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AppleColor Monitor 100 Datasheet

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

IntroducedJuly 9, 1984
DiscontinuedOctober 1, 1985
Order NumberA9M0308
Original Price$599
Weight25.3 Ibs.
11.475 KG
Dimensions11.35” H x 14.6” W x 14.76” D
28.82 cm H x 37.08 cm W x 37.49 cm D

System Requirements

  • Apple IIe or Apple III Plus computer

Display Specs

Viewable Area10.5”
Colors16 colors or monochrome
Resolutions600 TV lines at the center
416 TV lines at corners
Text Display80 columns by 24 rows
Viewing AngleUnknown
Contrast RatioUnknown
Response TimeUnknown
Pixel Pitch0.38 mm
Pixel DensityUnknown




Maximum Continuous Power70 W

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Last updated: March 12, 2023