REFERENCE MAC G3+ GENERATIONS (Part 2 of 3) PowerBook, iBook, & iMac

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THE G3 Origional aka the 3500

+ PowerBook G3 Origional, 250 mhz {SCA} ; looks like a PB3400; Nov 1997

THE MAIN STREEET & WALL STREET GENERATION – main street refers to the lower end models (cheaper); wall street refers to the higher end models (more expensive, faster processors)
+ PowerBook G3 Series, 233 mhz {SCA}; 12.1″ display ; Oct 1998
                  – 233, 250 mhz {SCA}; 12.1″ display ; Oct 1998
                  – 233, 250, 292 mhz {SCA} ; 13.3″ display ; Sept 1998
                  – 233, 250, 292 mhz {SCA}; 14.1″ display ; Sept 1998
                  – 233, 266, 300 mhz {SCA}; 14.1″ display; Sept 1998

THE LOMBARD GENERATION   (the only laptop mac with both Serial, SCSI, and USB)
+ PowerBook G3 Series, 333 mhz {SUC}; bronze keyboard ; May 1999
                 – 400 mhz {SUC}; bronze keyboard ; May 1999

THE PISMO OR FIREWIRE GENERATION  (no more SCSI or serial, all USB & Firewire)
+ PowerBook G3 Series Firewire, 400, 500 mhz {RUF} ; bronze keyboard; Feb 2000

TITANIUM G4s
+ PowerBook G4 Titanium 400, 500 mhz {RUF}; February 2001

+ PowerBook G4 Titanium 550, 667 mhz {RUF}; October 2001

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CLAM SHELL iBOOKS
+ iBook G3 300, 366 mhz G3 {RU} (Tangerine, Blueberry), Clam shell; July 1999

+ iBook G3 Firewire 366, 466 mhz G3 {RUF} (Lime, Indigo, Graphite), Clam shell; Sept 2000

WHITE RECTANGLE iBOOKS
+ iBook Dual USB with 66 mhz system bus, 500 mhz G3 (CD,CDRW,DVD-ROM, or Combo *see note) {RUF} ; white rectangle, 12.1″ display; May 2001
    (L)      500 mhz (CD only, CDRW or DVD-ROM *see note) {RUF} ; white rectangle, 12.1″ display; October 2001

+ iBook Dual USB with 100mhz system bus, 600 mhz G3 (Combo drive *see note) {RUF}; white rectangle, 12.1″ display; October 2001

+ iBook 14.1″ DISPLAY 600 mhz G3 {RUF} SuperDrive, white rectangle, 14.1″ display; announced January 2002

+  iBook 12 display; 600 mHz or 700 mhz G3 processor; May 2002
+  iBook 14.1 display; 700 mHz G3 processor; May 2002
(L)  iBook 12 display (Opaque) 700 mHz (with 16 VRAM) or 800 mHz (with 32 VRAM), G3 processor; released Nov 2002
(L) iBook 14.1 DISPLAY; released Nov 2002

+ iBook G3 (Early 2003); released April 2003

+ iBook G4 12 display 1.25 GHz – released Oct 2003

+ iBook G4 14 display 1.33 GHz – released Oct 2003

************************************************  iMACS
“frosted” and “iridescent” are used to distinguish the look of the plastic

+ iMac Bondi Blue, 233 mhz {U}; tray loading, frosted ; Aug 1998

+ iMac 5 Flavors G3 (Strawberry, Blueberry, Grape, Lime, or Tangerine) 266 mhz {U};
tray loading, frosted ; Jan 1999

+ iMac 5 Flavors G3 (Strawberry, Blueberry, Grape, Lime, or Tangerine) 333 mhz {U};
tray loading, frosted ; Apr 1999

+ iMac/iMac DV G3 (Strawberry, Blueberry, Grape, Lime, Tangerine, Snow, or Graphite) 350, 400 mhz {UF};
slot loading, iridescent ; Oct 1999

+ iMac/iMac DV G3 (Ruby, Indigo, Sage, Snow, or Graphite) 350, 400, 450, 500 mhz {UFR};
slot loading, iridescent ; July 2000

+ iMac G3 (Flower Power, Blue Dalmation) 400, 500, 600 {UFR} ;
slot loading, iridescent ; Feb 2001

+ iMac G3 500 (Ingigo, Snow), 600 (Graphite, Snow), 700 (Graphite, snow) {UFR};
slot loading; iridescent; July 2001

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G4 iMACS – SUNFLOWER
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This popular form-factor had many nicknames due to its unusual shape: a round white half-dome base with a metal neck sticking how to hold either 15 or 17 flat panel display. It is often referred to as the sunflower. The shiny metal neck allows for piviting the display up, down, left, and right as well as forward and backward.

+ iMac Flat-Panel G4 700, 800 (white); LCD display with a sunflower-like neck and white half-dome base, January 2002

L iMac Flat-Panel G4 700, 800 (15) or 800 (17); LCD display with a sunflower-like neck and a white base, July 2002

L iMac Flat-Panel G4 800 (15) or 1Ghz (17); LCD display with a sunflower-like neck and white half-dome base, Feb 2003

+ iMac Flat-Panel USB 2.0 G4 1Ghz (15) or 1.25Ghz (17); LCD display with a sunflower-like neck and white half-dome base, Feb 2003

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G4 iMACS – UPRIGHT ALL-IN-ONE
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Wheres the machine? people were said to have joked when this form-factor was released. An upright LCD display on top of a 2-inch rectanle holds the entire comuter, drives, ports, and display.

A sleek metalic foot holds the machine/display up, and allows it to pivot forward and backward only.

+ G5 iMac 1.8 Ghz, 2 Ghz (17) or 2 Ghz (20); SATA, built-in airport extreem & bluetooth

+ eMac

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