This article from May 2006 by Charles Webb at Low End Mac, examines one of our favorite PowerBook's of all time.
"In this modern age, we have become accustomed to high powered computers capable of running any app we could imagine and more. But let's analyze the other end of the spectrum for a moment.
No, I'm not talking about the PC market, but rather the aged, yet still useful, PowerBook 3400c.
Several months ago, I wrote an article about the "MainStreet" PowerBook G3 and how it was still good for basic use despite its "underpowered" CPU and abysmal screen. In this article I'd like to talk about how the 1997 PowerBook 3400c, despite being from an even earlier CPU generation, is a better performer in today's world."
The PowerBook 3400: Surprisingly Useful and Spry with the Classic Mac OS