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Apple Macintosh Quadra 700 Specs

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Apple Macintosh Quadra 700The Apple Macintosh Quadra 700 features a 25 MHz 68040 processor, 4 MB of RAM, and either no hard drive (just a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive) or a floppy disk and an 80 MB, a 160 MB, or a 400 MB hard drive in a boxy tower case (it's the desktop case used by the Macintosh IIcx oriented on its side).

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  • Tech Specs
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October 21, 1991 March 15, 1993
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 1991.
25 MHz* 68040
Details: *The Macintosh Quadra 700 has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 50 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 50 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 25 MHz processor.
Third-Party* Integrated
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
25 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
8k N/A
Details: N/A
30-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
4 MB 68 MB
Details: This model can be upgraded to 68 MB of RAM with four 16 MB SIMMs.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
4 MB 4*
Details: *Four identical RAM SIMMs must be installed in a group.
Dedicated* VRAM SIMM*
Details: *This model has six 100 ns VRAM SIMM slots.
512k* 2 MB*
Details: *512k of VRAM onboard. Six slots support 256k 100 ns VRAM SIMMs for a maximum total of as much as 2 MB of VRAM.
Single Display* 512x384-1152x870*
Details: *By default, the Macintosh Quadra 700 only supports a single display, but a second one can be supported with the addition of a compatible NuBus video card. The onboard video can support 512x384, 640x480, and 832x624 at 8-bit and 1152x870 at 4-bit. With 2 MB of VRAM installed, it can support up to 832x624 at 24-bit and 1152x870 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.
80, 160, 400 MB* SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is configured with either no hard drive, an 80 MB, 160 MB or 400 MB hard drive. All are SCSI.
None 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: N/A
None AAUI-15
Details: AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
1 PDS, 2 NuBus None*
Details: *If a hard drive is not installed, an internal 3.5" bay is available.
Desktop Macintosh IIcx
Details: N/A
M5921LL/A* Macintosh Quadra 700
Details: *M5921LL/A refers to a configuration with just a floppy drive. With an 80 MB and 160 MB hard drive, Apple assigned the order number M5922LL/A and M5923LL/A, respectively.
M5920 22
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M5920 Model Number and 22 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
7.0.1 7.0.1-7.5.1, 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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11.9 x 5.5 x 14.4 13.6 lbs (6.2 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (14 cm, 30.2 cm, 36.6 cm).
US$5700 N/A
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1 (DB-15) None
Details: N/A
2 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None 1 (AAUI-15)
Details: AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
None None
Details: N/A
None 1 (Mono)
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 50 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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