Macintosh PowerBook 100

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100 is a notebook that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1991 to 1992 as part of the Macintosh PowerBook series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on October 21, 1991, and its price started at $2500.

The new PowerBook features a 16 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 9.8″ monochrome LCD display, 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM, and 20 MB or 40 MB hard drive.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on August 3, 1992.

Today Macintosh PowerBook 100 is 31 years old!

Macintosh Powerbook 100
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Macintosh PowerBook 100 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 21, 1991
DiscontinuedAugust 3, 1992
Model Identifier24
Model NumberM1506
Order NumberM0567LL/A
M1045LL/A
Original Price$2,500
ColorsDark grey
Weight5.1 Ibs.
2.313 KG
Dimensions1.8” H x 11” W x 8.5” D
4.57 cm H x 27.94 cm W x 21.59 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed16 MHz
ArchitectureUnknown
Number of Cores1
System Bus16 MHz
CacheNone
CoprocessorNone

Storage & Media

Storage20 MB
40 MB
MediaNone

Memory

Built-in Memory2 MB
4 MB
Maximum Memory8 MB
Memory Slots1 – PowerBook 1xx (70-pin connector)
Minimum Speed100 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in Display9.8″ diagonal passive matrix reflective monochrome LCD display
Resolutions640 x 400

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display ConnectionNone

Expansion

Expansion SlotsInternal 20-pin connector for the optional 2400-baud modem card
Hard Drive Interface40-pin SCSI
BaysUnknown

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.0.1
Maximum OSSystem Software 7.5.5
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

Wi-FiNone
EthernetNone
ModemNone
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial1
SCSIHDI-30
Floppy PortHDI-20
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
InfraredNone
DisplayNone

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in 64-key (U.S.) or 64-key (ISO) 3.0-mm travel keyboard
TrackpadBuilt-in 25-mm trackball pointing device

Power

System BatterySealed lead-acid 2.5-ampere-hour battery
Backup Battery3 – 3.5 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power17 W
Line VoltageUnknown
Power AdapterUnknown

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References:
Apple Support – Macintosh PowerBook 100: Technical Specifications