Macintosh Performa 5400/180

From its state-of-the-art RISC-based processor to its sleek graphite color, the Apple Macintosh Performa 5400/180 computer is like no other Macintosh you’ve ever seen. This sophisticated all-in-one system is ready to use right out of the box, with everything you need to inspire your creativity and increase your productivity.

The computer’s 180-megahertz PowerPC 603e processor and 16 megabytes of RAM let you easily run an abundance of Macintosh applications— and there’s plenty of room to store them on the 1.6-gigabyte internal hard drive. To get you started, there are more than a dozen learning, home, and entertainment programs, plus a collection of multimedia reference CDs.

The Performa 5400/180 includes multimedia features that are expensive add-ons with other computers, including a CD-ROM drive for multimedia applications and a 15-inch monitor (12.8-inch diagonal viewable image size) to display vibrant colors.

Using the built-in capabilities, you can watch television in a window, listen to FM radio, and view and record video from VCRs and video cameras. There’s also a built-in microphone to directly record your own sounds. These multimedia features are made more lifelike through the built-in stereo speakers enhanced by SRS 3D surround sound and the Macintosh 16-bit stereo sound system. To connect to the world of information services, including the Internet, the Performa 5400/180 features a built-in 28.8-kilobit-per-second modem. The modem also allows you to use your computer as a fax or answering machine.

If you need even more advanced capabilities in the future, expansion is easy through the industry-standard Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot and built-in SCSI support.

The Macintosh Performa 5400/180: Performance, convenience, and sophistication that will add elegance to your home or office.


Complete, ready-to-use system

  • Computer, multiple-scan 15-inch color display (12.8-inch diagonal viewable image size), CD-ROM drive, floppy disk drive, hard disk, microphone, and stereo speakers integrated into one convenient and stylish package
  • Apple TV/FM Radio System and video input
  • Matching keyboard, mouse, and all necessary cables
  • Apple System 7.5.3 software, including Apple Guide software for step-by-step help with basic system operation, QuickTime multimedia software, Macintosh PC Exchange software, and QuickDraw 3D
  • Internal 28.8-Kbit/s modem for data, fax, voice, and digital answering machine
  • Built-in 8x-speed, tray-loading CD-ROM drive
  • Front-panel volume control and headphone/ speaker jack
  • CD-quality digital sound with SRS 3D surround sound

Preinstalled software

  • Apple System 7.5.3

Technical Specifications


  • PowerPC 603e processor running at 180 MHz
  • 32K internal cache
  • Integrated floating-point unit
  • 64-bit memory bus
  • Optional High Performance Module (256K level 2 cache)


  • Comes with 16MB of RAM (uses one DIMM socket)
  • Can be expanded to 136MB using two 64MB DIMMs
  • Uses 64-bit-wide, 168-pin, 70-nanosecond or faster, fast-paged-mode DIMMs (1K and 2K refresh rate)

Disk drives

  • Internal 1.6GB hard disk drive
  • Internal Apple SuperDrive floppy disk drive
    • Uses high-density, 1.4MB floppy disks
    • Reads, writes, and formats Macintosh, Windows, MS-DOS, OS/2, and ProDOS disks
  • Internal 8x-speed CD-ROM drive

Display Built-in display

  • 15-in. RGB color display (12.8-in. diagonal viewable image size)
  • 0.28-mm dot pitch
  • Noninterlaced, flat, square cathode-ray tube (CRT) • User-adjustable resolutions from 640 by 480 pixels to 832 by 764 pixels
  • Resolution can be changed without restarting the computer
  • Refresh rate up to 75 Hz
  • Built-in base tilts from –5° to +15°, swivels a full 360°
  • Meets SWEDAC MPR2 international guidelines for magnetic-field emissions

Display support

  • 16-bit color for display of up to 32,768 colors at 640- by 480-pixel or 800- by 600-pixel resolution
  • 8-bit color for display of 256 colors at 832- by 624- pixel resolution
  • 1 MB video frame buffer(independent of system RAM)

Built-in modem

  • 28.8-Kbit/s, V.34, data/fax/voice modem
  • Works with supplied software to provide answering machine capability
  • Built-in error correction and compression (MNP4, V.42, MNP5, V.42bis)


  • Stereo 16-bit sound
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • Sound-output port
  • Sound-input port
  • Front headphone jack and volume control
  • Apple sound enhancements, including SRS 3D surround sound

Expansion interfaces

  • PCI expansion slot for industry-standard 6.88-in., 15-watt expansion cards
  • Apple Desktop Bus port for mouse, keyboard, and other devices (multiple devices can be connected to each other from one port)
  • RS-232/RS-422 serial port for an AppleTalk network connection, other networking connections, communications equipment (including GeoPort-compatible devices), or a printer
  • SCSI interface port for as many as six external SCSI devices, such as disk drives and/or CD-ROM drives
  • Optional video-out port for connection to an external monitor for video mirroring (also supports connection to an NTSC or PAL video-out interface box, such as the Apple Presentation System)
  • Communications slot (used by the built-in 28.8-Kbit/ s data/fax/voice modem)
  • Video slot (used by the Apple Video System to connect a VCR, video camera, or other video equipment; supports both composite and S-video input)
  • TV tuner slot (used by the Apple TV/FM Radio System)

Electrical requirements

  • Line voltage: 110 to 240 V AC, RMS, single phase, nominal
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • Power: 220 W maximum (continuous)
  • Includes low-power sleep mode
  • U.S. EPA Energy Star compliant

Size and weight

  • Height: 17.5 in. (44.5 cm)
  • Width: 15.1 in. (38.3 cm)
  • Depth: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
  • Weight: 47 lb. (21 kg)

Operating environment

  • Operating temperature: 50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)
  • Storage temperature: –40° to 116° F (–40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95%, noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 ft. (3,048 m)

Disability access

  • CloseView software magnifies screen image up to 16 times
  • Easy Access software permits combination keys to be pressed sequentially and enables cursor control from the numeric keypad instead of the mouse
  • “Visual beep” replaces audible system alerts

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