Macintosh Quadra 605

The Apple Macintosh Quadra 605 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1993 to 1994 as part of the Macintosh Quadra series. The computer has been introduced on October 21, 1993, and its price started at $900.

The new Quadra 605 features a 25 MHz Motorola 68LC040 processor, 4 MB or 8 MB of RAM, 80 MB / 160 MB or 250 MB hard drive, and a 1.44 MB Floppy drive.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on October 17, 1994.

Today Macintosh Quadra 605 is 28 years old!

Macintosh Quadra 605
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Macintosh Quadra 605 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 21, 1993
DiscontinuedOctober 17, 1994
Model Identifier94
Model NumberM1476
Order NumberM1821LL/A
M1821LL/A
Original Price$900
$1,300
ColorsPlatinum
Weight8.8 Ibs.
3.991 KG
Dimensions2.9” H x 12.2” W x 15.3” D
7.36 cm H x 30.98 cm W x 38.86 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68LC040
Processor Speed25 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus25 MHz
Cache8 KB L1
CoprocessorNone

Storage & Media

Storage80 MB
160 MB
250 MB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy

Memory

Built-in Memory4 MB
8 MB
Maximum Memory132 MB (Actual)
36 MB (Apple)
Memory Slots1 – 72 pin SIMM
Minimum Speed80 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory512 KB (Upgradeable to 1 MB via two sockets)
Display Connection1 – DB-15

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – LC III PDS (Cache Bus)
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.1
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm mono input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm stereo output jack
Display1 – DB-15

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power30 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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