Macintosh Performa 400

Apple has always been known for its innovative and sleek designs, and the Macintosh Performa 400 is no exception. This personal computer, which was a part of the Macintosh Performa series, was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1992 to 1993.

On September 14, 1992, Apple introduced the Macintosh Performa 400 to the world, and it quickly became a popular choice for personal computer users. The computer was priced at $1,180, which was considered to be a fair price for the features it offered.

The Macintosh Performa 400 featured a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, 80 MB hard drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive. These specifications were considered to be top-of-the-line at the time, and the computer was able to handle a variety of tasks with ease.

However, all good things must come to an end, and on October 18, 1993, Apple discontinued the Macintosh Performa 400. The computer is now 30 years old and is considered to be a vintage piece of technology.

While the Macintosh Performa 400 may no longer be in production, it remains a reminder of the innovative designs and technology that Apple has always been known for. The computer was ahead of its time and set the standard for personal computers of the future.

Macintosh Performa 400
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Macintosh Performa 400 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 14, 1992
DiscontinuedOctober 18, 1993
Model Identifier37
Model NumberM1700
Order NumberM1886LL/A
Original Price$1,180
Weight8.8 Ibs.
3.991 KG
Dimensions2.9” H x 12.2” W x 15.3” D
7.36 cm H x 30.98 cm W x 38.86 cm D

Tech Specs


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

Storage & Media

Storage80 MB
Media1.44 MB floppy


Built-in Memory4 MB
Maximum Memory10 MB
Memory Slots2 – 30 pin SIMM (Groups of 2)
Minimum Speed100 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory256 KB (upgradable to 512 KB via one socket)
Display ConnectionDB-15


Expansion Slots1 – LC PDS
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


Original OSSystem Software 7.0.1
Maximum OSSystem 7.5.5
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm mono input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power50 W
Line VoltageUnknown
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