On August 3, 1992, Apple introduced the Macintosh PowerBook 145, a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold as part of the Macintosh PowerBook series of Macintosh computers. The PowerBook 145 was available for purchase at a starting price of $2,150.
The PowerBook 145 featured a 25 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, a 9.8-inch monochrome LCD display, 2 MB of RAM, a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, and a 1.44 MB floppy drive. Despite its impressive specs, the PowerBook 145 was discontinued on June 7, 1993 and replaced by the Macintosh PowerBook 145B.
Today, the Macintosh PowerBook 145 is 30 years old and holds a special place in Apple history as one of the first notebook computers in the Macintosh PowerBook series. While it may no longer be in production, the PowerBook 145 remains a nostalgic reminder of the evolution of technology and the impact that Apple has had on the industry.
Macintosh PowerBook 145 Release Date and Original Price
August 3, 1992
June 7, 1993
6.8 Ibs. 3.084 KG
2.25” H x 11.25” W x 9.3” D 5.71 cm H x 28.57 cm W x 23.62 cm D
Number of Cores
0.5 KB L1
Storage & Media
40 MB 80 MB
1.44 MB floppy
1 – PowerBook 1xx (70-pin connector)
9.8″ diagonal passive matrix reflective LCD
640 x 400
Internal 20-pin connector for the optional 2400-baud modem card