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"Introduced in May 1994, the PowerBook 520 was the first PowerBook with '040 power. A trackpad replaced the rolling ball in older PowerBooks, and the 520 had a built-in microphone and stereo speakers. The 520 was priced at $2,270 and came with a 4-bit, passive-matrix grayscale screen." (photo credit: Apple Computer)


CPU: Motorola MC68LC040
CPU Speed: 25 MHz
Bus Speed: 25 MHz
Data Path: 32 bit
RAM Type: unique
Minimum RAM Speed: 70 ns
Onboard RAM: 4 MB
RAM slots: 1
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Level 1 Cache: 8 kB
Expansion Slots: modem, optional type II/III PC Card bay

Screen: 9.5" passive matrix FSTN
Max Resolution: 4 bit grayscale 640x480

Hard Drive: 130-320 MB
Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

ADB: 2
Serial: 1
Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini
Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini
Speaker: stereo
Microphone: mono

Ethernet: AAUI-15

Codename: BlackBird LC
Gestalt ID: 72
Power: 40 Watts
Dimensions: 2.3" H x 11.5" W x 9.7" D
Weight: 6.3 lbs.
Minimum OS: 7.1.1
Maximum OS: 8.1
Introduced: May 1994
Terminated: June 1995

This byte of Apple's history from Wired's, "30 Years of Apple Products."

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