Power Macintosh 8100

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Power Macintosh 8100 / Power Macintosh 8115 / Workgroup Server 8150
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A Power Macintosh 8100/80AV
Also known as "Cold Fusion", "Flagship"
Developer Apple Computer, Inc.
Product family Power Macintosh, Workgroup Server
Release date March 14, 1994 (1994-03-14)
Introductory price US$4,200 (equivalent to $6,935 in 2017)
Discontinued August 5, 1995 (1995-08-05)
Operating system System 7.1.29.1 (except 7.5.2)
CPU PowerPC 601 @ 80–110 MHz
Memory 8 MB, expandable to 264 MB (80 ns 72-pin SIMM)
Predecessor Macintosh Quadra 800
Macintosh Quadra 840AV
Successor Power Macintosh 8500
Related articles Power Macintosh 6100
Power Macintosh 7100

The Power Macintosh 8100 (also sold in Japan as the Power Macintosh 8115 and with bundled server software as the Workgroup Server 8150) is a personal computer that is a part of Apple Computer's Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. It was introduced in March 1994 alongside the Power Macintosh 6100 and the 7100 as the high end model of the first generation of the Power Macintosh family, and is a direct replacement of the prior Macintosh Quadra 800. It retains the Quadra 800's enclosure.

The 8100 originally featured a PowerPC 601 at 80 MHz, and was upgraded to 100 MHz in November 1994, then to 110 MHz in January 1995. The main variant of the 8100 are the 8100AV models, which came with an analog video in/out card in its Processor Direct Slot.

The case has received criticism for being difficult to work with. Dan Knight, writing for Low End Mac, noted that "except for replacing the CPU card in the 8500, changing anything on the motherboard required completely removing it. That included removing the reset button, removing a screw, disconnecting several cables, then sliding the motherboard assembly forward about an inch, then pulling it away from its mounts."[1]

In August 1995, the 8100 was discontinued, with the Power Macintosh 8500 taking its place.

Models[edit]

Introduced March 14, 1994:

  • Power Macintosh 8100/80:[2]
  • Power Macintosh 8100/80AV:[3]

Introduced April 25, 1994:

  • Workgroup Server 8150:[4]

Introduced November 3, 1994:

  • Power Macintosh 8100/110:[5]

Introduced January 3, 1995:

  • Power Macintosh 8100/100:[6]
  • Power Macintosh 8100/100AV:[7]

Introduced February 23, 1995:

  • Power Macintosh 8115/110: Not sold in the US.[8]

Introduced April 3, 1995:

  • Workgroup Server 8150/110.[9]

Timeline of Power Macintosh models

Power Macintosh G5Power Macintosh G5Power Macintosh G5Power Macintosh G4Power Macintosh G4Power Macintosh G4 CubePower Macintosh G4Power Macintosh G3#Blue and WhitePower Macintosh G3Power Macintosh G3Power Macintosh 8600Power Macintosh 7300Power Macintosh 9600Power Macintosh 8500Power Macintosh 7600Power Macintosh 7200Power Macintosh 9500Power Macintosh 8100Power Macintosh 7500Power Macintosh 7100Power Macintosh 6400Power Macintosh G3Power Macintosh 5500Power Macintosh 5400Power Macintosh 6500Power Macintosh 6200Power Macintosh 6100Power Macintosh 5260Power Macintosh 5200Power Macintosh 4400


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