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Apple PowerBook 520

Apple PowerBook 520
alaAverage 4.7

3 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Apple PowerBook 520. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and sound. The portability and size also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed views on the screen and usability.

size, portability, sound, reliability

On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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Apple notebook in recent years can be described as "a million pet set": whether it is the classic "white" or can be stuffed into a paper bag in the Air are to attract a large number of fans. But at the time to buy Apple products, because many consumers...



Apr, 2009

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Review of Apple PowerBook 520


My known is wrong. The Apple PowerBook 520 changes my mine. This Apple PowerBook 520 model laptop is really best laptop. This laptop display, Processor: Motorola 68L C040 25 MHz, cache memory, ram and many other functions is so easy to other laptop....

Better laptop

Nothing I know

Nov, 2008

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Nice and small


This is a very cheeky computer! It is extremely small, and is not the perfect model in terms of speed but it will definately serve the purpose for someone who wants a laptop then can easily take around and use for small things like watching DVDs in the...

small, compact, reliable and fairly fast

too much border around the screen

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Introduced in May 1994, the PowerBook 520 was the first PowerBook with '040 power. Blackbird is Apple's code name for a line of PowerBooks based on the 68LC040 processor. These PowerBooks introduce a full-sized keyboard (with 12 function keys), replace the trackball with a trackpad, have a 640x480 screen, and stereo speakers built into the lid. They are also designed so they can later be upgraded with a PowerPC processor. These were a big hit since they were the first notebook computers from any manufacturer with any of these features: a trackpad, built-in Ethernet, 16-bit stereo sound, stereo speakers, an internal expansion bay, and auto-sleep when the lid is closed. The 520 has dual battery slots, allowing up to 4 hours from a charged pair of batteries and a 4-bit passive matrix display.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Nickel metal hydride

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:9.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):24.1cm
Max Resolution:640 x 480
Technology:FRSTN passive matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple PowerBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:LocalTalk
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS


Clock Speed:25MHz


Installed Size:4MB
Max Supported Size:36MB

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160MB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use