IBM Aptiva Specifications

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IBM Aptiva Specifications
IBM Aptivas are desktop computer. (Computer image by Altmann from

The IBM Aptiva is a line of desktop computers first released in September of 1994 to replace IBM's PS/1 line. Originally designed for home use, later models were designed specifically for business computing. They are no longer in production.

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Size and Peripherals

Aptiva models typically had a mini-tower, smaller in size than the typical PC tower. They all came with a mouse, keyboard and either 15- or 17-inch monitor.


Though IBM uses different processors from model to model, Aptiva's had either an Intel or AMD processor.

Operating System

The first Aptiva models, released before Windows 95, featured Windows 3.1. Later models used Windows 95, 98 and Millennium Edition (ME).


ATI supplied the graphics processors for the IBM Apriva computers. Most had some form of the ATI RAGE graphics card.

Varying Specs

With the Aptiva models spanning 1994 until 2001, when the line was replaced by the NetVista line, there were many specs that varied drastically by model. For example, RAM and hard drives differed, with some models offering 16 MB of RAM and others offering 512 MB.

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