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Apple Macintosh Performa 6400/180The Apple Macintosh Performa 6400/180 features a 180 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.6 GB hard drive, an 8X CD-ROM drive, and an SRS 3D surround sound system with subwoofer packed in a sleek, rounded tower case.

This model was sold only in North America.

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

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August 7, 1996 July 12, 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 1996.
180 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: This model can support up to 136 MB of RAM with two 64 MB memory modules and the 8 MB of onboard RAM.

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.
Single Display* 800x600*
Details: *By default, this model supports a single display at 640x480 or 800x600 at 16-bit or 832x624 or 1024x768 at 8-bit.
Single Display* Variable*
Details: *This model can support a second display with the addition of a video card. By default, it only supports a single 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.
8X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: By default, this model is configured with an 8X CD-ROM drive.
28.8k (Internal) None*
Details: *10Base-T Ethernet was available as an option.
2 PCI, Comm, Video In, TV* None
Details: *This model has two PCI slots as well as Comm, TV, and video input expansion slots.
Tower Macintosh Performa 6400
Details: N/A
M5167LL/A Performa 6400 Series
Details: N/A
M3548 58
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M3548 Model Number and 58 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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16.0 x 7.8 x 16.9 44.5 lbs (20.2 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (40.6 cm, 19.8 cm, 42.9 cm).
US$2400 N/A
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).
1 (RJ-11) None*
Details: *10Base-T Ethernet was available as an optional upgrade.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (PlainTalk) 1 (Rear-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 (16-Bit Stereo) 1 (Front-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-125V or 200-240V AC, 47-63 Hz Frequency, 220 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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