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
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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
ColorsPlatinum
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

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 603
Processor Speed75 MHz
Architecture32-bit
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

Memory

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

Display

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

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15 (Optional)

Expansion

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

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADB1
Serial2
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)

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.5.1
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

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

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