The PowerBook 100

Codename: Asahi, Derringer, Rosebud
CPU: MC68HC000
CPU speed: 16 Mhz
FPU: None
motherboard RAM: 2 MB
maximum RAM: 8MB
number of sockets: 1 -- unique
minimum speed: 100 ns
ROM: 256 k
L1 cache: n/a
L2 cache: n/a
data path: 16 bit
bus speed: 16 Mhz
slots: modem
Serial Ports: 1
ADB: 1
Floppy: HDI-20 port
HD: 20-40 MB
CD-ROM: none
Screen: Passive Matrix 1 bit (Black & White) 640x400
Sound Output: mono 8 bit
Sound Input: none
Ethernet: none
Gestalt ID: 24
Power: 17 Watts
Weight: 5.1 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.8" H x 11" W x 8.5" D
Min System Software: 6.0.8L (shipped with 7.0.1)
Max System Software: 7.5.5
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.

Picture: AppleDesign

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