Apple Macintosh Performa 578 Specs
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The Apple Macintosh Performa 578 features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 8 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 578 is identical to the Performa 577, except that the 578 shipped with 8 MB of RAM.
The educational version of the Performa 578 is the LC 575.
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||February 1, 1994
||April 1, 1996
||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.
||*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.
|System Bus Speed:
||Cache Bus Speed:
||Min. RAM Speed:
||*This model has slots for two 80 ns VRAM SIMMs.
||*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" 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.
|2nd Display Support:
||2nd Max. Resolution:
||*This model can support a second display with the addition of an LC PDS video card. By default, it only supports a single display.
|Standard Hard Drive:
||Int. HD Interface:
||By default, this model is configured with a 320 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
||1.44 MB (Manual)
||1 LC PDS, Comm
||Macintosh LC 520
|Apple Order No:
||Mac Performa 578
|Apple Model No:
||Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.
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|Original Mac OS:
||Supported Mac OS:
||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)
||In inches - height by width by depth, (45.5 cm, 34.3 cm, 41.9 cm).
|Original Price (US):
||Est. Current Retail:
||Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.
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