A BeBox, with aftermarket monitor
|Release date||BeBox Dual603-66 : October 3, 1995
BeBox Dual603e-133 : August 5, 1996 
|Introductory price||BeBox Dual603-66 US$1,600
BeBox Dual603-133 US$2,995
|Units sold||1000 - BeBox Dual603-66
800 - BeBox Dual603e-133
|CPU||2 × PowerPC 603|
|Removable storage||Up to 256 MB of RAM (Supports up to 8 72-pin SIMMs)|
|Power||100 - 240 volt AC single-phase|
|Dimensions||15.68 x 8.28 x 18.15 in
39.8 cm x 21.0 cm x 46.1 cm
The BeBox is a dual CPU personal computer, briefly sold by Be Inc. to run the company's own operating system, BeOS. Notable aspects of the system include its CPU configuration, I/O board with "GeekPort", and "Blinkenlights" on the front bezel.
The BeBox made its debut in October 1995 (BeBox Dual603-66). The processors were upgraded to 133 MHz in August 1996 (BeBox Dual603e-133). Production was halted in January 1997, following the port of BeOS to the Macintosh, in order for the company to concentrate on software. Be sold around 1000 66 MHz BeBoxes and 800 133 MHz BeBoxes.
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- Four serial ports (9-pin D-shell)
- One mouse port, PS/2-type
- Two joystick ports (15-pin D-shell)
- Two MIDI out ports
- Two MIDI in ports
- Three infrared (IR) I/O ports (6-pin mini DIN)
- One internal CD audio line-level input (5-pin strip)
- One internal microphone audio input (4-pin strip)
- One internal headphone audio output (4-pin strip)
- Two line-level RCA inputs (L/R)
- Two line-level outputs (L/R)
- One microphone input 3.5 mm stereo phono jack
- One headphone output 3.5 mm stereo phono jack
- A 16-bit stereo sound system @ 48 and 44.1 kHz
- One "GeekPort" (37-pin D-shell)
- An experimental-electronic-development oriented port, backed by three fuses on the mainboard.
- Digital and analog I/O and DC power connector, 37-pin connector on the ISA bus.
- Two independent, bidirectional 8-bit ports
- Four A/D pins routing to a 12-bit A/D converter
- Four D/A pins connected to an independent 8-bit D/A converter
- Two signal ground reference pins
- Eleven power and ground pins:
- Two at +5 V, one at +12 V, one at -12 V, seven ground pins.
- Jean-Louis Gassée Unveils the BeBox, RELEASED OCTOBER 3, 1995, Press release for BeBox Dual603-66
- Be Announces the BeBox Dual603-133, RELEASED AUGUST 5, 1996, Press release.
- The BeBox, General, FAQ, How many BeBoxes were sold before they were discontinued? Be, Inc.
- Be Product Datasheet, The BeBox Dual603, BeBox Dual603-66, BeBox Dual603-133
- Archived October 20, 1996 at the Wayback Machine
- BeBox History The BeBox Zone[dead link]Archived February 4, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- Interview with Joseph Palmer, Posted: 2-Dec-2005, Be Informed, The BeBox Zone[dead link]Archived February 24, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- The BeBox Zone[dead link]Archived April 15, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- BeBox Photo Gallery (Joseph Palmer: Be HW Engineer)
- Pinout for the GeekPort connector
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