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PowerBook 280c

 

Introduced in May 1994, the Duo 280 added '040 power to the Duo line. The 280 sold for $2,600. The 280c, with a 16-bit active-matrix color screen, sold for $3,750..

Got a 280? Join PowerBook List - discussion forum for 040 Macs
Looking For Used Macs? Join the LEM Swap List


PowerBook 280c Specs

 

Upgrades

Check out my Mac store for parts!
Born Again allows you to run OS 8 on most 030 Macs
The PowerBook History page
Apple Specs
PB 280 memory pricing
How to upgrade your DuoDock

Internet

Serial port normally restricted to 57.6 kbps; use of a 56k modem may be limited.
Start here for internet info on a 280c
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.

Software

System 7.5.3 and 7.5.5
Run various versions of Linux/BSD on the 280c.

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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