PowerBook 3400


Family: PowerBook

Codename: Hooper

Gestalt ID: 306

Minimum OS: 7.6.1

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: February 1997

Terminated: Early 1998


CPU: PowerPC 603ev

CPU Speed: 180/200/240 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 40 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 16 kB data, 16 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB


RAM Type: unique

Minimum RAM Speed: 60 ns

Onboard RAM: 16 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 144 MB

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


Screen: 12.1" active matrix

Max Resolution: 16 bit 800x600

Video Out: HDI-15


Hard Drive: 1.3/2.0/3.0 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


Ethernet: 10Base-T


Power: 45 Watts

Dimensions: 2.4" H x 11.5" W x 9.5" D

Weight: 7.2 lbs.


the 240 MHz model shipped with a 12x CD-ROM.

When it was announced in February 1997, The PowerBook 3400 was the fastest portable computer in the world. After several years of PowerBook trouble, Apple hoped to revitalize its portable market share with this new PCI-based model. Its drive bay was compatible with the older 5300 model, and it was the first PowerBook to utilize the 1 MB IrDA Infra-red standard. The 3400 ranged from $4,500 for 180 MHz and no CD-ROM to $6,500 for 240 MHz, fully loaded (The 240 MHz model was announced at the same time as the slower models, but shipped several months later.).

Picture Credits:
John Greenleigh/Flipside Studios