Apple Powerbook 540c in Hackers (1995)

Dade uses the Powerbook to "hack the Gibson" at the end of the film.

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mik

dade's computer before this one (the one he spraypaints with camouflage pattern) is an outbound portable
2009-07-28 14:04


James

Hi, mik. I've seen a number of suggestions that the Outbound might appear in this film. I don't think it does, though. Dade's machine has a rather bizarrely placed trackball next to the screen that doesn't exist on the Outbound. I think it's probably just a mock-up. I'd love to be proved wrong, though!
2009-07-28 14:08


izcool

Dade's laptop that he spray-painted camouflage is actually a <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Portable' target='_blank'>Macintosh Portable</a> from 1989 - 1991.
2015-03-09 10:45


James

Hi, izcool. A number of people suggest that Dade's machine is a Macbook, but I just don't see it. It's a completely different form factor - again I draw your attention to the trackball being next to the screen rather than next to the keyboard.
2015-03-09 10:47


klarusboy

not to get too pedantic, but do we know for a fact that this is not a 520c?
2015-03-24 07:28