Macintosh Centris 660AV

The Apple Macintosh Centris 650 later named Macintosh Quadra 660AV is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 1993 as part of the Macintosh Centris series. The computer has been introduced on July 29, 1993, and its price started at $2300.

The new Centris 660AV features a 25 MHz Motorola 68040 processor, 4 MB or 8 MB of RAM, 80 MB / 230 MB or 500 MB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, 1.44 MB Floppy drive, and an Audio-Visual card with RCA video and S-video I/O.

The 660AV version was replaced after a few months with a Power Macintosh 6100 computer. The company also sold a Power Macintosh upgrade card that upgraded the 660AV to the 6100 specifications for $1,399.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on October 21, 1993.

Today Macintosh Centris 660AV is 29 years old!

Macintosh Centris 660AV
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Macintosh Centris 660AV Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJuly 29, 1993
DiscontinuedOctober 21, 1993
Model Identifier60
Model NumberM9040
Order NumberM1839LL/A (230 MB hard drive)
M9043LL/A (230 MB hard drive and CD-ROM)
M9044LL/A (500 MB hard drive)
M1840LL/A (500 MB hard drive and CD-ROM)
Original Price$2,300
Weight14 Ibs.
6.350 KG
Dimensions3.4” H x 16.3” W x 15.6” D
8.63 cm H x 41.4 cm W x 39.62 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorMotorola 68040
Processor Speed25 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus25 MHz
Cache8 KB L1
CoprocessorAT&T 3210 digital signal processor

Storage & Media

Storage80 MB
230 MB
500 MB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
2 – CD-ROM


Built-in Memory4 MB
8 MB
Maximum Memory68 MB
Memory Slots2 – 72 pin SIMMs
Minimum Speed80 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15


Expansion Slots1 – 7″ NuBus
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm stereo input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm stereo output jack
Display1 – DB-15


Original OSSystem Software 7.1
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power86 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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