The Power Macintosh 8100, when introduced in March 1994, was the top-end Power Mac in the series of first Power Macs introduced to the market. When it debuted, it was the fastest computer running at a then-blazing 80 MHz, with an additional 256K cache for added speed.
The outside look of the Power Macintosh 8100 is deceivingly close to a Macintosh Quadra 800. What's hidden inside is room: sufficient room for extra internal storage devices (such as hard drives, recordable media devices or CD-ROM players). Three NuBus slots accommodate for even more space.
An AV version (the Power Mac 8100/80AV) was released with a price tag exceeding USD 5,000. Apple later introduced a speedbumped version with chips clocking in at 100 MHz or 110 MHz.
- Power Macintosh 8100/80
- Power Macintosh 8100/80AV
- Power Macintosh 8100/100
- Power Macintosh 8100/100AV
- Power Macintosh 8100/110
- Power Macintosh 8115/110 (international markets)
- The 80 MHz Power Mac 8100s (with or without AV) requires a minimum of System 7.1.2 with PowerPC Enabler or later.
- The 100 MHz and 110 MHz 8100s require at least System 7.5 with PowerPC Enabler 1.1.1 or later.
- Power Macintosh 8100/80, 80AV, 100, 100AV, 110, 8115/110: Technical Specifications at Apple (USA)
- Power Macintosh 8100/100, 100AV at Apple (Japan)
- Power Macintosh 8100 at Apple-History
- Power Macintosh 8100/80, 80AV, 100, 100AV, 110, 8115/110 specs at EveryMac
- Power Mac 8100 at Low End Mac
- Power Macintosh 8100 at Wikipedia