Macintosh Performa 5260CD

The Macintosh Performa 5260CD is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1996 to 1997 as part of the Macintosh Performa series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on April 22, 1996, and its price started at $1900.

The new Performa 5260CD features a 100 MHz or 120 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 14″ Color CRT display, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, 800 MB or 1.2 GB hard drive, 4x CD-ROM or 8x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Performa has been discontinued on February 1, 1997.

Today Macintosh Performa 5260CD is 27 years old!

Macintosh Performa 5260CD
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Macintosh Performa 5260CD Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedApril 22, 1996 (100 MHz)
October 1, 1996 (120 MHz)
DiscontinuedFebruary 1, 1997 (100 MHz & 120 MHz)
Model Identifier41
Model NumberM3457
Order NumberM5165LL/A
Original Price$1,900
Weight45 Ibs.
20.411 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 603e
Processor Speed100 MHz
120 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus40 MHz
Cache32 KB L1
256 KB L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage800 MB
1.2 GB
Media1 – 4x CD-ROM (100 MHz)
1 – 8x CD-ROM (120 MHz)
1 – 1.44 MB Floppy


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


Built-in Display14″ Shadow Mask RGB CRT Display
Resolution640 x 480 at 16-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 7.5.3
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


Backup Battery4.5 V Alkaline
Maximum Continuous Power125 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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