powerbook G3 wallstreet

The second generation of powerbook G3 was completely redesigned with a new case that was lighter and more rounded than the previous powerbook G3 kanga; however, it was still an old world rom macintosh. The new powerbook came in three screen sizes: a 12" passive matrix LCD, a 13.3" TFT LCD, and a 14.1" TFT LCD. It also came in three cpu speeds: 233 MHz, 250 MHz, and 292 MHz. The 250 MHz and 292 MHz models shipped with 1 MB of cache. Because of this large cache, as well as the swifter system bus, the wallstreets were known to suffer from some heat issues.

Many of the problems of the first wallstreets were fixed in the next revision with bumbed processor speeds with 266 and 300 MHz. The case contained two docking bays, one on each side. The left-hand bay could accommodate a battery, a 3.5" floppy disk, a third-party Iomega zip drive, or a third-party add-on hard drive. The right-hand bay was larger and could accommodate any of the above plus a 5-1/4" optical drive (cd-rom or dvd-rom). DVDs could be displayed with the use of a hardware decoder built into a cardbus (pcmcia) card. The powerbook wallstreet was the last apple computer ever to bear the rainbow-colored apple logo. It was also the last old world rom model in the powerbook series.

powerbook G3 wallstreet

Minimum OS: 8.1

Maximum OS: 10.2.8

Introduced: August 1998

Terminated: May 1999


CPU: PowerPC 750 "G3"

CPU Speed: 233/266/300 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 66 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 1 MB backside, 1:2



Min RAM Speed: 100 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 192 MB

Expansion Slots: 2 Type II or 1 Type III PC Card


Screen: 14.1" active matrix TFT

Max Resolution: 1024x768

Video Out: VGA, S-Video


Hard Drive: 2 GB


Floppy Drive: removable 1.4 MB SuperDrive

Zip Drive: optional

Optical Drive: 24x CD-ROM or optional DVD-ROM


ADB: 1

Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8


Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono