Apple Unveils Three New Power Macs for Education

Apple Computer unveils three new Power Macintosh computers expressly designed for education, including the company's first tower system for high schools and colleges. Two all-in-one models for K-8 cost $200 to $300 less than their predecessors.

First, the Power Mac 6400/200 tower system boasts a 200MHz PowerPC processor, 256K level 2 cache, 16MB RAM (expandable to 136MB), a 2.4GB hard drive, built-in Ethernet and an 8x CD-ROM drive. A 64-bit video architecture and 1MB of video memory provide high-quality video and realistic graphics on monitors up to 17 inches. The 6400/200 can run the entire line of Apple Education Solutions (AES), 20 curriculum-specific applications.

Next, Apple's most affordable all-in-one unit to date, the Power Macintosh 5260/120 suits mainstream productivity applications, multimedia courseware delivery and Internet access. Standard features include a quad-speed internal CD-ROM drive and 16-bit stereo speakers. Expansion capabilities let customers add a variety of networking and communications cards.

Finally, the Power Macintosh 5400/180 resembles the 5260/120, but adds a faster processor, more hard disk space, larger monitor and faster CD-ROM drive. Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA, (800) 538- 9696,

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.