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PowerBook 190

  The last 680X0 machine Apple ever built, the PowerBook 190 featured an expansion bay for third-party drives, and 2 PC card slots. It could be configured with an optional Infra-red transceiver, and an optional video port for an external monitor. The 190 sold for $1,700 for 4 MB of RAM and $1,900 for 8 MB. The 190cs with a dual-scan color screen and 8 MB of RAM sold for $2,300.

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PowerBook 190 Specs

 

 

 

Upgrades

Check out my Mac store for parts!
Born Again allows you to run OS 8 on most 030 Macs
Apple Specs
PowerBook Upgrade Options
Karen Martin's PB 190 Page
SCSI and FireWire Disk Modes

Internet

Serial port normally restricted to 57.6 kbps
Start here for internet info on a 190
Get Your Compact Mac On the Web - everything you need.
Worldshare has free internet for 68k Macs - Mac Plus or up. No banners, no proprietary software to download. (Requires minimum $10 donation to the charity of your choice, also requires filling out 1 survey a month. Not available in all cities).
Tips For Browsing On Older Macs
Info About Browsers On Older Macs
Surf the web through another Mac - Mac Plus or up
ZTerm HOW-TO. Connect to Unix hosts or Macs and PC's with this terminal emulation program.
Tips on using Eudora on older Macs
Sue Korlan's Internet FAQ - tips and tricks on getting online and staying online
Remember to keep the battery charged or it will die forever.
The 190 has no termination power - you'll need a terminator on your scsi chain or a terminated device.

Uses

Word Processing
Web server
Email
HyperCard programming for kids
Learn How To Type
Play old games
Learn Unix
Play network games
Paint programs for kids
Animation creation with HyperCard, Director, VideoWorks (last two are out of print)
Clock
Datase, mailing list, recipes with Filemaker 1-3, HyperCard

 

 


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