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The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 520C laptop worked 30 years later: how it was “resurrected” (video)

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May23,2024

Apple Macintosh PowerBook 520C laptop started working 30 years later: how it was

The device received new central and graphics processors, a drive, a screen and more memory.

YouTube blogger Billy The Kid was able to repair and run an Apple laptop — Macintosh PowerBook 520C. This machine was released in the mid-1990s, reported Tom's Hardware.

In 1994, the original Apple Macintosh PowerBook 500 series appeared, which forever changed the notebook market, despite the cheap case and electronic components, that quickly became obsolete. YouTuber Billy The Kid took the classic PowerBook 520C shell and completely replaced the internals, adding a new iPad display and parts from the 2015 MacBook Pro.

The 1990s PowerBook 520C had a 9.5-inch screen, a 32-bit single-core Motorola 68030 chip with with a frequency of 25 MHz, a graphics processor with a frequency of 512 KB, 4 MB of RAM that could be expanded to 32 MB, a drive from 160 to 320 MB. From the Macbook Pro of 2015, he received a dual-core Intel Core i5-5257U chip with a frequency of 3.1 GHz, an Intel Iris 6100 graphics chip, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a drive of up to 1 TB.

As can be seen from comparison table above, the ancient Apple PowerBook 502C has undergone quality upgrades. However, these laptops were truly cutting-edge for their time and boasted features such as additional dual battery support for extended lifespan.

In terms of ease of use and ergonomics, the original case and keyboard are still pretty good. and comfortable appearance, although they are made of low-quality plastic.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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