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Apple Macintosh Centris 610

Apple Macintosh Centris 610

Speed20 MHz
Memory4 KB
Hard Drive80  MB

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Release Date: 2/10/1993
Manufacturer: Apple
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$2,499.95
$4,131.02*
 
Donated By: Danny & Peter Epstein
 
The Macintosh Quadra 610 and the Macintosh Centris 610 (also sold with bundled server software as the Apple Workgroup Server 60) are two closely-related personal computers that are a part of Apple Computer's Quadra and Centris series of Macintosh computers, respectively. When the Centris 610 was introduced in February 1993 alongside the larger Centris 650, it was intended as the start of the new midrange Centris line of computers. However, that proved confusing, and the Centris 610 was renamed to Quadra 610 in October 1993, and the CPU was upgraded from a 20 MHz 68LC040 to a full 68040 at 25 MHz - although there was one model, the Quadra 610 8/160, that retained the 68LC040. The Quadra 610 was discontinued in favor of the Quadra 630 in July 1994. The 610 came in a new "pizza box" case that was later also used for the Centris / Quadra 660AV and the Power Macintosh 6100. The Quadra 610 was also available in a "DOS compatible" model with an additional 486SX processor at 25 MHz on a Processor Direct Slot card.

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User Comments
mbyaudible on Friday, April 04, 2014
I had one of these, my first computer. I got it in the fall of 1993 when the price fell when the Quadra 610 came out. I added more RAM, replaced the OEM 80 MB hard drive with 1 GB, added a CD drive and video memory as well. In fact, I have it stored in the original carton downstairs, looking for a new home or computer gallery.
j s on Sunday, October 20, 2013
Where I work there is one of these sitting in the back of an old storeroom; I wonder if they'll let me dig it out sometime and try it out...
Bob on Sunday, May 13, 2007
Hey...this one looks familiar...
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