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Apple Macintosh Performa 580CDThe Apple Macintosh Performa 580CD features a 33 MHz 68LC040 processor, 5 MB or 8 MB of RAM, either a 250 MB or 500 MB hard drive, and a 2X CD-ROM drive in a relatively compact all-in-one case with a 14" color display.

Although the Performa 580CD looks identical to the earlier Performa 575-578 models, and has a processor of identical clockspeed, the 580CD has a lower quality display and a different motherboard with support for cheaper IDE hard drives, among other changes, including the inclusion of new video input/output expansion.

The Performa 580CD only was sold in Canada, Asia, and Australia, but the educational version, the LC 580, was sold worldwide.

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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.

May 1, 1995 February 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 1995.
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, 8 MB 52 MB*
Details: *This model can support up to 52 MB of RAM with one 32 MB SIMM, one 16 MB SIMM and the 4 MB of onboard RAM.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
4 MB 2*
Details: *The first SIMM slot supports a 32 MB double-sided SIMM, but the second slot only supports a single-sided SIMM, so capacities are limited to 1 MB, 4 MB or 16 MB in the second slot.
Dedicated* VRAM SIMM*
Details: *This model has slots for two 60 ns VRAM SIMMs.
1 MB* 1 MB*
Details: *The VRAM is installed as two 512k VRAM SIMMs and the system cannot support larger modules.
14" Color* 640x480
Details: *14" RGB CRT display (unlike other models available around the same time, this model does not have a Sony Trinitron display).
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.
250 MB, 500 MB* IDE
Details: *By default, this model is configured with a 250 MB or 500 MB internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 LC PDS, Comm, Video I/O None
Details: This model has an LC PDS, Comm, and video input and video output expansion slots.
All-in-One Macintosh LC 520
Details: N/A
M3872LL/A Mac Performa 580CD
Details: N/A
M3872 99
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M3872 Model Number and 99 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 7.5, 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).
US$1500 N/A
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.
None 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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