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Power Computing PowerTower Pro 250/225/200

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  • 250/225/200MHz PowerPC 604e Processor
  • 6 PCI Slots
  • Upgradeable CPU
  • 9 drive Bays
  • Up to 1GB Memory
  • Dual Processor Support
  • Dual SCSI, Fast Internal 10MB/sec.
  • Interleaved Memory
  • 1MB Level 2 Cache included
  • 8MB 128-bit Graphics Accelerator
  • 16x CD-ROM Drive
  • AV Capable Hard Drive
  • Ultra SCSI/RAID options
  • 100% Mac-compatible

PowerTower Pro 250/225/200, High Performance for the Mac OS.

With its introduction, the PowerTower Pro 250/225/200 changed industry standards. When you consider it features a 250/225/200 MHz PowerPC 604 chip, a 1 MB Level 2 cache, an internal SCSI, Interleaved Memory, and an 8 MB 128-Bit Graphics Accelerator, it's clear why this machine has received countless rave reviews.

In addition to its already impressive specs, you have the option to expand the PowerTower Pro. An upgradeable CPU card, dual processor support, six PCI slots, nine drive bays, Ultra SCSI/RAID options and room for a Gigabyte of RAM provide you with unparalleled upgradeability. The PowerTower Pro gives you the performance you need now and the expandibility you want for the future.

Technical Specifications


High Performance, quality PowerPC Microprocessors make your system scream

  • 250/225/200 MHz PowerPC 604e RISC microprocessor with integrated floating-point processor and 64 K on-chip cache
  • CPU upgradability via CPU daughter card

Secondary Cache

Increases performance by up to 40%

  • 1MB Level-2 Cache standard


Allows you to run more applications faster

  • 32 MB RAM, expandable to 1 GB
  • Uses 168-pin, 64-bit DIMMs at 60ns or 70ns
  • Eight DIMM Slots; each holds an 8 MB up to a 128 MB DIMM


Faster graphics performance and high resolution video for desktop publishing

  • IMS Twin Turbo 128-bit Graphics Accelerator installed
  • 8MB VRAM-based accelerated graphics
  • SVGA connector along with Mac 15-pin
  • Resolutions from 640x480 to 1920x1080
  • Real-Time video playback acceleration with scaling software
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Control panel and drivers included

Floppy Disk Drive

Reads both Mac and PC floppies

  • 3.5" 1.44 MB self-ejecting floppy drive which supports Mac OS, Windows┬«, DOS, OS/2┬«, and ProDOS diskettes

Hard Disk Drive

Store and retrieve huge amounts of data instantly

  • Internal 3.5" 2 GB 7200 RPM AV capable hard disk (or optional 4GB)

Drive Bay Expansion

For additional hard drive or storage expansions such as Iomega's Zip and Jaz drives

  • Four front accessible 5 1/4" bays; two from accessible 3 1/2: bays (not including floppy drive bay); one interal 3 1/2" bay for one full size or two half size internal drives

CD-ROM Drive

Install applications fast and easy; plays audio CDs

  • 16x rotational speed, 1200 KB sustained transfer rate
  • CD XA/PhotoCD, multi-session compatible


Easy networking capabilities

  • Built-in Ethernet AAUI port
  • Built-in Ethernet 10BaseT port
  • 2 high speed serial ports for LocalTalk, modem, or other devices (compatible with Apple's GeoPort)


High fidelity sound in and out for killer AV applications; for mini-plug headphones or audio equipment

  • Stereo sound generator
  • CD quality, 16-bit stereo 44.1 KHz sample rate, in and out
  • Input line level: 2 volts peak-to-peak nominal into 6.5k Ohms


Increased performance capabilities through expansions such as AV or faster SCSI cards

  • Six PCI Expansion Slots

SCSI Interface

For more SCSI devices and higher performance

  • Dual SCSI
  • Internal Fast SCSI at 10MB/sec
  • External SCSI at 5MB/sec

Other I/O Ports

With included keyboard

  • One ADB port for keyboard and mouse

Physical Dimensions

  • 7.7"W x 16.9"H x 17.3"D
  • Weight: 27 lbs

Clock and Calendar

  • CMOS circuitry with life-long 3.6 volt lithium battery (1/2 AA cell)

Operating Environment

  • Operating Temperature: 10 C to 40 C (50 F to 104 F)
  • Storage Temperature: -40 C to 50 C (40 F to 122 F)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (noncondensing)
  • Altitude: 0 to 3048 m (0 to 10,000 ft)

Monitor Resolutions

    Monitor 	Resolution 	Colors
    		8MB VRAM w/128-bit
    w/Twin Turbo
    w/8MB VRAM
    13 or 14" VGA 	640x480 	millions
    15" mono portrait 	640x870 	millions
    16 or 17" Color 	800x600 	millions
    	832x624 	millions
    19" or 20" Color 	1024x768 	millions
    21" Color 	1152x870 	millions
    	1280x960 	millions
    1280x1024 	millions
    	1360x1024 	millions
    	1600x1200 	millions
    	1920x1080 	millions

Power Requirements

        300 Watt Output
        Line Voltage: 100-240 volts AC, RMS single Phase (not auto-ranging)
        Current type 	Total
        +5V 	20A
        -5V 	0.5A
        +12V 	8A
        -12V 	0.5A
        +3.3V 	15A

Bundled Software/Hardware

  • Mac OS System 7.6
  • 105-Key ADB Keyboard
  • Ergonomic ADB Mouse
  • Macromedia Director 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave
  • Nisus Writer 4.1 (30-day trial)
  • Nisus Mail Keeper 1.5 & Nisus QUED/M 3.0 (90-day trials)
  • Now Up-To-Date & Now Contact 3.6
  • 250 Bitstream Type 1 & TrueType fonts
  • FWB Hard Disk Toolkit PE
  • FWB CD-ROM Toolkit
  • America Online (Trial)
  • Compuserve (Trial)
  • Novell Netware Client 5.1
  • Connectix Speed Doubler
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

See Also