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PowerBook 520c

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 speaker. The 520 was priced at $2,270 with an active-matrix 4-bit grayscale screen, and the 520c, with a dual-scan 256-color screen (the 520c was the first PowerBook to include one), cost $2,900.

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PowerBook 120c Specs




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


Serial port normally restricted to 57.6 kbps
Start here for internet info on a 520c
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.


Word Processing
Web server
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)
Datase, mailing list, recipes with Filemaker 1-3, HyperCard



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