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Apple PowerBook 100The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 100, codesigned by Apple and Sony, features a 16 MHz 68HC000 processor, 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM, and either a 20 MB or 40 MB hard drive in a compact portable case with a 9.0" monochrome passive-matrix display and an external floppy disk drive (not pictured).

Essentially, the PowerBook 100 is a redesigned version of the Backlit Portable in a smaller case that only weighs five pounds, a full ten pounds lighter than its predecessor.

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

Click on the category for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.

October 21, 1991 August 3, 1992
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 1991.
16 MHz 68000
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor but a 16-bit data path.
Soldered None
Details: N/A
16 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 256k
Details: N/A
Details: N/A
PSRAM Card* 100 ns
Details: *Supports a single 70-pin 100 ns PSRAM card.
2 MB, 4 MB 8 MB*
Details: *With 2 MB of onboard memory and a 6 MB memory module.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
2 MB 1*
Details: *One PowerBook 100 series 70-pin memory slot.
Dedicated* Onboard
Details: *Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
9.0" Monochrome 640x400
Details: 9.0" monochrome passive-matrix (1-bit) Supertwist LCD.
Details: N/A
20 MB, 40 MB SCSI
Details: *By default, this model was configured with either a 20 MB or a 40 MB hard drive.
None 1.44 MB (External*)
Details: *Entry-level M0567LL/A configuration lacks an external floppy disk drive.
None* None
Details: *Optional internal modem offered.
Modem None
Details: N/A
Notebook PowerBook 100
Details: N/A
M0567LL/A* PowerBook 100
Details: *M0567LL/A refers to the entry-level configuration with 2 MB of RAM and a 20 MB hard drive. M1045LL/A is the same, but also includes an external 1.44 MB floppy drive.
M1506 24
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M1506 Model Number and 24 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
Lead-Acid 2-4 Hours
Details: N/A
6.0.8L 7.0.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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1.8 x 11.0 x 8.5 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (4.6 cm, 27.9 cm, 21.6 cm).
US$2500 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacUser Magazine Ad).

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None 1 (HDI-20)
Details: N/A
1 1 (HDI-30)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: Single serial port can be used with either a serial printer or modem.
None* None
Details: *Optional internal modem offered.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Mono) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 110V-220V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 17 Max Watts.

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