Found on Japanese auction: brand new PowerBook 5300

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by 5300cs, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    For those of you who can read Japanese, (and even those who can't) I found this on a Japanese auction.

    A set, an opened but sealed 5300ce/117 and an un-opened 5300/100. High asking price though, ¥250,000 is about $2300.

    The same seller is also selling a brand new unopened PowerBook 2400/180 with some extras.

    Any takers? :D

    link to the auction
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    Les Kern

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    For the Mac fan who has everything: The world's first exploding laptop.
    I collect old Macs, and when it was new I wanted one BAD but it was way too expensive. But no way. The 2400? Interesting.
     
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    5300cs

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    Are you refering to the problem the 5300 had with it's battery? From what I read, only 5 people had a problem with it, and the problem was that the battery burst into flames I belive, not exploded. Though I suppose one isn't that much better than the other, is it? :rolleyes:

    I got a 5300cs (hence the name) for about $200 with everything included, i.e. the box, manuals, etc. It's a nice little machine although cursed with a passive-matrix screen and a woefully slow processor. Still I've always liked the form factor.

    The 2400 I'm interested in as well, but they go for a small fortune here.

    The 2400 auction Unopened, unused PB2400 for ¥300,000 ($26-2700?)
     
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    applemacdude

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    What was the diffrence between the 5300cs, ce and c? Screen type? Mhz?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    5300 was a 100Mhz ppc with a passive-matrix screen, gray-scale.

    5300c had a color active matrix display.

    5300cs was the same as the 5300c but had a dual-scan display.

    5300ce was the end of the line, had an active-matrix display, and was 117Mhz. Fully decked out, the original price was $6500 :eek:

    Check out EveryMac.com it's a great site for machine specs.
     
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    Spock

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    neoelectronaut

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    Typically for Apple computer histories, I like Mactracker.

    http://www.mactracker.ca/

    I was first introduced to this on the MacAddict January Issue's CD.
     

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