PowerBook Buyer's Guide

PowerBook 165

The 165 was the first 33 MHz PowerBook. It was about 25% faster than its predecessors. This machine is fast enough to run all but the most modern software, assuming that there is enough memory and hard drive space. Otherwise, it is nearly identical to the 160, including the 4-bit 16-level grayscale display. This machine can be stretched a long ways, especially when using system software 7.1. None of these 'Books will run Mac OS 8.

Rating

At the time: B-

General

  • 33MHz 68030 processor
  • Standard 4MB RAM, maximum 14MB
  • One built-in 1.4-MB Apple SuperDrive disk drive
  • One internal 40-, 80-, or 120-MB hard disk

Ports

  • ADB
  • 2 serial
  • video out
  • audio out
  • audio in
  • HDI-30 SCSI
  • internal modem

Dislay

  • Passive-matrix 4-bit 16-level grayscale
  • 10"
  • 640x400 resolution

Weight

  • 6.8 pounds

Battery

  • Nickel-cadmium

Modem

  • Optional internal PowerBook Express Modem; sends and receives data at 14,400 bps and sends and receives faxes at 9600 bps. Includes Express Fax software.
  • Optional internal 2400-bps modem; sends faxes at 9600 bps. Includes fax-send software.

Size

  • Height: 2.25 in. (5.7 cm)
  • Width: 11.25 in. (28.6 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: 1
Video: mini-15
Floppy: none
SCSI: HDI-30
Geoports: none
Ethernet: none
FireWire:
Mic Type: Omni
Other Ports: Printer, Modem, 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, PB1xx
Min - Max RAM: 4 MB - 14 M B
Min RAM Speed: 85 ns
RAM Sizes: 2, 4, 10 MB
Install in Groups of: 1
Resolution Video Memory
128K static (LCD only)
(built in)
Video Memory
512K VRAM (ext. only)
(built in)
512 x 384 n/a-bit 8-bit
640 x 400 4-bit 8-bit
640 x 480 n/a-bit 8-bit
800 x 600 n/a-bit 8-bit
832 x 624 n/a-bit 8-bit
1024 x 768 n/a-bit n/a-bit
1152 x 870 n/a-bit n/a-bit
1280 x 1024 n/a-bit n/a-bit
Physical Software Storage
Introduced: 8/16/1993
Discontinued: 7/18/1994
Form Factor: PowerBook 140
Gestalt ID: 84
Weight (lbs): 6.8
Dimensions (in): 2.25 H x 11.25 W x 9.3 D
Addressing Modes: 24-, 32-bit
Orig SSW: 7.1
Orig Enabler: System Enabler 131 v1.0.3
ROM ID: $067C
ROM Ver: n/a
ROM Size: 1MB
AppleTalk Ver: 57.0.4
Mac OS
Supported:
7.1
7.5
7.1.1 (Pro)
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: 80-160MB
Int HD Interface: SCSI
Orig CD Speed n/a
Int CD Support: