Power Macintosh 6100

The Apple Power Macintosh 6100 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1994 to 1995 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on March 14, 1994, and its price started at $1700.

The new Power Macintosh features a 60 MHz or 66 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, 160 MB / 250 MB / 350 MB or 500 MB hard drive, 2x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

At the same time, Apple offered a PC version of Power Macintosh 6100 shipped with a 66 MHz Intel 486DX2 processor dedicated to MS-DOS or Windows.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on October 14, 1995.

Today Power Macintosh 6100 is 28 years old!

Power Macintosh 6100
Source: pinterest.com Power Macintosh 6100/66

Power Macintosh 6100 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 14, 1994 (60 MHz)
January 3, 1995 (66 MHz)
DiscontinuedJanuary 3, 1995 (60 MHz)
October 14, 1995 (66 MHz)
Model Identifier75 (60 MHz)
100 (66 MHz)
Model NumberM3631
M3632
M3633
M3634
Order NumberM2197LL/A
M1878LL/A
M3078LL/A
M2738LL/A
M2837LL/A
M3631LL/A
M3632LL/A
M3972LL/A
Original Price$1,700
$1,750
$1,820
$1,950
$2,000
$2,150
$2,350
$2,700
ColorsPlatinum
Weight14 Ibs.
6.350 KG
Dimensions3.4” H x 16.3” W x 15.6” D
8.63 cm H x 41.4 cm W x 39.62 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 601
PowerPC 601 and Intel 486DX2*
Processor Speed60 MHz
66 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus30 MHz
Cache32 KB L1 Optional (60 MHz)
256 KB L2 (66 MHz)
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU
*PC version only

Storage & Media

Storage160 MB
250 MB
350 MB
500 MB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 2x CD-ROM (Optional for AV models)

Memory

Built-in Memory8 MB
16 MB
Maximum Memory132 MB (Actual)
72 MB (Apple)
Memory Slots2 – 72 pin SIMMs (Group of 2)
Minimum Speed80 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
2 MB (AV models)
Display Connection1 – DB-15
1 – HDI-45

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – 7″ PDS or NuBus (AV card installed on AV models)
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Connections

EthernetAAUI-15
ModemNone
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15
1 – HDI-45

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.1.2
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power210 W
Line Voltage100-240 V

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References:
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 6100/60: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 6100/60AV: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 6100/66: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 6100/66AV: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible: Technical Specifications