Power Macintosh 8100

The Apple Power Macintosh 8100 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 $4250.

The new Power Macintosh features an 80 MHz / 100 MHz or 110 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, 8 MB / 16 MB or 24 MB of RAM, 250 MB / 500 MB / 700 MB / 1 GB or 2 GB hard drive, 2x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on August 5, 1995.

Today Power Macintosh 8100 is 28 years old!

Power Macintosh 8100/80AV
Source: wikimedia.org – Power Macintosh 8100/80AV

Power Macintosh 8100 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 14, 1994 (80 MHz)
November 3, 1994 (110 MHz)
January 3, 1995 (100 MHz)
DiscontinuedJanuary 3, 1995 (80 MHz)
October 14, 1995 (100 MHz)
August 5, 1995 (110 MHz)
Model Identifier40 (110 MHz)
55 (100 MHz)
65 (80 MHz)
Model NumberM3635
M3636
M3637
M3638
M3639
M3640
M3680
Order NumberM1884LL/A
M1880LL/A
M2199LL/A
M3079LL/A
M2284LL/A
M2297LL/A
M2293LL/A
Original Price$4,250
$4,400
$4,600

$4,800
$5,250
$5,660
$6,500
$6,700
ColorsPlatinum
Weight25 Ibs.
11.339 KG
Dimensions14” H x 7.7” W x 15.75” D
35.56 cm H x 19.55 cm W x 40 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 601
Processor Speed80 MHz
100 MHz
110 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus40 MHz
33.3 MHz
36.7 MHz
Cache32 KB L1
256 KB L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage250 MB
500 MB
700 MB
1 GB
2 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 2x CD-ROM (Optional)

Memory

Built-in Memory8 MB
16 MB
24 MB
Maximum Memory264 MB
Memory Slots8 – 72 pin SIMMs (Group of 2)
Minimum Speed80 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory2 MB
4 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15
1 – HDI-45

Expansion

Expansion Slots3 – 7″ NuBus
1 – PDS (Filled by Video or AV Card)
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Connections

EthernetAAUI-15
ModemNone
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
1 – HDI-45

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.1.2 (80 MHz)
System Software 7.5 (100 MHz and 110 MHz)
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power150 W
Line Voltage100-240 V

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References:
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8100/80: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8100/80AV: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8100/100: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8100/100AV: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8100/110: Technical Specifications