PowerBook G3/266 Facts at a Glance
- Processor: G3, 266MHz
- Bus Speed: 66 MHz
- L2 Cache: 1 MB @ 133MHz
- Installed RAM: 64MB (Max 192)
- RAM Slots: 2, SO-DIMM
- Min RAM Speed: 10 ns
- Installed VRAM: 4MB (Max 4 MB)
- Drive: 4 GB or 8 GB ATA
- CD Drive: 20X (removable)
- Network: On-board 10baseT Ethernet
- Slots: 2 PC - two type II or one type III
- Expansion Bays: 2
- Supported MacOS: 8.0 - X
- Screen: 14.1 active matrix (1024x768)
- Battery Life: Up to 7 hours in dual-battery mode
(2.5 to 3 hours for single battery)
- Weight: 7.2 - 7.8
- Introduced: 9/98
- Discontinued: - 5/99
- Original Price: $3,500
- S-video out capable
- ADB ports
- Serial port
- Optional DVD drive
Thursday, March 29, 2001
The G3/266 PowerBook was released in the late summer of 1998,
along with a lower-end 233MHz model and higher-end 300 MHz
machine. This series of machines were code named "WallStreet"
and sported a 66 MHz System bus, a speed that would not be
broken until the G3/400, with its 100 MHz bus, would released.
All three machines came with backside cache, the 266 MHz
model with 1 MB running at half the processor speed.
All the WallStreet machines standardized on a large 14.1,
24-bit, 1024 x 768, active matrix screen.
The machine has two expansion bays one of which was filled
with a removable CD-ROM drive. Options for the expansion bays
included a DVD drive or an extra battery which allows for
running in dual-battery mode. An expansion bay floppy-drive
was also an option.
The WallStreet PowerBooks were popular and sold well.
Below you will find the MacBench 5.0 results
for the current processor upgrades available for this machine.
Results marked in blue indicate that benchmark results were
done by us. All other processor card results were provided
by the upgrade manufacturer. The bar graphs below express
results as a percentage of improvement over the base machine,
which receives a score of 100%. Further down the page you
will find a table with the actual MacBench score.
For G4 Application specific scores - Click