Macintosh Performa 640CD

The Macintosh Performa 640CD 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 May 14, 1995, and its price started at $2300.

The new Performa 640CD features a 33 MHz Motorola 68LC040 processor, 8 MB of RAM, 500 MB hard drive, 2x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

At the same time, Apple offered a PC version of Performa 640 shipped with a 66 MHz Intel 486DX2 processor dedicated to MS-DOS or Windows.

This Performa has been discontinued on February 1, 1996.

Today Macintosh Performa 640CD is 27 years old!

Macintosh Performa 640CD
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Macintosh Performa 640CD Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMay 14, 1995
DiscontinuedFebruary 1, 1996
Model Identifier98
Model NumberM3076
Order NumberM3939LL/A
Original Price$2,300
ColorsPlatinum
Weight19 Ibs.
8.618 KG
Dimensions4.3” H x 12.6” W x 16.5” D
10.92 cm H x 32 cm W x 41.91 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68LC040
Intel 486DX2*
Processor Speed33 MHz
66 MHz*
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus33 MHz
Cache8 KB L1
CoprocessorNone
*PC version only

Storage & Media

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

Memory

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

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – LC PDS
1 – Comm
1 – Video I/O
Hard Drive InterfaceIDE

Connections

EthernetNone
Modem14.4k (external)
Wi-FiNone
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack (8-bit mono)
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack (8-bit stereo)
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.5.1
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery4.5 V Alkaline
Maximum Continuous Power45 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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