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Power Macintosh Specs, Upgrades & Pricing - 03/1994

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Monday, March 14, 1994

      Power Macintosh Product Specifications, Upgrades & Pricing

*  Power Macintosh 6100/60

The most affordable Power Macintosh(tm) computer runs at 60-MHz, offers
full storage and expansion features (including one 7" NuBus(tm) slot
and an optional built-in CD-ROM) in a slim-line design.  The base
model, equipped with 8MB of DRAM and 160MB hard disk, has an Apple
price of $1,819.

Apple Price/CPU Only
8/160 				$1,819.00
8/250CD   			$2,289.00
8/250CD/AV/2MB VRAM $2,599.00
16/250/SoftWindows	$2,519.00

*  Power Macintosh 7100/66

Running at 66-MHz, this is ideal for general business computing. Based
on Apple's Macintosh Quadra( 650 design, it offers greater expansion
(three NuBus slots) and support for more colors and larger displays.
The Apple price for a configuration with 8MB of DRAM, 250MB hard disk,
and 1MB of VRAM starts at $2,899.

Apple Price/CPU Only
8/250/1MB VRAM				$2899.00
8/250CD/1MB VRAM  			$3179.00
8/500/CD/AV/2MB VRAM  		$3989.00
16/250/SoftWindows/1MB VRAM $3379.00

*  Power Macintosh 8100/80

Based on the familiar Macintosh Quadra 800 mini-tower design and
running at 80-MHz, this is the highest-performance Power Macintosh
model with the most flexibility.  It accommodates three NuBus expansion
slots, built-in video support for up to 16.7 million colors, extensive
storage options, dual-channel SCSI and Level 2 cache memory.  A
configuration with 8MB of DRAM, 250MB hard disk, and 2MB of VRAM starts
at $4,249.

Apple Price/CPU Only
8/250/2MB VRAM  			$4249.00
8/250CD/2MB VRAM			$4519.00
16/500CD/AV/2MB VRAM		$5659.00
16/1000CD/2MB VRAM  		$6159.00
16/500/SoftWindows/2MB VRAM $5309.00

*  Configuration Details

All models come equipped with:

- built-in floating-point math coprocessor
- on-board Ethernet
- 16-bit, CD-quality stereo sound
- connections for the Apple GeoPort(tm) Telecom Adapter

   In addition, there are separate configurations of each Power
Macintosh model to support a CD-ROM drive, SoftWindows, and Apple AV(tm)
Technologies--speech, telecommunications, and advanced video
capabilities.  PlainTalk(tm) speech-recognition and text-to-speech
software comes standard with AV systems, and is also sold separately
for all models.
   In addition to Apple's existing family of LocalTalk, Ethernet, and
Token-Ring products, Apple plans to offer a high performance, 7"
Token-Ring card for all NuBus-based Macintosh systems.  The new card
includes driver software that supports Novell Inc's Netware protocols
when used in conjunction with Insignia Solutions' SoftWindows product.
This new driver is planned to be included with version 1.4.4 of Apple's
Network Software Installer disk and will provide performance
enhancements and Netware support for the existing Apple Token-Ring 4/16
NB card.

*  PowerPC 601 Processor Upgrades

Apple announced it has begun shipping a range of logic board and
processor upgrades based on the PowerPC 601 chip for many current
Macintosh systems.  Logic board upgrades, which provide existing
Macintosh models with the full functionality of PowerPC technology, are
available for the Macintosh Quadra 840AV, 800, 660AV, 650, and 610
models; the Macintosh Centris(tm) 660AV, 650, and 610 computers; the
Macintosh IIvx and IIvi, and Performa 600 products.

Lower-cost processor upgrade cards are now available for the Macintosh
Quadra 950, 900, 800, 700, 650, and 610 models, as well as the
Macintosh Centris 650 and 610 computers.  The processor upgrade card
takes advantage of the processor-direct slot (PDS).

Additionally, Apple Business Systems will provide PowerPC
microprocessor upgrades to customers of Apple's Workgroup Server 60 and
80 models.  These PowerPC processor upgrades will allow customers of
Motorola 68000 server systems to upgrade to servers running Macintosh
System 7 on PowerPC.

In the future, Apple plans to provide PowerPC technology upgrade
products for the Macintosh Quadra 605; LC 550, 575, and 520; and the
Performa 550.  Apple also plans to continue to work on upgrades for
other Macintosh models.  In addition, Apple is working in conjunction
with third-party developers to provide an array of options for
customers to upgrade to PowerPC technology.

  Apple Price
  Power Macintosh Upgrade Card			$699.00
  Power Macintosh 6100/60 Logic Board Upgrade	$999.00
  Power Macintosh 6100/60AV Logic Board Upgrade $1399.00
  Power Macintosh 7100/66 Logic Board Upgrade 	$1499.00
  Power Macintosh 7100/66AV Logic Board Upgrade	$1699.00
  Power Macintosh 8100/80 Logic Board Upgrade 	$1899.00
  8MB DRAM/2MB VRAM, 256K Cache
  Power Macintosh 8100/80AV Logic Board Upgrade $1999.00
  8MB DRAM/2MB VRAM, 256K Cache

*  Power Macintosh Accessories

  Power Macintosh 6100/60 NuBus Adapter Card  	$99
  Power Macintosh 256K Cache Card 		$299
  (for the 6100/60 & 7100/66)
  Power Macintosh Display Adapter 		$29