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Power Macintosh 5400

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Power Macintosh 5400 / Macintosh Performa 5400/5410/5420/5430/5440
DeveloperApple Computer
Product familyPower Macintosh, Performa
Release dateApril 15, 1996 (1996-04-15)
DiscontinuedMarch 1, 1998 (1998-03-01)
Operating systemSystem 7.5.3 - Mac OS 9.1
CPUPowerPC 603ev @ 120–200 MHz
DimensionsHeight: 17.5 inches (44 cm)
Width: 16 inches (41 cm)
Depth: 15.1 inches (38 cm)
Mass47 pounds (21 kg)
PredecessorPower Macintosh 5200 LC
SuccessorPower Macintosh G3 All-In-One
RelatedPower Macintosh 5500

The Power Macintosh 5400 (also sold under variations of the name Performa 5400) is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer from April 1996 to March 1998. The 5400 is an all-in-one computer with an integrated monitor, and replaced the Power Macintosh 5200 LC in that role. It is largely identical to the Power Macintosh 6400 internally, which is essentially the same computer (the "Alchemy" platform) in a tower case. This is the first all-in-one Macintosh to support PCI expansion, replacing the Processor Direct Slot.

Unlike other Power Macintosh machines of the time, the 5400 was only sold to education markets.[1] Macintosh Performa-branded variants were generally only sold in Europe, Asia and Australia while the less-powerful Performa 5300CD remained on sale in the Americas for much of 1996. This reflected a de-emphasizing of sales of all-in-one form factor computers into the consumer market, something Apple stopped doing altogether until the introduction of the iMac G3 in the second half of 1998.

The more powerful Power Macintosh 5500 was introduced in April 1997, and both computers continued to be sold alongside each other. When the education-only Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One was introduced in early 1998, the 5400 and 5500 were both discontinued.


Introduced April 15, 1996:

  • Power Macintosh 5400/120: Base education version with 16 MB RAM and a 120 MHz processor.[2]

Introduced April 22, 1996:

  • Macintosh Performa 5400CD: Consumer version of the 5400/120.[3]
  • Macintosh Performa 5410CD: Ethernet-less version of the 5400CD. Not sold in the U.S..[4]
  • Macintosh Performa 5420CD: Not sold in the U.S.[5]

Introduced August 5, 1996:

  • Macintosh Performa 5400/160: Asia- and Europe-only version with a 160 MHz CPU.[6]
  • Macintosh Performa 5400/180 (DE): Asia- and Europe-only 180 MHz variant in a black case. The "DE" (Director's Edition) was available only in Australia and had 24 MB of RAM, a built in TV tuner with remote control, and a bigger hard drive.

Introduced October 1, 1996:

  • Power Macintosh 5400/180: Same, but with a 180 MHz processor.[7]

Introduced November 12, 1996:

  • Macintosh Performa 5430: Asia- and Europe-only variant of the 5400/160, but with 24 MB RAM.[8]
  • Macintosh Performa 5440: Asia- and Europe-only variant of the 5400/180, only in a normal grey case.[9]

Introduced February 17, 1997:

  • Power Macintosh 5400/200: Education version with 24 MB RAM and a 200 MHz processor[10]


Timeline of Power Macintosh, Pro, and Studio models
Mac ProMac StudioMac ProMac StudioMac ProMac ProMac ProPower Mac G5Power Mac G5Power Mac G4Power Mac G5Power Mac G4Power Mac G4 CubePower Mac G4Power Macintosh G3#Blue and WhitePower Macintosh 9600Power Macintosh G3Power Macintosh 8600Power Macintosh 9500Power Macintosh 8500Power Macintosh 8100Power Macintosh G3Power Macintosh 7600Power Macintosh 7300Power Macintosh 4400Power Macintosh 7500Power Macintosh 7200Power Macintosh 7100Power Macintosh 6500Power Macintosh 6400Power Macintosh 6200Power Macintosh 6100Power Macintosh G3Twentieth Anniversary MacintoshPower Macintosh 5500Power Macintosh 5400Power Macintosh 5260Power Macintosh 5200 LC


  1. ^ "Power Macintosh/Performa 5000 Series" (PDF). Apple.
  2. ^ "Power Macintosh 5400/120: Technical Specifications". Apple.
  3. ^ "Macintosh Performa 5400CD:Technical Specifications". Apple.
  4. ^ "Macintosh Performa 5410CD:Technical Specifications". Apple.
  5. ^ "Macintosh Performa 5420CD". Apple.
  6. ^ "Macintosh Performa 5400/160:Technical Specifications". Apple.
  7. ^ "Power Macintosh 5400/180: Technical Specifications". Apple.
  8. ^ "Macintosh Performa 5430:Technical Specifications". Apple.
  9. ^ "Macintosh Performa 5440:Technical Specifications". Apple.
  10. ^ "Power Macintosh 5400/200: Technical Specifications". Apple.

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