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Shares the same case design as the [[Macintosh PowerBook 190]] and is fairly similar to the [[Macintosh PowerBook 3400c]].
 
Shares the same case design as the [[Macintosh PowerBook 190]] and is fairly similar to the [[Macintosh PowerBook 3400c]].
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Introduced in August 1995, the PowerBook 5300 was the first PowerPC PowerBook, and the first to include a sleep-swappable drive bay. Available in 4 screen configurations and 2 RAM/HD configurations, many 5300s shipped DOA (this was the main cause of Apple's reputation for faulty products in the mid 90s). An IR transceiver for wireless networking was also included. The 100MHz 5300 8/500 sold for $2,300. The 100MHz 5300cs, with dual-scan color, sold at $2,900 for 8/500, and $3,700 for 16/750. The 5300c with active matrix color, sold at $3,900 for 100MHz 8/500, and $4,700 for 100MHz 16/750. The fully loaded 117MHz 5300ce 32/1.1GB sold for $6,800.
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Codename: M2. Originally shipped with system software 7.5.2 and the PowerBook 5300 system enabler.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:39, 30 June 2020

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The 5300 is the first PowerPC based PowerBook. Due to fire risk with the original lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries, the units shipped to consumers with nickel metal hydride (NiMH) instead. This model also lacked L2 cache which impacted performance.

General Information

Shares the same case design as the Macintosh PowerBook 190 and is fairly similar to the Macintosh PowerBook 3400c.

Introduced in August 1995, the PowerBook 5300 was the first PowerPC PowerBook, and the first to include a sleep-swappable drive bay. Available in 4 screen configurations and 2 RAM/HD configurations, many 5300s shipped DOA (this was the main cause of Apple's reputation for faulty products in the mid 90s). An IR transceiver for wireless networking was also included. The 100MHz 5300 8/500 sold for $2,300. The 100MHz 5300cs, with dual-scan color, sold at $2,900 for 8/500, and $3,700 for 16/750. The 5300c with active matrix color, sold at $3,900 for 100MHz 8/500, and $4,700 for 100MHz 16/750. The fully loaded 117MHz 5300ce 32/1.1GB sold for $6,800.

Codename: M2. Originally shipped with system software 7.5.2 and the PowerBook 5300 system enabler.

CPU

All models, except for the 5300ce, use a 100MHz PowerPC 603 (603e variation) processor. The 5300ce clocked in at 117MHz.

Memory

The PowerBook 5300 series shipped with either 8MB or 16MB RAM depending on which specific model was chosen.

Expansion

The PowerBook 5300 uses a hot-swap expansion bay for modules such as a floppy or Zip drive, but the size of the bay cannot accommodate a CD-ROM drive.

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