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Apple Powerbook G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 406 reviews of Apple Powerbook G3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The portability and design are also appreciated. Opinions about the keyboard and battery are mixed, while the connectivity and price get less positive comments.

performance, design, portability, screen, usability

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple Powerbook G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Powerbook G3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Apple Powerbook G3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Powerbook G3 Pismo M7572 Compatible Laptop Power AC Adapter ChargerApple Powerbook G3 Pismo M7572 Compatible Laptop Power AC Adapter Charger

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple Powerbook G3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Apple Powerbook G3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The price is also mentioned favorably.

design, price, performance

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple PowerBook G3 (400MHz G3 Processor, 64MB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive)Apple PowerBook G3 (400MHz G3 Processor, 64MB RAM, 6GB Hard Drive)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Administrator (

Apple PowerBook Review (pics, specs)


The Powerbook is Apple's desktop replacement style notebook, but unlike most PC notebooks in this category, the Powerbook is not bulky, nor is it thick and heavy. In fact, the Powerbook is about as thin as mainstream notebooks get, and as light as I...

This is a laptop that fits in more categories than I ever imagined a single computer could. It is thin, light, powerful, beautiful, has a gorgeously large widescreen, and it makes me happy just looking at it. So, would I recommend this computer to...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Andrew Gore (

PowerBook G3s

Sep, 1999

Expert review by : Jeffy Milstead (

G3 Upgrades for PowerBooks

Mar, 1999

Expert review by : Adam Karneboge (

Macintosh Powerbook 1400cs/117


Since the introduction of the PowerBook 5300, Apple has lost all the respect that it had ever gained in the laptop market. Software conflicted with it. The batteries caught on fire, forcing an embarrassing recall. Overall, the 5300 was a total...

Feb, 1996

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Veeryy Gooodd


In the eyes of everyone, black ThinkPad appears to be patent, but who would have thought that in 1997 the PowerBook it black? Apple chief executive jobs always thinking ahead and products leading their own enterprises. Ever since Apple was founded in...

May, 2009

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OK For Internet Access and Word Processing


I have had my 14" Mac Powerbook G3 (known in the industry as the Lombard - Model M5343) about 2 years! It's an oldie but goodie for limited use and is now in semi-retirement used mostly to proof out photos and web access. It was purchased used, ...

Economy, large screen, excellent full-sized keyboard. Ease of use - It's a Mac!

Slow. Tiny hard drive, somewhat dim screen, bad AC port placement. Heavy.

Jun, 2007

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Doesn't get much better than this!


Blazing speed & incredible DVD!

none yet

May, 2007

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G3 Powerbooks ROCK!


Terrific design, great overall package

More expensive than a PC - but look what you get!

Apr, 2007

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It is a Mac but not the best one


While I prefer this computer over a PC, it would not be my first choice to buy as a used computer. I have had this laptop for about six years. I have upgraded it to Mac OS. 10.4 and boosted up the RAM, graphic card and so on. Therefore, I do not see a ...

Being a Mac

Soft Case, weight, Low battery life,

Feb, 2007

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PowerBook = Portable SOHO


Fast, powerful, sleek design, lightweight

a little bit thick

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

The Macintosh PowerBook 3400 series takes Apple's most acclaimed feature - ease of use - and combines it with desktop-level performance, state-of-the-art multimedia, and quick and easy communications capabilities. These systems are the optimal choice for mobile professionals who want access to top-of-the-line notebook computer technology. Macintosh PowerBook 3400 systems sport the fastest processors ever offered in a PowerBook computer. With their PowerPC 603e processor they rival desktop computer performance. In fact, they rival desktop capabilities in a number of other areas as well. For example, these systems' multimedia capabilities allow mobile professionals not only to give presentations on the road or in the office, but also to create media-rich presentations - whenever and wherever they want. Communications is the other key concern of mobile professionals, and the PowerBook 3400 series is equally strong in this area. Featuring built-in Ethernet and high-speed modem capabilities (most configurations), this series offers the communications efficiency that makes staying in touch quick and easy. In short, with its unparalleled combination of performance, multimedia capabilities, and built-in communications technology, the Macintosh PowerBook 3400 series gives you the power to do virtually anything you want to do with a computer - anywhere.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Nickel metal hydride

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)/8-bit (256 colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)/8-bit (256 colors)
Diagonal Size:11.3in/12.1in/13.3in/14.1in/9.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):24.1cm/28.7cm/30.7cm/33.8cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/640 x 480/800 x 600
Technology:DSTN passive matrix/FRSTN passive matrix/TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:France/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple PowerBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:33MHz/66MHz/83MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.34bis / ITU V.90 / k56Flex/ITU V.90 / k56Flex/k56Flex
Type:Fax / modem/Modem (analog)/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/LocalTalk
Type:Network adapter/None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:12x/20x/20x (CD) / 2x (DVD)/6x

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS/Apple MacOS 7.6/Apple MacOS 7.6.1/Apple MacOS 8.1/Apple MacOS 8.6


Clock Speed:117MHz/166MHz/180MHz/200MHz/233MHz/25MHz/292MHz/400MHz
Type:68LC040/PowerPC 603e/PowerPC 603ev/PowerPC G3


Installed Size:12MB/16MB/32MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:144MB/192MB/256MB/36MB/384MB/64MB
Technology:EDO RAM/SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1.3GB/1GB/2GB/320MB/6GB/8GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Home use / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Home use/Home use / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:1MB/4MB/512KB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI RAGE LT PRO