PowerBook 100


CPU: Motorola MC68HC000

CPU Speed: 16 MHz

Bus Speed: 16 MHz

Data Path: 16 bit

ROM: 256 kB

RAM Type: unique

Minimum RAM Speed: 100 ns

Onboard RAM: 2 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 8 MB

Expansion Slots: modem


Screen: Passive Matrix

Max Resolution: 1 bit 640x400


Hard Drive: 20-40 MB

Floppy Drive: external, HDI-20 port


ADB: 1

Serial: 1


Audio Out: mono 8 bit mini

Speaker: mono


Codename: Asahi, Derringer, Rosebud

Gestalt ID: 24

Power: 17 Watts

Dimensions: 1.8" H x 11" W x 8.5" D

Weight: 5.1 lbs.

Maximum OS: 7.5.5

Minimum OS: 7.1

Introduced: October 1991

Terminated: August 1992

The first of Apple's truly portable Mac's, the PowerBook 100 had basically the same processor as the old Mac Portable. The 100 was well received despite its slow processor, passive-matrix screen, and lack of internal floppy drive. It originally sold for $2,500

The PowerBook 100 was released alongside the 140 and the 170. While these two models were based on the same motherboard, the 100 had a more simple motherboard design, and was desiged and manufactured by Sony for Apple.