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Apple Macintosh Color Classic Specs

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Apple Macintosh Color ClassicThe much loved Apple Macintosh Color Classic features a 16 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, and either a 40 MB, an 80 MB, or a 160 MB hard drive in a sleek, compact all-in-one case with a 10" color display.

The consumer version of the Color Classic is the Performa 250.

For additional information on the Color Classic, also check out the excellent Colo(u)r Classic FAQ website.

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

Click on the category for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.

February 10, 1993 May 16, 1994
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 1993.
16 MHz 68030
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor. It has a 16-bit data path.
Third-Party* 68882 (Optional)
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
16 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
0.5k N/A
Details: N/A
30-pin SIMM 100 ns
Details: N/A
4 MB 10 MB*
Details: *12 MB of RAM can be installed, but only 10 MB is addressable by the system.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
4 MB 2*
Details: *RAM must be installed in equal pairs.
Integrated 256k VRAM SIMM
Details: N/A
256k 512k*
Details: *256k of VRAM built-in, expandable to 512k with 256k VRAM SIMM.
10" Color 512x384
Details: 10" Sony Trinitron RGB Display.
40, 80, 160 MB SCSI
Details: N/A
None 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
Details: Note that the LC PDS expansion slot is not compatible with the SE PDS expansion slot.
All-in-One Color Classic
Details: N/A
M1601LL/A* Color Classic
Details: *M1601LL/A refers to the Color Classic with 4 MB of RAM and a 40 MB hard drive. Configured with the same amount of RAM, but an 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, order numbers are M1602LL/A and M1605LL/A, respectively.
M1600 49
Details: N/A

Also see: All Macs with the M1600 Model Number and 49 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
7.1 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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14.5 x 9.9 x 12.6 22.5 lbs (10.2 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (36.8 cm, 25.1 cm, 32 cm).
US$1400 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, the Color Classic still retains value.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacUser Magazine, January 1994).

Click on a category for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.

None None
Details: N/A
2 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Built-in) 1 (Mono)
Details: N/A
1 (Mono) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 90V-240V AC, 47-63 Hz Frequency, 100 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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