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Apple Macintosh Quadra 800 Specs

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Apple Macintosh Quadra 800The Apple Macintosh Quadra 800 features a 33 MHz 68040 processor, 8 MB of RAM, a 230 MB or 500 MB hard drive, and an optional 2X CD-ROM drive in an expandable tower case designed to replace the aging, and not particularly expandable Quadra 700.

The Workgroup Server version of the Quadra 800 is the WGS 80.

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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 9, 1993 March 14, 1994
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 1993.
33 MHz* 68040
Details: *The Macintosh Quadra 800 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.
Third-Party* Integrated
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available. A logicboard upgrade to a Quadra 840AV was available as well (M1848LL/A).
33 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 1 MB
Details: N/A
8k N/A
Details: N/A
72-pin SIMM 60 ns
Details: N/A
8 MB 136 MB
Details: This model can be upgraded to 136 MB of RAM with four 32 MB SIMMs.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 MB 4*
Details: *Installed RAM can be interleaved to improve performance.
Dedicated* VRAM SIMM*
Details: *This model has slots for two 80 ns VRAM SIMMs.
512k, 1 MB* 1 MB*
Details: *512k of VRAM is installed as two 256k VRAM SIMMs and 1 MB of VRAM is installed as 512k SIMMs.
Single Display* 512x384-1152x870*
Details: *By default, the Macintosh Quadra 800 only supports a single display, but a second one can be supported with the addition of a NuBus video card. With 512k of VRAM, the system is capable of supporting 512x384 at 16-bit color, 640x480, 800x600 and 832x624 at 8-bit color, and 1024x768 and 1152x870 at 4-bit color. With 1 MB of VRAM installed, it can support 640x480, 800x600 and 832x624 at 16-bit color and 1024x768 and 1152x870 at 8-bit color.
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.
230 MB, 500 MB* SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is configured with a 230 MB or 500 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM (Optional) 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: The high-end M1329LL/A configuration shipped with an internal 2X CD-ROM drive.
None AAUI-15
Details: N/A
1 040 PDS, 3 NuBus 1 (5.25")*
Details: *If the CD-ROM drive is not installed, a second external 5.25" bay is available.
Tower Mac Quadra 800
Details: N/A
M1287LL/A* Macintosh Quadra 800
Details: *M1287LL/A refers to the configuration with 512k of VRAM and a 230 MB hard drive. M1288LL/A was configured with 512k of VRAM and a 500 MB hard drive, whereas M1329LL/A was configured with 1 MB of VRAM, a 230 MB hard drive and an internal 2X CD-ROM drive.
M1206 35
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M1206 Model Number and 35 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
7.1 7.1-7.5.1, 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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14.0 x 7.7 x 15.75 24.0 lbs (10.9 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (35.6 cm, 19.6 cm, 40 cm).
US$4680-US$5100 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: 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
1 (Omni) None
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 47-63 Hz Frequency, 200 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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