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Apple Power Macintosh 7100/80The Apple Power Macintosh 7100/80 -- based on the infamous "Carl Sagan" architecture (subsequently renamed "BHA" for "Butt Head Astronomer" and "LAW" for "Lawyers Are Wimps" after a legal threat from Sagan) -- features a 80 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, a 250 MB, 500 MB, or 700 MB hard drive, and a 2X CD-ROM drive in a high-profile desktop case.

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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.

January 3, 1995 January 6, 1996
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 1995.
80 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.
40 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, 16 MB 136 MB
Details: This model can support 136 MB of RAM with four 32 MB SIMMs and the 8 MB of onboard memory.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 MB 4*
Details: *SIMMs must be installed in matching pairs.
Integrated/Dedicated* 256k VRAM SIMM*
Details: *By default, this model has a VRAM card that has 1 MB of VRAM soldered. This VRAM card also has four slots that can hold 256k VRAM SIMMs. The system has an HDI-45 port onboard that can use 640k of system memory and a DB-15 port via video card.
1 MB* 2 MB*
Details: *By default, this model has 1 MB of VRAM on a dedicated VRAM card. It can be expanded to 2 MB by installing four 256k VRAM SIMMs in expansion slots on the card. In addition, the HDI-45 port uses 640k of system memory for video function.
Dual Displays 832x624*
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. By default, the DB-15 port uses the 1 MB of VRAM on the VRAM card to support a display at 512x384, 640x480 or 832x624 at 16-bit and 1024x768 or 1152x870 at 8-bit. With 2 MB of VRAM installed, it supports 512x384, 640x480 or 832x624 at 24-bit and 1024x768 or 1152x870 at 16-bit.
Dual/Mirroring 1152x870*
Details: *This model can support dual displays by default. With the standard 1 MB of VRAM, the DB-15 port can support a second display up to 832x624 at 16-bit or 1152x870 at 8-bit. Upgraded to 2 MB of VRAM, it can support a second display up to 832x624 at 24-bit or 1152x870 at 16-bit.
250 MB, 500 MB, 700 MB SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is configured with a 250 MB, 500 MB or 700 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: N/A
None AAUI-15
Details: N/A
1 601 PDS and 3 NuBus None
Details: N/A
Desktop Macintosh IIvx
Details: N/A
N/A Power Mac 7100
Details: N/A
M2391 112
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M2391 Model Number and 112 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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6.0 x 13.0 x 16.5 25.0 lbs (11.3 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (15.2 cm, 33 cm, 41.9 cm).
US$2900, US$3150 N/A
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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: HDI-45 port is onboard.
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.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (PlainTalk) None*
Details: *Single microphone sound in port.
1 (16-Bit Stereo) None*
Details: *Single rear-mounted sound out port.
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 230 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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