Macintosh Performa 588CD

The Macintosh Performa 588CD 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 April 1, 1995.

The new Performa 588CD features a 33 MHz Motorola 68LC040 processor, 14″ Color CRT display, 8 MB of RAM, 500 MB hard drive, 2x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Performa has been discontinued on May 1, 1996.

Today Macintosh Performa 588CD is 27 years old!

Macintosh Performa 588CD
Source: engadget.com – Macintosh Performa 588CD

Macintosh Performa 588CD Release Date

IntroducedApril 1, 1995
DiscontinuedMay 1, 1996
Model Identifier99
Model NumberM3872
Order NumberM4059J/A
Original PriceUnknown
ColorsPlatinum
Weight40.5 Ibs.
18.370 KG
Dimensions17.9” H x 13.5” W x 16.5” D
45.46 cm H x 34.29 cm W x 41.91 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68LC040
Processor Speed33 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus33 MHz
Cache0.5 KB L1
CoprocessorNone

Storage & Media

Storage500 MB
Media1 – 2x CD-ROM
1 – 1.44 MB Floppy

Memory

Built-in Memory8 MB
Maximum Memory52 MB
Memory Slots2 – 72 pin SIMM
Minimum Speed80 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in Display14″ RGB CRT display
Resolution640 x 480

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
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
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery4.5 V Alkaline
Maximum Continuous Power40 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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