PowerBook 1400c/cs


Family: PowerBook

Codename: Epic

Gestalt ID: 310

Minimum OS: 7.5.3

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: October 1996

Terminated: Early 1998


CPU: PowerPC 603e

CPU Speed: 117/133/166 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 33 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 16 kB data, 16 kB instruction


RAM Type: unique

Minimum RAM Speed: 70 ns

Onboard RAM: 16 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 64 MB

Expansion Slots: 2 Type II or 1 Type III PC Card, Ethernet/Video


Screen: 11.3" dual-scan (cs) or active matrix (c)

VRAM: 512 kB (upgradable)

Max Resolution: 16 bit 800x600


Hard Drive: 750 MB-2.0 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


Power: 45 Watts

Dimensions: 2" H x 11.5" W x 9" D

Weight: 6.7 lbs.


Early 1400cs/117 models had 12 MB of motherboard RAM. The Minimum System Sofrtware of the 133 and 166 MHz models was 7.6.1 and they shipped with a 128 kB level 2 cache, and 8x CD-ROM drives. Later 1400cs/166 models included a 12x CD-ROM.

Announced in October 1996, The PowerBook 1400 was a partial answer to a number of questions about recent PowerBooks. Powered by the same 117 MHz 603e as the 5300, The 1400 was the first PowerBook to include an internal CD-ROM drive (6X). The bay for the sleep-swapable drive could also accomidate a variety of other storage options, including MO and zip drives. The RAM came in stackable modules (another PowerBook 1st) allowing for up to 64 MB of RAM. The 1400 also included an Internal expansion slot for video-out or Ethernet cards, and two PC Card slots that could accommodate two Type II PC Cards or one Type III PC Card. Faster models with a small L2 cache and an 8x CD-ROM drive were also released. The 1400 was discontinued early in 1998.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.