Macintosh Quadra 840AV

The Apple Macintosh Quadra 840AV 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 July 29, 1993, and its price started at $3550.

The new Quadra 840AV features a 40 MHz Motorola 68040 processor, 8 MB or 16 MB of RAM, 230 MB / 500 MB or 1 GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, 1.44 MB Floppy drive, and an Audio-Visual card with RCA video and S-video I/O.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on July 18, 1994.

Today Macintosh Quadra 840AV is 29 years old!

Macintosh Quadra 840AV
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Macintosh Quadra 840AV Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJuly 29, 1993
DiscontinuedJuly 18, 1994
Model Identifier78
Model NumberM9020
Order NumberM9025LL/A
M9028LL/A
M1836LL/A
M1837LL/A
M1838LL/A
Original Price$3,550
$4,100
$5,100
ColorsPlatinum
Weight25.3 Ibs.
11.475 KG
Dimensions14” H x 7.7” W x 15.75” D
35.56 cm H x 19.55 cm W x 40 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68040
Processor Speed40 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus40 MHz
Cache8 KB L1
Coprocessor66 MHz AT&T 3210 digital signal processor

Storage & Media

Storage230 MB
500 MB
1 GB
Media1 – CD-ROM
1 – 1.44 MB Floppy

Memory

Built-in Memory8 MB
16 MB
Maximum Memory128 MB
Memory Slots4 – 72 pin SIMMs
Minimum Speed60 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
4 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15

Expansion

Expansion Slots3 – NuBus
1 – DAV
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.1
Maximum OSMac OS 8.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

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

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power200 W
Line VoltageUnknown

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References:
Apple Support – Macintosh Quadra 840AV: Technical Specifications