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On July 9th, 1984, Apple introduced the world to the AppleColor Monitor 100 at the National Computer Conference in Las Vegas. As part of the Apple Monitor series, this display was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1984 to 1985.
The AppleColor Monitor 100 boasts a 12-inch RGB color monitor, providing a high-quality display for both 80-column text and graphics on the Apple IIe and Apple III. Its features include an adjustable screen tilting mechanism, an anti-reflective screen surface to reduce glare, and a switch that converts the monitor to monochrome for applications that don’t require color.
However, this groundbreaking technology was short-lived as the monitor was discontinued on October 1, 1985. Today, 39 years later, the AppleColor Monitor 100 remains a relic of the past, a testament to Apple’s innovation during the early days of personal computing.
AppleColor Monitor 100 Details
|Introduced||July 9, 1984|
|Discontinued||October 1, 1985|
|Dimensions||11.35” H x 14.6” W x 14.76” D|
28.82 cm H x 37.08 cm W x 37.49 cm D
- Apple IIe or Apple III Plus computer
|Colors||16 colors or monochrome|
|Resolutions||600 TV lines at the center|
416 TV lines at corners
|Text Display||80 columns by 24 rows|
|Pixel Pitch||0.38 mm|
|Maximum Continuous Power||70 W|
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Last updated: March 12, 2023