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Apple PowerBook G3 333 (Bronze KB/Lombard) Specs

Identifiers: Bronze KB/Lombard - M7304LL/A - PowerBook1,1 - M5343 - None

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Apple PowerBook G3The PowerBook G3/333 (Bronze Keyboard/Lombard) -- formally a member of the "PowerBook G3 Bronze Keyboard" series as dubbed by Apple, but often referred to by its codename of "Lombard" -- features a 333 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of "backside" level 2 cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a tray-loading 24X CD-ROM drive, and ATI Rage LT Pro graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM in a sleek black portable case with a 14.1" TFT active-matrix color display.

In addition to faster processors and the "bronze keyboard" for which it is named, the PowerBook G3 "Bronze Keyboard" systems are approximately 20% thinner than earlier PowerBook G3 models, have longer battery life, weigh substantially less and add dual display support. Also when compared to the "PDQ" models before them, the "Bronze Keyboard' PowerBook G3 models exchanged the ADB and Mac serial ports for dual onboard USB ports (while retaining the SCSI port), added 10/100Base-T Ethernet (up from 10Base-T) and dropped one of the two PC card slots.

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

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May 10, 1999 February 16, 2000
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 1999.
1 174
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 PowerBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
333 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3)
Details: N/A
PB G3 Daughtercard Integrated
Details: A variety of third-party processor upgrades were available.
66 MHz 133 MHz (5:2)
Details: N/A
Open Firmware 1 MB
Details: The Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
64k 512k (backside)
Details: Includes a 512k level 2 cache on a 133 MHz backside bus.
PC100 SDRAM 10 ns
Details: Supports 144-pin PC100 SDRAM SO-DIMM memory modules.
64 MB 512 MB*
Details: *Apple officially supports 384 MB of RAM in this model. However, third-parties have been able to upgrade it to 512 MB using two 256 MB memory modules.

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this PowerBook G3.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this PowerBook G3.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: N/A
Details: ATI Rage Pro LT graphics with 8 MB of SDRAM.
8 MB 8 MB
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
14.1" TFT 1024x768
Details: A 14.1" color TFT active-matrix display with a 1024x768 native resolution. Supports 640x480 and 800x600 when scaled.
Dual/Mirroring 1024x768
Details: Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 1024x768 on an external display.
Details: This model does not support hard drives larger than 128 GB.

Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this PowerBook G3.
24X CD-ROM* None
Details: *This model has a "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay (on the right side) that holds a tray-loading 24X CD-ROM by default. It also has a 3.5" swappable bay (on the left side) that holds a battery.
56.6k 10/100Base-T
Details: N/A
None None
Details: This model does not support AirPort or Bluetooth.
2 (1.1) None
Details: Dual onboard USB 1.1 ports.
1 Type I/II PC Card* 1 5.25"
Details: *1 Type I/II PC card slot (CardBus compatible). This system has one "hot-swappable" 5.25" bay that shipped with a 24X CD-ROM by default, as well as a 3.5" battery bay. Please note that these bays are not backwards 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 PB G3 Bronze/Lombard
Details: N/A
M7304LL/A Bronze KB/Lombard
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
M5343 (EMC None) PowerBook1,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M5343 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the PowerBook1,1 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 5 Hours, 9-10 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimated 5 hours with a single battery and 9-10 hours with dual batteries under "normal usage conditions".
8.6 X 10.3.9
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.3.9.
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.
1.7 x 10.4 x 12.7 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.1 cm, 32.3 cm, 26.4 cm).
US$2499 US$50-US$75
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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1 (VGA) None
Details: N/A
None 1 (HDI-30)
Details: Single SCSI port.
None None
Details: N/A
2 (1.1) None
Details: Dual onboard USB 1.1 ports.
1 (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: Internal 56.6k modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard. IrDA port also provided.
None 1
Details: N/A
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.

Ten of the most popular Q&As about the PowerBook G3 models follow.

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