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Apple Macintosh Performa 5400CDThe Apple Macintosh Performa 5400CD, based on the Alchemy architecture, features a 120 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.6 GB hard drive and a 4X CD-ROM drive in an attractive all-in-one case with a 15" shadow mask color monitor.

This model was sold worldwide, but the educational version -- sold only in North America -- was the Power Macintosh 5400/120.

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

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April 22, 1996 February 1, 1997
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 1996.
120 MHz PowerPC 603e
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Third-Party* Integrated
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
40 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 256k (Optional)
Details: N/A
168-pin DIMM 70 ns
Details: Supports two 70 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
16 MB 136 MB
Details: Supports a maximum of 136 MB of RAM with 8 MB of onboard RAM and two 64 MB memory modules.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 MB 2
Details: RAM cannot be interleaved to improve performance.
Integrated* Integrated*
Details: *1 MB of system RAM is dedicated to video function.
1 MB 1 MB
Details: When system RAM is upgraded, 1 MB of RAM remains dedicated to video function.
15" Color* 640x480*
Details: 15" Shadow Mask RGB display. It supports 640x480 at 16-bit and 800x600 and 832x624 at 8-bit.
Mirroring Only 832x624
Details: This model can mirror the internal display at 640x480, 800x600 or 832x624 on an external display.
1.6 GB IDE
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 1.6 GB internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive.
4X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 4X CD-ROM drive.
None 10Base-T
Details: 10Base-T Ethernet pre-installed.
1 PCI, Comm, Video I/O, TV* None
Details: *This model has a single PCI, Comm, TV, and both video input and video output expansion slots.
All-in-One Power Mac 5200
Details: N/A
N/A Mac Performa 5400CD
Details: N/A
M3046 74
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M3046 Model Number and 74 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
4.5V Alkaline N/A
Details: N/A
7.5.3 7.5.3-9.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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17.5 x 15.1 x 16.0 47 lbs (21.3 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (44.5 cm, 38.4 cm, 40.6 cm).
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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1 (DB-15) None
Details: N/A
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
None 2*
Details: *Two Geoport serial ports standard (one printer, one modem).
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: 10Base-T Ethernet standard.
None* None*
Details: *By default, S-video input and output were not provided. However, video input and output could be added via expansion cards.
1 (PlainTalk) None
Details: 16-bit mono sound input.
1 (16-Bit Stereo) 1 (Front-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 110V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 220 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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