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Apple Power Macintosh 5260/120 Specs

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Apple Power Macintosh 5260/120The Apple Power Macintosh 5260/120 features a 120 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.2 GB hard drive and an 8X CD-ROM drive in an attractive all-in-one case with a 14" shadow mask color monitor.

This model was sold only to the educational market in North America, whereas the consumer version -- the Performa 5260/120 -- was sold worldwide.

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September 19, 1996 March 1, 1997
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.
120 MHz PowerPC 603e
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
N/A Integrated
Details: N/A
40 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 256k (Optional)
Details: N/A
72-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
16 MB 64 MB
Details: N/A

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 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.
14" Color* 640x480*
Details: 14" Shadow Mask RGB display (640x480 at 16-bit).
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.
1.2 GB IDE
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 1.2 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.
None None*
Details: *10Base-T Ethernet was available as an option.
1 LC PDS, Comm, Video I/O, TV* None
Details: *This model has a single LC PDS, Comm, TV, and both video input and video output expansion slots.
Desktop Power Mac 5200
Details: N/A
M5233LL/A Power Mac 5260
Details: N/A
M3457 41
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

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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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17.5 x 15.1 x 16.0 45 lbs (20.4 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (44.5 cm, 38.4 cm, 40.6 cm).
N/A N/A
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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None* None
Details: *Optional DB-15 video port.
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None None*
Details: *10Base-T Ethernet was available as an option.
None* None*
Details: *By default, S-video input and output were not provided. However, video input and output could be added via expansion cards.
1 (PlainTalk) None
Details: 16-bit mono sound input.
1 (16-Bit Stereo) 1 (Front-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 110V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 125 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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