Power Macintosh 7300

The Apple Power Macintosh 7300 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 1997 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on February 17, 1997, and its price started at $2100.

The new Power Macintosh features a 166 MHz / 180 MHz or 200 MHz PowerPC 604e processor, 16 MB or 32 MB of RAM, 2 GB hard drive, 12x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

At the same time, Apple offered a PC version of Power Macintosh 7300 shipped with a 166 MHz Intel Pentium processor dedicated to MS-DOS or Windows.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on November 11, 1997.

Today Power Macintosh 7300 is 25 years old!

Power Macintosh 7300
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Power Macintosh 7300 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 17, 1997
DiscontinuedNovember 10, 1997
Model Identifier109
Model NumberM3979
Order NumberM5542J/A
M4946LL/A
M5811LL/A
M5543LL/A
Original Price$2,100
$2,300
$2,700
$3,200
ColorsPlatinum
Weight22 Ibs.
9.979 KG
Dimensions6.15” H x 14.37” W x 16.93” D
15.62 cm H x 36.5 cm W x 43 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 604e
Intel Pentium*
Processor Speed166 MHz
180 MHz
200 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus45 MHz
48 MHz
50 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
256 KB L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU
*PC version only

Storage & Media

Storage2.0 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 12x CD-ROM

Memory

Built-in Memory16 MB
32 MB
Maximum Memory512 MB (Apple)
1 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots8 – 168 pin DIMM
Minimum Speed70 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory2 MB
4 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15

Expansion

Expansion Slots3 – PCI
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Connections

EthernetNone
Modem10BASE-T and AAUI-15
Wi-FiNone
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

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.5.5
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power150 W
Line Voltage100-130 V or 200-270 V

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References:
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 7300/166: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 7300/180: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 7300/180 PC Compatible: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 7300/200: Technical Specifications