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Old Apr 12, 2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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What Is This PowerBook?

What is this PB? I can't place it. This is from a live concert recorded in June '94, being used as a sequencer I suppose.

I suppose it's from the 1xx series. If anyone knows, I would certainly appreciate the help.

Thanks all.

EDIT: It seems to be either a 160 or 180. The two look absolutely identical, so I wouldn't know how to differentiate it further.

EDIT 2: Or maybe a 170...

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I love how those things had rolling balls instead of trackpads
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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OP: My guess would be a PB 160 170 or 180 like you guess but the pic is extremely bad in quality. What you don't seem to understand is that it is not a PowerPC Mac at all. It's a 68K Mac which was the architecture before PowerPC.

Drew: These didn't have a trackball "instead" of a trackpad because trackpads were not invented yet. The PowerBook 500 series were the first with trackpads and they were released about 2-3 years after this.
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OP: My guess would be a PB 160 170 or 180 like you guess but the pic is extremely bad in quality. What you don't seem to understand is that it is not a PowerPC Mac at all. It's a 68K Mac which was the architecture before PowerPC.

Drew: These didn't have a trackball "instead" of a trackpad because trackpads were not invented yet. The PowerBook 500 series were the first with trackpads and they were released about 2-3 years after this.
Yea that's what I meant... that they didn't have trackpads. Still, it would be interesting to use
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OP: My guess would be a PB 160 170 or 180 like you guess but the pic is extremely bad in quality. What you don't seem to understand is that it is not a PowerPC Mac at all. It's a 68K Mac which was the architecture before PowerPC.

Drew: These didn't have a trackball "instead" of a trackpad because trackpads were not invented yet. The PowerBook 500 series were the first with trackpads and they were released about 2-3 years after this.
Ah, sounds about right. Yeah, it really is; it's from a Youtube video.

I understand that, but I don't believe Macrumors has a 68k section. I thought PowerPC was the closest relative.

Anyways, thanks all.
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