Macintosh Performa 200

Apple’s Macintosh Performa 200 was a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by the tech giant from 1992 to 1993 as part of the Macintosh Performa series of computers. The computer was first introduced on September 14, 1992, and had a starting price of $900.

The Macintosh Performa 200 was a powerful machine for its time, featuring a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, a 9-inch monochrome display, 2 MB of RAM, a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, and a 1.44 MB floppy drive. These specs made it a popular choice for personal use, as well as for small businesses.

However, the Macintosh Performa 200 was eventually discontinued on October 18, 1993. Today, the computer is 30 years old and is considered a piece of technology history. It’s a reminder of the rapid advancements in technology and the constant evolution of personal computers.

While the Macintosh Performa 200 may no longer be in production, it holds a special place in the hearts of many Apple fans and technology enthusiasts. It’s a testament to the company’s innovative spirit and continues to inspire future generations of tech enthusiasts.

Macintosh Performa 200
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Macintosh Performa 200 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 14, 1992
DiscontinuedOctober 18, 1993
Model Identifier49
Model NumberM4150
Order NumberUnknown
Original Price$900
Weight16 Ibs.
7.257 KG
Dimensions13.2” H x 9.7” W x 11.2” D
33.52 cm H x 24.63 cm W x 28.44 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorMotorola 68030
Processor Speed16 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus16 MHz
Cache0.5 KB L1

Storage & Media

Storage40 MB
80 MB
Media1.44 MB floppy


Built-in Memory2 MB
Maximum Memory10 MB
Memory Slots2 – 30 pin SIMM (Groups of 2)
Minimum Speed100 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display9” monochrome display
Resolution512 x 342
Pixel Density72 ppi


Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display ConnectionUnknown


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


Original OSSystem Software 7.0.1P
Maximum OSMac OS 7.6.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy Port1 – DB-19
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm mono input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack
1 – Built-in speaker


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power76 W
Line VoltageUnknown
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Apple Support – Macintosh Performa 200: Technical Specifications