PowerBook Duo 210


Family: PowerBook

Codename: DBLite, BOB W (Best of Both Worlds), Cinnamon

Gestalt ID: 29

Minimum OS: 7.1

Maximum OS: 7.6.1

Introduced: October 1992

Terminated: October 1993


CPU: Motorola MC68030

CPU Speed: 25 MHz

FPU: none

Bus Speed: 25 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 256 bytes data, 256 bytes instruction


RAM Type: unique

Minimum RAM Speed: 70 ns

Onboard RAM: 4 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 24 MB

Expansion Slots: modem, Dock (152-pin PDS)


Screen: 9" supertwist grayscale LCD

Max Resolution: 4-bit 640x400


Hard Drive: 80 MB


Serial: 1 Mini DIN-8

Speaker: mono 8 bit

Microphone: mono 8 bit


Power: 25 Watts

Dimensions: 1.4" H x 10.9" W x 8.5" D

Weight: 4.2 lbs.

The first of a new breed, the idea behind the Duo 210 was to have a fully functional desktop computer (by way of the DuoDock) that also served as an excellent portable machine. The 210 ran on a 25 MHz 68030 processor, had a 4-bit passive screen, 4-32 MB of memory, and an internal hard drive. Its most innovative feature was the 152 pin PDS that allowed it to dock with a docking station that might contain more RAM, a larger hard drive, or more VRAM for a color monitor. The 210 cost $2,250, and was discontinued in October 1993.

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