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Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100 Series (1991)

Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100 Series (1991)

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Apple Macintosh PowerBook 170 

The Macintosh PowerBook 170 was released by Apple Computer on October 21, 1991. It was released on the same day as other PowerBook models such as the PowerBook 100 and PowerBook 140. After the failure of Apple’s first portable, the Macintosh Portable, Apple decided to shift gears. The result was this laptop, as well as the 140, that weighed almost 10 pounds lighter than its predecessor. The original PowerBooks are considered Apple’s first successful portables or “laptops”. The 100 was designed after the 140 and 170 and was intended to be the cheap alternative to the others. The PowerBook 170 was the high-end model of the three and cost a whopping $4599 at release in 1991! Instead of a mousepad, the computer featured a trackball for its scrolling. The PowerBook 170 was ultimately replaced with the PowerBook 180 and was discontinued on October 19, 1992. 

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Apple PowerBook 165 

The Macintosh PowerBook 165 was released by Apple computer on August 16, 1993. This model is almost identical to the PowerBook 160 (the model it replaced), although this model was a faster processor. It could only support a grayscale internal display, but could support an external color supply also. The PowerBook 165 was discontinued on July 18, 1994. It was, at one point, the cheapest laptop offered by Apple. 


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