Macintosh Performa 5210CD

The Macintosh Performa 5210CD is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1995 to 1996 as part of the Macintosh Performa series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on May 1, 1995.

The new Performa 5210CD features a 75 MHz PowerPC 603 processor, 15″ Color CRT display, 8 MB of RAM, 500 MB / 700 MB or 1 GB hard drive, 4x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Performa has been discontinued on July 1, 1996.

Today Macintosh Performa 5210CD is 27 years old!

Macintosh Performa 5210CD
Source: – Macintosh Performa 5210CD

Macintosh Performa 5210CD Release Date

IntroducedMay 1, 1995
DiscontinuedJuly 1, 1996
Model Identifier41
Model NumberM3046
Order NumberM3970J/A
Original PriceUnknown
Weight47 Ibs.
21.318 KG
Dimensions17.5” H x 15.1” W x 16” D
44.45 cm H x 38.35 cm W x 40.64 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 603
Processor Speed75 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus37.5 MHz
Cache16 KB L1
256 KB L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage500 MB
700 MB
1 GB
Media1 – 4x CD-ROM
1 – 1.44 MB Floppy


Built-in Memory8 MB
Maximum Memory64 MB
Memory Slots2 – 72 pin SIMM
Minimum Speed80 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15″ Shadow Mask RGB CRT display
Resolution640×480 at 16-bit
800×600 at 8-bit
832×624 at 8-bit


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
Display ConnectionOptional DB-15


Expansion Slots1 – LC PDS (Cache Bus)
1 – Comm. Slot
1 – Video I/O
1 – TV Tuner
Hard Drive InterfaceIDE


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out2 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15 (Optional)


Original OSSystem Software 7.5.1
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


Backup Battery4.5 V Alkaline
Maximum Continuous Power220 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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