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PowerBook 1400/133 Processor Upgrade Page

PowerBook 1400/133 Facts at a Glance

  • Processor: PPC 603e, 133MHz
  • 128k Level 2 Cache
  • Drive: 1GB SCSI
  • Slots: 1 PDS
  • Installed RAM:16MB (64 Max)
  • RAM Slots: 1
  • Min RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Screen Size 11.3" 800x600
  • CD-ROM: 6X or 8X
  • Weight 6.7 Lbs. 
  • Introduced: 5/19/97


The PowerBook 1400/133 represented the midrange of the 1400 line which included 117MHz and 166MHz models as well. Only 16MHz faster than its 117MHz sibling the 1400/133 gained extra performance from the inclusion of a 128k level 2 cache. Performance was roughly 20% better than the 1400/117.

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The 11.3" inch screen was available as either dual-scan or active matrix. The resolution on the 1400 series was bumped up from the 640x480 of older PowerBooks to 800x600. Many faulted the video as being too slow and with 1MB VRAM video was limited to 16 bit. All of the 1400's offered the cool option of adding a custom back and companies like BookWares.com were quick to supply them. There are two issues to be aware of if you are considering a G3 upgrade for this machine, heat and power consumption. Some have suggested that a G3 upgrade would run too hot in this machine. The other issue is that the upgrade will drain your battery roughly 25-75% faster than without the upgrade. For more information on this issue and the PowerBook 1400 in general visit The PowerBookSource website.

 

Below you will find the MacBench 4.0 results for most of the processor upgrades available for this machine. These results are what the individual manufactures publish for their cards. In other words the speed trials were run by the manufacturer. For an independent evaluation of these cards check the Processor Upgrade Page to see if we have results available. 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.




MacBench Absolute Scores

Processor Upgrade Card MacBench 4.0 Processor Score
PowerBook 1400/133 137
NewerTech Nupower 1400 G3/233/166/512k 656
NewerTech Nupower 1400 G3/250/125/1MB 875
Vimage Vpower PB1400 G3/233/117/512k 691
Vimage Vpower PB1400 G3/266/133/512k 923



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