Power Macintosh 5400
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The 5400 was the first PCI-bus Power Mac with an integrated monitor. It was available in black in the UK, the first black desktop Mac since Mac TV.
This model was sold as the Power Mac 5400 in the education market and under the Performa 5400 name in the consumer market.
Although the 5400 replaced the 5260, it had an improved motherboard design that overcame the most egregious failings of the "Road Apple" x200 series.
- 5400/120 introduced 1996.04.15, discontinued
5400/180 introduced 1996.10.01, discontinued
5400/200 introduced 1997.02.17, discontinued
- requires System 7.5.1 through 9.1
- CPU: 120, 180, or 200 MHz PPC 603e
- bus: 40 MHz
- performance: XXX (relative to SE)
- RAM: 16 MB (120, 180 MHz) or 24 MB (200 MHz), expandable to 136 MB. 8 MB on motherboard. Accepts one or two 8, 16, 32, or 64 MB 70ns 168-pin DIMMs.
- VRAM: not expandable
- Video: 15" screen, thousands of colors at up to 800 x 600, 256 at 832 x 624
- L2 cache: 256k
- hard drive: IDE, 1.2 GB on 5400/180, 1.6 GB on 5400/120 and 200
- CD-ROM: 4x or 8x
- microphone: standard 3.5mm minijack, compatible with line-level input including Apple's PlainTalk microphone
- ADB: 1 port for keyboard and mouse
- DIN-8 GeoPort on back of computer
- SCSI: DB-25 connector on back of computer
- comm slot (used by ethernet port on 5400/200 )
- bay for Apple TV/FM Radio System
- video slot
- one PCI slot
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- The 6400 Zone, covers the Performa 6400 and Power Mac 6500.
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- Apple Specs: Power Macintosh 5400/120, 5400/180, 5400/200
- Apple discontinued support and parts orders for this model on 15 October 2001 (22 October in Canada), except in California. You may be able to find dealers with parts inventory either locally or on our parts and service list.
- This highest PIO mode this model supports is Mode 4 (16.7 MB/s), Macintosh: Using Third Party IDE Hard Disks
- Macs with IDE hard drive do not provide SCSI termination power, depending on external SCSI devices to provide it. For more details, see SCSI Termination Power.
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