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Macintosh Quadra 700

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The Macintosh Quadra 700 is powered by a [[Motorola 68040]] processor. This is a popular model for hobbyists and prices on the used market tend to be high compared to other models.
It was the first in a new family of Macs, and was the first Mac to ship in a tower case (a IIcx case on its side, with the label rotated 90 degrees). The Quadra 700 was priced at $6,000.
=General Information=
The Macintosh Quadra 700 includes several advanced features that provide improved performance over that of members of the Macintosh II computer family. Foremost of those features are the Motorola MC68040 microprocessor and built-in video display hardware. The MC68040 has several built-in features, including data and instruction caches, a memory management unit (MMU), and a floating-point unit (FPU). The computer’s built-in video hardware provides 24-bit color and performance approaching that of the Macintosh Display Card 8•24GC.
Codenames: Shadow, Spike, IIce, Evo. Introduced in October 1991 and discontinued in March 1993. Originally shipped with system software 7.0.1.
The Quadra 700 features a full [[Motorola 68040]] processor (with FPU) clocked at 25MHz.
* Unlike most other models of the time, the Quadra 700 does not require recapping on the logic board. The PRAM battery is a concern though and the original battery is known to leak over time, potentially damaging the board. The power supply capacitors should likely be replaced as these will eventually fail due to age.
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* The Quadra 700 logic board does not use any problematic aluminum capacitors like many other models did at the time. For continued use, the capacitors in the power supply should probably be replaced due to age though.
* [[Macintosh IIcx/IIci/Quadra 700 Service Source]]
* [[Macintosh Quadra 700 Developer Note]]
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