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Mac Clones (Mac OS Compatible Systems): PowerComputing

PowerComputing, one of the largest and best known MacOS-Compatible manufacturers, sold Cold Fusion, Catalyst, Tsunami, and Alchemy-based MacOS systems worldwide from April 1995 to December 1997.

On September 2, 1997, Apple purchased PowerComputing's "core assets" for $100 million in Apple common stock which included "the right to retain key employees with expertise in direct marketing, distribution, and engineering, Power Computing's customer database, and the license to distribute the MacOS."

PowerComputing continued to sell MacOS-Compatibles until December 31, 1997, and then went out of business because of difficulties entering the Wintel market. Former members of management had plans to start a new "PowerComputing" but it would have sold Wintel-based PCs, and essentially been a completely different company.




PowerComputing: Power

Processor

Power 80

80 MHz PowerPC 601

Power 100

100 MHz PowerPC 601

Power 110

110 MHz PowerPC 601

Power 120

120 MHz PowerPC 601

PowerComputing: PowerWave

Processor

PowerWave 604/120

120 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerWave 604/132

132 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerWave 604/150

150 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerComputing: PowerCurve

Processor

PowerCurve 601/120

120 MHz PowerPC 601

PowerComputing: PowerCenter

Processor

PowerCenter 120

120 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerCenter 132

132 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerCenter 150

150 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerCenter 166

166 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerCenter 180

180 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerComputing: PowerCenter Pro

Processor

PowerCenter Pro 180

180 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerCenter Pro 210

210 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerCenter Pro 240

240 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerComputing: PowerTower

Processor

PowerTower 166

166 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerTower 180

180 MHz PowerPC 604

PowerTower 180e

180 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerTower 200e

200 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerComputing: PowerTower Pro

Processor

PowerTower Pro 180

180 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerTower Pro 200

200 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerTower Pro 225

225 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerTower Pro 225 MP

225 MHz PowerPC 604e (2)

PowerTower Pro 250

250 MHz PowerPC 604e

PowerTower Pro 250 MP

250 MHz PowerPC 604e (2)

PowerTower Pro G3 250

250 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3)

PowerTower Pro G3 275

275 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3)

PowerComputing: PowerBase

Processor

PowerBase 180

180 MHz PowerPC 603e

PowerBase 200

200 MHz PowerPC 603e

PowerBase 240

240 MHz PowerPC 603e



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