Power Macintosh 8600

The Apple Power Macintosh 8600 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1997 to 1998 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on February 17, 1997, and its price started at $2699.

The new Power Macintosh features a 200 MHz PowerPC 604e or 250 MHz or 300 MHz PowerPC 604e Mach V processor, 32 MB of RAM, 2 GB or 4 GB hard drive, 12x CD-ROM or 24x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on February 17, 1998.

Today Power Macintosh 8600 is 25 years old!

Power Macintosh 8600
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Power Macintosh 8600 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 17, 1997 (200 MHz)
August 5, 1997 (250 MHz & 300 MHz)
DiscontinuedAugust 5, 1997 (200 MHz)
December 13, 1997 (250 MHz)
February 17, 1998 (300 MHz)
Model Identifier69 (200 MHz)
103 (250 MHz & 300 MHz)
Model NumberUnknown
Order NumberM5453LL/A
M5905LL/A
M6092LL/A
M6342LL/A
Original Price$2,699
$3,199
$3,699
ColorsPlatinum
Weight35 Ibs.
15.875 KG
Dimensions17.3” H x 9.7” W x 17.3” D
43.94 cm H x 24.63 cm W x 43.94 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 604e
PowerPC 604e Mach V
Processor Speed200 MHz
250 MHz
300 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus50 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB or 1 MB L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage2 GB 5400 RPM
4 GB 5400 RPM
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 12x CD-ROM or 24x CD-ROM
1 – Zip 100

Memory

Built-in Memory32 MB
Maximum Memory512 MB (Apple)
1.0 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots8 – 168 pin EDO or FPM DIMM
Minimum Speed60 ns
70 ns (300 MHz)
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory2 MB
4 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15
1 – Composite
1 – S-Video

Expansion

Expansion Slots3 – PCI
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Connections

Ethernet10BASE-T and AAUI
ModemNone
Wi-FiNone
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
InfraredNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
2 – RCA input
Audio Out2 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – RCA output
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15
1 – Composite
1 – S-Video

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.5.5
Later OSMac OS 7.6.1
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power390 W
Line Voltage100-240 V

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References:
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8600/200: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8600/250: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 8600/300: Technical Specifications