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Macintosh Quadra 800

The Apple Macintosh Quadra 800 was introduced in 1993, along the Macintosh Centris computers (Centris 650, which is the same as the Quadra 650). It has a Motorola 68040 CPU running at 33MHz, enhanced video, and new interleaved RAM that ran at 70ns.

Is it a Quadra? An LC? A Performa?

In 1993 Apple made the decision to rename their Macintosh computers. They introduced three different product names, based on the target audiences. The result of this is that many Macintosh machines are exact duplicates of each other, but just with a different brand name.

  • Quadra line - Business Customers, sold only through Apple resellers.
  • LC line - Education market, sold primarily to schools.
  • Performa - Home consumers, sold in department and electronics stores.

Example: The Macintosh Quadra 605 is the same computer as the Macintosh LC 475 and the Macintosh Performa 475.

By Apple CPU Motorola 68040 @33MHz Memory 24M RAM, 136M Max; 1M VRAM Sound 8-bit Pulse-width modulation Sprites none Display 640x480 16-bit color, 1152x780 max Display Chip none Sound Chip TTL Logic for PWM CPU Class 68000 Developed by Apple
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