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Apple Extends Performance of PowerPC Processor to Macintosh Performa Line - 10/1994

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[ 3-OCT-1994 08:5] APPLE EXTENDS PERFORMANCE OF POWERPC PROCESSOR TO
THE MACINTOSH PERFORMA LINE

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 3 -- Apple Computer today expanded its
Macintosh Performa line of home computers with five new models,
featuring the RISC-based PowerPC 601 microprocessor.

The Macintosh Performa 6100 series includes the 6110CD, 6112CD, 6115CD,
6117CD and 6118CD.  These computers combine the performance of PowerPC
based Macintosh computers with the ease of set up and use of Performa.

The Macintosh Performa 6100 series is designed for families and individuals
looking for a complete high performance computer system all in one box.
All systems are based on the PowerPC 601 microprocessor running at 60MHz,
8MB of RAM, minimum 250MB hard drive, and include Apple's internal
double-speed, tray-loading CD-ROM drive, the Apple Multiple Scan 15" Display
with built-in stereo speakers, an external 14.4K Bps Global Village fax/modem
(send/receive fax), Apple Design Keyboard, Macintosh System 7.5, as well as
leading third-party software applications and CD-ROM titles.



       Performa 6100 Series Product Specifications and Pricing

The Performa 6100 series features a PowerPC 601 microprocessor running
at 60MHz.  All systems have a minimum of 8MB of RAM and a double- speed
internal, tray-loading CD-ROM drive.  It also features a Global Village
14.4K Bps Teleport Fax/Modem that enables users to send faxes directly from
the computer, and provides connection to online information services such
as eWorld.


Performa 6110CD 8/250/CD (Available in selected consumer electronic stores)

Software:  (1)ClarisWorks 2.1v3; ClarisWorks 2.1v3 Education Sample
Files; MacGallery Clip Art Treasure Pak; ClickArt Performa Collection 2.0;
Quicken 4.0r6; (1)Now Up-to-Date 2.1.1; Now Contact 1.1; MacLinkPlus Easy
Open Translators 7.52; American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Ed 3.0; eWorld 1.0;
Spin Doctor Challenger 1.1; Spectre Challenger 1.0.1c

CD-ROM Titles:  Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia; 1994 Time Almanac;
(1)EA 3D World Atlas; (1)Family Doctor; (1)Around the World in 80 Days;
KidSoft CD


Performa 6112CD 8/250/CD (Available in selected office product super stores)

Software:  Microsoft Works 4.0a; MacLinkPlus Easy Open Translators
7.52; Quicken 4.0r6;  Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2.0.1; Kid Works 2 1.2.2;
Thinkin' Things Performa Version; The Writing Center 1.03; eWorld 1.0;
American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Ed 3.0; (1)Fractal Dabbler 1.0 (PPC
Version); (1)Spaceway 2000; Spin Doctor Challenger 1.1; Spectre Challenger
1.0.1c; SuperMunchers  1.0

CD-ROM Titles:  Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia; 1994 Time Almanac;
(1)EA 3D World Atlas; (1)Family Doctor; San Diego Zoo Presents Animals!;
(1)Around the World in 80 Days; Wacky Jacks CD Gameshow; KidSoft CD


Performa 6115CD 8/350/CD (Available in selected computer super stores,
specialty retailers, Apple's Educator Advantage Program and Higher
Education Campus Resellers)

Software:  (1)ClarisWorks 2.1v3; ClarisWorks 2.1v3 Education Sample
Files; MacGallery Clip Art Treasure Pak; ClickArt Performa Collection 2.0;
Quicken 4.0r6; (1)Now Up-to-Date 2.1.1; Now Contact 1.1; MacLinkPlus Easy
Open Translators 7.52; American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Ed 3.0; eWorld 1.0;
Spin Doctor Challenger 1.1; Spectre Challenger 1.0.1c

CD-ROM Titles:  Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia; 1994 Time Almanac;
(1)EA 3D World Atlas; (1)Family Doctor; (1)Around the World in 80 Days;
KidSoft CD


Performa 6117CD 8/350/CD (Available in selected club stores)

Software:  (1)ClarisWorks 2.1v3; ClarisWorks 2.1v3 Education Sample
Files; MacGallery Clip Art Treasure Pak; ClickArt Performa Collection 2.0;
Quicken 4.0r6; (1)Now Up-to-Date 2.1.1; Now Contact 1.1; MacLinkPlus Easy
Open Translators 7.52; Kid Works 2 1.2.2; Thinkin' Things Performa Version;
The Writing Center 1.03; American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Ed 3.0; eWorld
1.0; Spin Doctor Challenger 1.1; Spectre Challenger 1.0.1c; (1)Spaceway
2000

CD-ROM Titles:  Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia; 1994 Time Almanac;
(1)EA 3D World Atlas;(1)Family Doctor; San Diego Zoo Presents Animals!;
(1)Around the World in 80 Days; Wacky Jacks CD Gameshow; KidSoft CD


Performa 6118CD 8/500/CD (Available in selected club stores)

Software:  (1)ClarisWorks 2.1v3; ClarisWorks 2.1v3 Education Sample
Files; MacGallery Clip Art Treasure Pak; ClickArt Performa Collection 2.0;
Quicken 4.0r6; (1)Now Up-to-Date 2.1.1; Now Contact 1.1; MacLinkPlus Easy
Open Translators 7.52; Kid Works 2 1.2.2; Thinkin' Things Performa Version;
The Writing Center 1.03; American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Ed 3.0; eWorld
1.0; Spin Doctor Challenger 1.1; Spectre Challenger 1.0.1c; (1)Spaceway
2000

CD-ROM Titles:  Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia; 1994 Time Almanac;
(1)EA 3D World Atlas;(1)Family Doctor; San Diego Zoo Presents Animals!;
(1)Around the World in 80 Days; Wacky Jacks CD Gameshow; KidSoft CD


Prices for the Performa 6100 series are expected to range between $2,600
to $2,850.  The 6100 series will be carried by Apple authorized consumer
electronic stores, department stores and clubs including, Sam's, BJ's,
Price Club, CostCo, Best Buy, IncredibleUniverse, Sears, Circuit City,
Lechmere, Montgomery Wards, ABC, Adrays, RC Willy, Silo, Fretter, Tops,
The Wiz, Smiths HF, Good Guys, Campo, Brandsmart, HH Greg, Apex, McDuffs,
and Dayton Hudson.


(1) indicates Native PowerPC version