macintosh performa 640(DOS)

The Performa 640CD PC-Compatible is visually near identical to the Performa 630. It was released some 13 days after the PowerPC based Performa 5200 and Macintosh Performa 5210CD and was the last consumer desktop to carry the Motorola 68LC040 processor. Specs: The … Continue reading

Apple Mac LC 580

Although the LC 580 looks identical to the LC 575 it replaced, and has a processor of identical clockspeed. However, the LC 580 has a lower quality display and a different motherboard with support for cheaper IDE hard drives. It also includes … Continue reading

Apple Mac LC 580

Although the Performa 580 looks identical to the Performa 575 it replaced, and has a processor of identical clockspeed, the Performa 580 has a lower quality shadow mask display and a different motherboard with support for cheaper IDE hard drives, among other … Continue reading

Macintosh LC 630 PC CD

Released some 3 days after the Macintosh Quadra 630, the LC 630 (PC) was introduced alongside the Performa 630 (PC).  It offered the addition of an Intel based 486 processor and was able to run Windows.  However, unlike the Quadra, … Continue reading

Apple Mac Performa 630

The Performa 630 was released alongside the educational version: the LC 630 as well as the business version: the Quadra 630. The case design employed in both the Quadra and Performa 630 computer was used throughout the initial PowerPC Performa … Continue reading

Apple Mac LC 575

The Macintosh LC 575 constitutes part of Apple Computers line of LC Systems, developed and released during the early 1990s and positioned between the Quadra and   Classic II/ Color Classic II models. Also sold under the Macintosh Performa brand, they … Continue reading

performa 575

Released one day before the the LC 575, the Performa 575 is essentially a Quadra 605 motherboard in an Performa 520 case.The Performa 575 (Order Nos M3119LL/A and M3119LL/B) was in effect the Consumer verion of the LC 575, which sold … Continue reading

macintosh lc 475

Unlike it’s predecessor, the Apple Mac LCIII, the Macintosh LC475 (also shipped as the LC476) had a processor installed to a removable socket, allowing for a direct processor swap out with a 25mHz 68040, which added an FPU or Maths … Continue reading

macintosh performa 475

Unlike it’s predecessor, the Macintosh Performa 460, the Performa 475 (Order Nos: M1904LL/A and M1904LL/B) had a processor installed to a removable socket, allowing for a direct processor swap out with a faster unit or one incorporating an FPU (68040), thus … Continue reading

Macintosh Centris 660av

The Centris 660AV is externally near identical to the Centris 610, released earlier the same year. However, the 660AV has a full Motorola 68040 instead of the 610′s FPU-less 68LC040. The Macintosh Centris 660AV (Codename: “Tempest”) was originally introduced in … Continue reading