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Apple Power Macintosh 8600/300

Apple Power Macintosh 8600/300

Speed300 MHz
Memory96 MB
Hard Drive4  GB

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Release Date: 8/5/1997
Manufacturer: Apple
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
Donated By: Dirk Boudry
The Power Mac 8600 featured the new PowerPC 604e CPU and a first for Apple: a built-in 100 MB ZIP drive. The 8600 was a scaled down 9600 with only 8 memory sockets (instead of 12) and 3 PCI slots instead of 6. The machine did feature built in video and s-video connectors (both in and out) for multimedia.

The machine was discontinued less than a year after its release in favor of the G3 model that came out in November of 1997.

The one we have in the museum came with many extra features - a larger internal hard disk as well as many additional SCSI drives and enclosures that could be connected to it.

User Comments
Bruce on Sunday, December 14, 2008
10 years later,I still use my 8600 to run older OS 9 apps. I've maxed out the ram, installed a Sonnet G4/800 processor, and added a fast LVD SCSI card to control my much faster than stock LVD SCSI drives. This machine has been totally reliable from day one, and shows no signs of slowing down. Built to last.
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