Macintosh Performa 600CD

In 1992, Apple introduced the Macintosh Performa 600CD, a personal computer that was part of the Macintosh Performa series. The computer was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple and was first released on September 14th of that year. With a starting price of $2,000, the Macintosh Performa 600CD was a powerful machine for its time.

The Macintosh Performa 600CD featured a 32 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, a Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, and either 4 MB or 5 MB of RAM. It also had a hard drive that could hold either 80 MB or 160 MB of data and a 2x CD-ROM drive as well as a 1.44 MB floppy drive.

Despite its impressive specifications, the Macintosh Performa 600CD was discontinued on October 18, 1993. Today, 30 years later, the Macintosh Performa 600CD is a piece of tech history, remembered for its powerful performance and innovative design.

Macintosh Performa 600
Source: – Macintosh Performa 600

Macintosh Performa 600CD Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 14, 1992
DiscontinuedOctober 18, 1993
Model Identifier45
Model NumberM1350
Order NumberK0119LL/A (600 with 4 MB RAM)
K0121LL/A (600 with 5 MB RAM)
K0144LL/A (600CD)
K0145LL/A (600CD)
Original Price$2,000
Weight25 Ibs.
11.339 KG
Dimensions6” H x 13” W x 16.5” D
15.24 cm H x 33.02 cm W x 41.91 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorMotorola 68030
Processor Speed32 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus16 MHz
Cache0.5 KB L1
CoprocessorMotorola 68882 FPU (Optional)

Storage & Media

Storage80 MB (600)
160 MB (600CD)
Media1 – 2x CD-ROM (600CD)
1 – 1.44 MB floppy


Built-in Memory4 MB
5 MB
Maximum Memory68 MB
Memory Slots4 – 30 pin SIMM
Minimum Speed80 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory512 KB
1 MB
Display ConnectionUnknown


Expansion Slots3 – NuBus
1 – PDS
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


Original OSSystem Software 7.1P
Maximum OSMac OS 7.6.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortUnknown
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm mono input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power230 W
Line VoltageUnknown
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Apple Support – Macintosh Performa 600 and 600CD: Technical Specifications