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 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||May 14, 1995|
|Discontinued||February 1, 1996|
|Dimensions||4.3” H x 12.6” W x 16.5” D|
10.92 cm H x 32 cm W x 41.91 cm D
|Processor Speed||33 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||33 MHz|
|Cache||8 KB L1|
Storage & Media
|Media||1 – 1.44 MB Floppy|
1 – 2x CD-ROM (Optional)
|Built-in Memory||8 MB|
|Maximum Memory||52 MB|
|Memory Slots||2 – 72 pin SIMM|
|Minimum Speed||80 ns|
|Graphics Memory||1 MB|
|Display Connection||1 – DB-15|
|Expansion Slots||1 – LC PDS|
1 – Comm
1 – Video I/O
|Hard Drive Interface||IDE|
|SCSI||1 – DB-25|
|Audio In||1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack (8-bit mono)|
|Audio Out||1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack (8-bit stereo)|
1 – Built-in speaker
|Display||1 – DB-15|
|Backup Battery||4.5 V Alkaline|
|Maximum Continuous Power||45 W|
Apple Support – Macintosh Performa 640CD DOS Compatible: Technical Specifications