Macintosh PowerBook 100


At A Glance

The PowerBook 100 was Apple’s first commercially successful notebook. Launched in 1991, it sported a Motorola 68000 16-MHz processor, 2-8 Mb RAM, a 9-inch monochrome backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) with 640 × 400 pixel resolution, and System 7. It revolutionized laptop design by placing the trackball in front of the keyboard. You can view the original specifications of the Macintosh PowerBook 100 at the Apple site by clicking here.

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Original Specifications


  • Processor & Memory:
    • Motorola M68HC000 running at 16 Mhz
    • Comes with 2MB pseudostatic RAM on the logic board, and one memory
      expansion slot.
    • Expandable to 8MB of RAM by installing a RAM expansion card in the
      expansion slot.
    • 20 Mb / 40 Mb 2.5″ SCSI drive
    • 256 Kb ROM
  • Ports:
    • Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) port for low-power keyboard, mouse, and
      other devices using a two-speed, synchronous serial bus
    • RS-422 serial port for LocalTalk networking, printers, modems, and
      other devices
    • HDI-30 SCSI port for hard disks, scanners, CD-ROM drives, and other
      devices
    • Monophonic sound output port for external audio amplifier
    • HDI-20 floppy disk drive port for the external 1.4MB floppy disk
      drive
  • Power:
    • Max Watts: 17
    • Amps: 2
    • BTU per Hr: 58.14
    • Voltage: 100-240V, 50-60Hz
    • Frequency Range: 50-60 Hz
    • Sealed lead-acid, 2.3 ampere-hours, provides 2 to 4 hours of use before
      recharging is necessary
    • Recharge time: 3 hours
    • Three non-rechargeable disk-type Lithium backup batteries (type CR-2430)


  • Video/Display:
    • 9″ (229m) diagnonal supertwist LCD display
    • CCFL backlight
    • Resolution: 640 x 400
  • Environmental Requirements:
    • Operating temperature: 50 to 104 degrees F (10 to 40 degrees C)
    • Storage Temperature: -40 to 65 C (-40 to 149 F)
    • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing
    • Altitude: Operating: 3048 m (10,000 ft.) maximum
    • Shipping (non-operating) 0 to 15,000 ft. (0 to 4,722 m)
  • Physical:
    • Launched: 10/21/1991
    • Discontinued: 8/3/1992
    • Weight: 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
    • Height: 1.8 in (4.6 cm)
    • Width: 11 in (28.0 cm)
    • Depth: 8.5 in (22.0 cm)



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Wikipedia

For a comprehensive overview of the Powerbook 100, check out the Wikipedia entry here.

Flickr

Check out an awesome array of photos of the PowerBook 100 over at Flickr.

LowEndMac

Low End Mac has a thoroughly detailed history and background here.

iFixIt

Check out a teardown of a PowerBook 100 at iFixit here.

www.open.ou.nl

A comprehensive FAQ of the PowerBook 100 can be found here.
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