Apple Powerbook G3

The Powerbook G3 was Apple's professional line of laptops between 1997 and 2000 and, perhaps unsurprisingly, was powered by the PowerPC G3 processor.

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On the Beach (2000)

G3s make a couple of appearances. Mary uses her laptop to research the progress of the radiation and to communicate with Peter. A solar-powered G3 in an Anchorage newsroom raises the hopes of the submarine's crew with its garbled transmissions.

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Thar solar panel is pretty tiny.

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Antitrust (2001)

One of Milo's friends at the start-up, Skullbocks, used his Powerbook G3 to monitor their web site's performance and to view a video news feed.

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It looks like the G3 is running Linux.

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House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Stephen Price, the millionaire asmusement park owner, writes a guest list for the party on his Powerbook, which subsequently mysteriously changes to a list of seemingly random people.

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Trapped (2002)

Karen, mother of the abducted child, desperately tries to communicate with her husband using the family's Powerbook, but the kidnappers have severed its internet connection.

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