single battery and 7 hours with dual batteries under "normal usage conditions".
8.0 X 10.2.8
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.2.8.
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.
2.0 x 10.4 x 12.7 7.2, 7.6, 7.8 lbs*
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (5.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm). *This system is 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg) when configured with a 12.1-inch display, 7.6 lbs (3.4 kg) when configured with a 13.3-inch display, and 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg) when configured with a 14.1-inch display.
US$2299-US$3499* N/A
Details: *Starting at US$2299 for a 12.1-inch model without floppy or modem (M6477LL/A), US$2999 for a 13.3-inch model (M6481LL/A), and US$3499 (M6484LL/A) for a 14.1-inch model.

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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1 (VGA) None
Details: N/A
1 1 (HDI-30)
Details: Single ADB and SCSI ports.
None 1
Details: Single Geoport can be used with either a serial printer or modem.
None None
Details: N/A
1* (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: *Internal 56.6k modem standard on most configurations. IrDA port also provided.
None 1*
Details: *Only the 13.3-inch and 14.1-inch models have S-video out. The 12.1-inch models do not.
1 (Internal) 1
Details: Internal microphone and 16-bit stereo sound audio in jack.
1 None
Details: Single 16-bit stereo sound output minijack also can be used with headphones.
1 None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC power adapter, 45 Max watts.

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