In 1992, Apple introduced a new addition to its Macintosh PowerBook series of computers: the Macintosh PowerBook 180. This notebook computer was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1992 to 1994.
The PowerBook 180 made its debut on October 19, 1992, and its initial price point was $3,870. This high-end device featured a 33 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, a Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, a 9.8-inch monochrome LCD display, 4 MB of RAM, and a hard drive with a capacity of either 80 MB or 120 MB. Additionally, the PowerBook 180 included a 1.44 MB floppy drive.
Despite its impressive specs, the Macintosh PowerBook 180 was eventually discontinued on May 16, 1994. As of today, the PowerBook 180 is 30 years old, and it serves as a reminder of the evolution of Apple’s notebook computers over the past three decades.
Macintosh PowerBook 180 Release Date and Original Price
October 19, 1992
May 16, 1994
M4400LL/A (80 MB hard drive) M4410LL/A (120 MB hard drive)
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
Motorola 68882 FPU
Storage & Media
80 MB 120 MB
1.44 MB floppy
1 – PowerBook 1xx (70-pin connector)
9.8″ 4-bit monochrome active matrix reflective LCD
640 x 400
1 – Mini-15
Internal 20-pin connector for the optional 2400-baud modem card