Macintosh Performa 5420CD

The Macintosh Performa 5420CD 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.

The new Performa 5420CD features a 120 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 15″ Color CRT display, 16 MB of RAM, 1.6 GB hard drive, 4x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Performa has been discontinued on March 1, 1997.

Today Macintosh Performa 5420CD is 26 years old!

Macintosh Performa 5420CD
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Macintosh Performa 5420CD Release Date

IntroducedApril 22, 1996
DiscontinuedMarch 1, 1997
Model Identifier74
Model NumberM3046
Order NumberM4751J/A
Original PriceUnknown
ColorsBlack
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 603e
Processor Speed120 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus40 MHz
Cache32 KB L1
256 KB L2 (Optional)
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage1.6 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 4x CD-ROM

Memory

Built-in Memory16 MB
Maximum Memory136 MB
Memory Slots2 – 168 pin DIMM
Minimum Speed70 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 ConnectionNone

Expansion

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

Connections

Ethernet1 – 10BASE-T (Optional)
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
DisplayNone

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.5.5
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

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

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References:
Apple Support – Macintosh Performa 5420CD: Technical Specifications