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Apple Power Macintosh 6500/275The Apple Power Macintosh 6500/275, based on the Gazelle architecture, features a 275 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 32 MB or 48 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB or 6.0 GB hard drive, a 12X or 24X CD-ROM drive, an internal Zip drive, video input/output cards, a TV/FM radio card, 2D/3D graphics acceleration and an SRS 3D surround sound system with subwoofer packed in a sleek, rounded tower case.

There are two different versions of this model, a consumer version that shipped with 32 MB of RAM and a 4.0 GB hard drive (upgraded to a 6.0 GB hard drive starting September 15, 1997) (M6191LL/A) and another for small business that shipped with 48 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB hard drive, and a copy of Microsoft Office (M6190LL/A).

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

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April 4, 1997 March 14, 1998
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 1997.
275 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.
50 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 512k
Details: N/A
168-pin DIMM 60 ns
Details: Supports two 60 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
32 MB, 48 MB 128 MB
Details: This model can support up to 128 MB of RAM with two 64 MB memory modules.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: RAM cannot be interleaved to improve performance.
Dedicated* SGRAM*
Details: *2 MB of onboard 60 ns SGRAM is dedicated to video function.
2 MB 2 MB
Details: VRAM cannot be upgraded.
Single Display* 832x624*
Details: *By default, this model supports a single display at 512x384, 640x480, 800x600 or 832x624 at 24-bit, 1024x768 or 1152x870 at 16-bit and 1280x1024 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.
4.0 GB, 6.0 GB IDE
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 4.0 GB or 6.0 GB internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive without the addition of a PCI card.
12X, 24X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 12X or 24X CD-ROM drive. It also shipped with an internal Zip 100 drive.
36.6k (Internal) None*
Details: *This model shipped with an internal 36.6k modem. 10Base-T Ethernet was available as an optional upgrade.
2 PCI, Comm-II, Video In, TV* None
Details: *This model has two PCI slots as well as Comm-II, TV, and video input expansion slots. By default, one PCI slot, the Comm-II, video input and TV slots all are occupied.
Tower Performa 6400
Details: N/A
M6191LL/A* Power Mac 6500
Details: *M6191LL/A refers to the consumer version of this model that shipped with 32 MB of RAM and a 4.0 GB hard drive. M6190LL/A refers to the small business version that shipped with 48 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB hard drive, and a copy of Microsoft Office.
M3548 513
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M3548 Model Number and 513 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
7.5.5 7.5.5-9.1
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$3000 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
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.
1* 1*
Details: *S-Video ports provided by pre-installed cards. RCA ports also provided.
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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