Macintosh Performa 5215CD

The Macintosh Performa 5215CD 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 July 14, 1995, and its price started at $2300.

The new Performa 5215CD features a 75 MHz PowerPC 603 processor, 15″ Color CRT display, 8 MB of RAM, 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 5215CD is 27 years old!

Macintosh Performa 5215CD
Source: – Macintosh Performa 5215CD

Macintosh Performa 5215CD Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJuly 14, 1995
DiscontinuedJuly 1, 1996
Model Identifier41
Model NumberM3046
Order NumberM4107LL/A
Original Price$2,300
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

Storage1 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 Connection1 – DB-15 (Optional)


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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