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Apple Macintosh Performa 577The Apple Macintosh Performa 577 features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 5 MB of RAM, a 320 MB hard drive, and a 2X CD-ROM drive in a relatively compact all-in-one case with a 14" color display. The Performa 577 is identical to the Performa 575, except that the 577 shipped with a 320 MB hard drive.

The educational version of the Performa 577 is the LC 575.

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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 1, 1994 April 1, 1996
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 1994.
33 MHz* 68LC040
Details: *This model has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 66 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 66 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 33 MHz processor.
N/A None
Details: N/A
33 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
8k N/A
Details: N/A
72-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
5 MB 36 MB
Details: This model can be upgraded to 36 MB of RAM with a single 32 MB SIMM.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
4 MB 1
Details: N/A
Dedicated* VRAM SIMM*
Details: *This model has slots for two 80 ns VRAM SIMMs.
512k* 1 MB*
Details: *By default, 512k of VRAM is installed as two 256k VRAM SIMMs. The VRAM can be upgraded to 1 MB by installing two 512k VRAM SIMMs.
14" Color 640x480
Details: 14" Sony Trinitron RGB display. By default, it can support 8-bit color. Upgrading the VRAM to 1 MB allows the system to support 16-bit color.
Single Display* Variable*
Details: *This model can support a second display with the addition of an LC PDS video card. By default, it only supports a single display.
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 320 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: N/A
14.4k (Internal) None
Details: N/A
1 LC PDS, Comm None
Details: N/A
All-in-One Macintosh LC 520
Details: N/A
M3201LL/A Mac Performa 577
Details: N/A
M1640 92
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M1640 Model Number and 92 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
7.1P6 7.1P6-7.5.1, 7.5.3-8.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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17.9 x 13.5 x 16.5 40.5 lbs (18.4 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (45.5 cm, 34.3 cm, 41.9 cm).
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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.

1* (DB-15) None
Details: *Single DB-15 video port only offered with optional expansion card.
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
1 (RJ-11) None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (PlainTalk) None
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Stereo) 1 (Front-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 90V-264V AC, 47-63 Hz Frequency, 40 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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