powerbook 1400cs and 1400c

The powerbook 1400 was available in a number of different configurations and came with a 6x cd-rom modul. It was originally released with a 117 mhz powerpc 603e processor; later with a 133 mhz and the top line with a 166 mhz processor. 

The 1400 was easily upgradeable. The cpu was located on a removable daughter card, which could be replaced with one containing a faster processor, including a number of commercially available cards with powerpc G3 processors from vendors such as sonnet technologies, newertech, and vimage.  64 MB of memory was twice as much as the previous model the powerbook 5300. 

The powerbook 1400 had a higher screen resolution then the previous models mainly from 640x480 to 800x600 pixels (except the 5300ce) and came with an active matrix display (1400c) and a less expensive passive matrix, dual-scan display (1400cs). The book included also a separated graphic chip with 1 mb of dedicated memory.

Originally the powerbook 1400 was shipped with system 7.5.2, the last still supported system was mac os 9.1.

powerbook 1400c

Minimum OS: 7.5.3

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: October 1996

Terminated: Early 1998


CPU: PowerPC 603e

CPU Speed: 117/133/166 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 33 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 16 kB data, 16 kB instruction


RAM Type: unique

Min RAM Speed: 70 ns

Onboard RAM: 16 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 64 MB

Expansion Slots: 2 Type II or 1 Type III PC Card, Ethernet/Video


Screen: 11.3" dual-scan (cs) or active matrix (c)

VRAM: 512 kB (upgradable)

Max Resolution: 16 bit 800x600


Hard Drive: 750 MB-2.0 GB


Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

Optical Drive: 6x CD-ROM


ADB: 1

Serial: 1 Mini DIN-8


Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono