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  lostprocess (Profile)
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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:19 pm
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Which PowerBooks are capable of being upgraded to a G3 while maintaining compatibility with System 7, and with what upgrades by which manufacturer? I know the PowerBook 1400 is capable of the 466MHz Sonnet Crescendo, but what about the 2400, and 3400? Do they have any System 7 compatible upgrade options?
  
  dpaanlka (Profile)
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Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 8:42 pm
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I sent you a private message on this subject, but here is a summary:



Only the 1400 and 2400 can accept G3 upgrades. All G3 upgrades available for these machines are Mac OS 7.6.1 compatible. The manufacturers includ Sonnet, Newer Technology, Vimage, and Daystar. Sonnet makes the fastest G3 for the 1400 at 466mhz. Vimage made the fastest G3 for the 2400, at 400mhz.



Keep in mind that the 2400 has much faster video and a faster processor bus speed than the 1400, but the 1400 has internal CD-ROM and a larger screen, and a famously comfortable keyboard to type on.



Both can accept wireless cards.
  
  sierraredd (Profile)
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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 12:35 am
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When buying an upgrade for the 1400 or anything really, it may be cheaper to buy the whole computer than the card it self. So a damaged screen on a 1400 with a g3 upgrade may be one way to go.
  
  Pierre Films (Profile)
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Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:24 pm
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dpaanlka wrote:



Keep in mind that the 2400 has much faster video and a faster processor bus speed than the 1400, but the 1400 has internal CD-ROM and a larger screen, and a famously comfortable keyboard to type on.



Although the 1400 has a larger screen, the resolution is exactly the same as the 2400c. Personally I prefer the sharper, smaller LCD of the 2400c.

Also, 2400c G3 upgrades are SUPER hard to find as Vimage is no longer a company. 1400 G3 upgrades can be seen on eBay quite regularly.



Pierre Films Idea
  
  jhall_7646 (Profile)
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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:03 am
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There is a PowerBook 1400c with a 333Mhz G3 upgrade, Max ram and 2gb harddirve on ebay.



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Would make someone a good System 7 Portable.
  
  jhall_7646 (Profile)
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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:06 am
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Here is the link to this PowerBook



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http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Powe.....dZViewItem
  
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