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Apple Power Macintosh 6100/60AVThe Apple Power Macintosh 6100/60AV, based on the PDM (Piltdown Man) architecture, features a 60 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, 8 MB of RAM, a 250 MB or 350 MB hard drive, an optional 2X CD-ROM drive and an Audio-Visual card with S-video and RCA video input/output in a low-profile desktop case.

The consumer version of the Power Macintosh 6100/60 is the Performa 6110CD and related models and the server version is the WGS 6150/60, albeit both without the audio/video capabilities.

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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.

March 14, 1994 January 3, 1995
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 1994.
60 MHz PowerPC 601
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Third-Party* Integrated
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
30 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 256k
Details: N/A
72-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
8 MB 136 MB*
Details: *This model formally can be upgraded to a maximum of 72 MB of RAM, but third-parties have discovered it actually can support 136 MB with two 64 MB SIMMs and the 8 MB of onboard memory.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 MB 2*
Details: *SIMMs must be installed in matching pairs.
Integrated, AV Card* Integrated, AV Card*
Details: *This model has both integrated VRAM shared with system memory and dedicated VRAM on the AV card.
640k/2 MB* 640k/2 MB*
Details: *640k of system RAM is dedicated to video function (via the HDI-45 port) and 2 MB of dedicated VRAM is provided by the pre-installed AV card.
Dual Displays 640x480*
Details: *This model supports one display via the HDI-45 port and another via the DB-15 port. The HDI-45 port uses 640k of system memory and supports a display at 512x394 or 640x480 at 16-bit or 832x624 at 8-bit. The DB-15 port uses the 2 MB of dedicated VRAM on the AV card and supports 512x384, 640x400, 640x480, 800x600 or 832x624 at 24-bit and 1024x768 or 1152x870 at 16-bit.
Dual/Mirroring 1152x870*
Details: *This model can support dual displays by default. The DB-15 port uses the 2 MB of dedicated VRAM provided by the AV card and can support a display up to 1152x870 at 16-bit.
250 MB, 350 MB SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is configured with a 250 MB or 350 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM (Optional) 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: N/A
None AAUI-15
Details: N/A
1 601 PDS or 7" NuBus* None*
Details: *NuBus slot available with PDS-to-NuBus adapter (M1402LL/A). By default, this expansion slot is occupied by the AV card.

*If the 2X CD-ROM was not installed, the system has one open front-facing 5.25" drive bay intended for an optical drive.
Desktop Macintosh Centris 610
Details: N/A
M2738LL/A* Power Mac 6100
Details: *M2738LL/A refers to the configuration with 8 MB of RAM and a 250 MB hard drive. M2837LL/A refers to the configuration with 16 MB of RAM and a 250 MB hard drive.
M1596 75
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M1596 Model Number and 75 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
7.1.2 7.1.2-7.5.1, 7.5.3-9.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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3.4 x 16.3 x 15.6 14.0 lbs (6.4 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (8.6 cm, 41.4 cm, 39.6 cm).
US$2600 N/A
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc (Sun Remarketing).

Click on a category for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.

1 (HDI-45), 1 (DB-15) None
Details: This model has both HDI-45 and DB-15 ports for video out as well as S-video and RCA.
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
None 2*
Details: *Two Geoport serial ports standard (one printer, one modem).
None 1 (AAUI-15)
Details: AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
1* 1*
Details: *S-video and RCA input/output ports provided by pre-installed AV card.
1 (PlainTalk) None
Details: N/A
1 (16-Bit Stereo) 1 (Rear-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 210 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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