PowerBook 500 series


PowerBook 500 series

CPU upgrades

Legacy

At a time when most laptops had Grayscale displays, mono speakers with only 8 bit audio out, insufficient battery life, and some even had side mounted snap on track balls, the 500 series became the model for all laptops to this day. With the built in Ethernet (via a versatile AAUI transceiver), SCSI port (forerunner of today’s FireWire) and ADB (similar to USB), it had all the features of desktops at that time, and what we take for granted today.

See also

* PowerBook

External links

* [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/tenchi/500.html O'Grady's PowerPage - PowerBook 500]
* [http://www.haddockdot.co.uk How to use a Powerbook 540c as a WiFi Web Server]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20060216051222/http://www.macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/00/09/13/index.html MacOpinion Retrospective: the Powerbook 500 Series (latest Archive .org version)]
* [http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/physical-object/apple/102633215.sm.jpgItem 102633215 in the Computer History Museum]
* [http://www.info.apple.com/support/applespec.legacy/powerbook.html Apple Technical Specifications: PowerBook]
** [http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112264 520 Specifications]
** [http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112265 520c Specifications]
** [http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112266 540 Specifications]
** [http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112267 540c Specifications]
** [http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112313 550c Specifications ]


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