Background and Identification
The Power Macintosh G3 Minitower is a personal computer intended for home and professional use, released by Apple in 1997. There are three Power Macintosh G3 computers in this series: Desktop, Minitower, and All-in-One.
The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first that received third generation PowerPC 750 processors. RAM and storage specifications were continuously updated as the product was improved, meaning there are a few different editions of the Power Macintosh G3 Minitower. There is a serial number and details about the specific make located on the back of the tower that will help identify which one you have.
On this model there is a release button on the side panel that opens it up, allowing access to the board and other internal components. The front of the tower has a slot for a floppy disk, CD, and zip drive. The bottom has the classic colorful “Apple” logo.
The Power Macintosh G3 series was discontinued in 1999 and succeeded by the Power Macintosh G4 series.
- Battery: 3.6-3.9 V Lithium
- Storage: 4, 6, 8, or 9 GB IDE hard drive, floppy drive, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, optional Zip 100 drive
- Model Number: M4405
- Dimensions: 38.6 x 24.4 x 45.2 cm
- Weight: 15 kg
- Original Operating System: Mac OS 8.0
- Maximum Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2.8
- Manufacturer: Apple