PowerBook Buyer's Guide

PowerBook 150

This Powerbook lacks many of the features of other Powerbooks. It was designed to be bargain-basement and did not come with any video out port, nor is there a way to add one. The Powerbook 150 has a 68030 processor running at 33MHz, which is still pretty fast for most general tasks but can be a little slow on the internet.

Rating

At the time: C

General

  • 33-MHz Motorola 68030 processor
  • 4MB of RAM standard, maximum 40MB
  • Built-in Apple SuperDrive 1.4MB floppy disk drive
  • Internal 120MB (IDE) hard disk drive

Ports

  • SCSI (HDI-30)
  • 1 Serial Port
  • Space for phone jack if internal modem is installed

Display

  • Passive-matrix 14-level grayscale
  • 9.5"
  • 640x480 resolution

Weight

  • 5.5 lbs.

Batteries

  • Nickel-cadmium battery
  • EverWatch battery-saver technology

Sound

  • Built-in speaker (mono)

Size

  • Height: 2.3 in. (5.8 cm)
  • Width: 11.3 in. (28.7 cm)
  • Depth: 9.3 in. (23.6 cm)

Apple's Specifications:

Logic Board Ports Power
Processor: 68030, 33 MHz
PMMU: integrated
FPU: none
Data Path: 32-bit, 33 MHz
L1 Cache: 0.5K
L2 Cache: none
2nd Processor: none
Slots: modem
ADB: none
Video: none
Floppy: none
SCSI: HDI-30
Geoports: none
Ethernet: none
FireWire:
Mic Type: none
Other Ports: Printer, Speaker,
Max Watts: 17
Amps: 2.00
BTU per Hr: 58.14
Voltage: 100-240
Freq Range: 50-60 Hz
Battery Type: PB1XX, NiCd
Soft Power: yes
Memory Video Memory
Logic Board: 4 MB
RAM Slots: 1, Duo
Min - Max RAM: 4 MB - 40 MB
Min RAM Speed: 70 ns
RAM Sizes: 4, 8, 20, 36 MB
Install in Groups of: 1
Resolution Video Memory
built-in LCD screen
(built in)
512 x 384 n/a-bit
640 x 400 2-bit
640 x 480 n/a-bit
800 x 600 n/a-bit
832 x 624 n/a-bit
1024 x 768 n/a-bit
1152 x 870 n/a-bit
1280 x 1024 n/a-bit
Physical Software Storage
Introduced: 7/18/1994
Discontinued: 10/14/1995
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
Gestalt ID: 115
Weight (lbs): 5.8
Dimensions (in): 2.25 H x 11.25 W x 9.3 D
Addressing Modes: 32-bit
Orig SSW: 7.1.1
Orig Enabler: PowerBook 150 Enabler
ROM ID: $067C
ROM Ver: n/a
ROM Size: 1MB
AppleTalk Ver: 57.0.4
Mac OS
Supported:
7.1.1
7.5
7.5.1
7.5.3
7.5.5
7.6
7.6.1
Floppy Size: 1.44MB
Floppy Inject: manual
Min. Int HD Size: 120-250MB
Int HD Interface: IDE
Orig CD Speed n/a
Int CD Support: