Macintosh Performa 6360

With its powerful RISC processor and industry-standard PCI expansion slot, the Apple Macintosh Performa 6360 system combines performance for today with expandability for tomorrow.

As you’d expect from Macintosh systems, the Performa 6360 includes a host of features that bring multimedia to life. A RISC-based PowerPC 603e processor running at 160 megahertz delivers the performance you need to run advanced multimedia applications, while the built-in 8x-speed CD-ROM drive provides smooth video and audio.

A 64-bit video architecture and 1 megabyte of video memory display high-quality video and realistic graphics on monitors up to 17 inches (diagonal measurement) in size. The system also features 16-bit CD-quality stereo input and output with SRS surround sound— a combination that will add a whole new audio dimension to your multimedia experience. With 16 megabytes of RAM (expandable to 136 megabytes), the Macintosh Performa 6360 has the memory to run powerful multimedia applications. And its 1.2-gigabyte hard disk drive gives you the storage you’ll need for a long time to come.

If you need to expand your system, the built-in PCI expansion slot is perfect for graphics acceleration, high-speed networking, or other high-performance capabilities.

For connecting to the Internet, the Performa 6360 offers easy access either through America Online (in the United States) or directly via the Apple Internet Connection Kit, which features Netscape Navigator software. Both America Online and Internet Connection Kit software are installed and ready to use on your new Performa system. And with the built-in 28.8-kilobit-per-second data/voice/fax modem, exchanging e-mail and browsing the World Wide Web can be fast.

Also preinstalled on or packaged with the computer are more than a dozen other home, education, and home-business programs, plus a collection of multimedia reference CDs.

If you need compatibility with MS-DOS or Windows software–based computers, a Performa 6360 system gives you several choices. You can share floppy disks and files by using Macintosh PC Exchange and Macintosh Easy Open software (both included). For the ultimate in compatibility, Apple’s optional PC Compatibility Card puts a 100-megahertz 586-class processor right in your computer. The Macintosh Performa 6360 computer: The power and versatility of RISC, PCI, and the Mac OS in one affordable, easy-to-use system.


High performance

  • 160-MHz PowerPC 603e processor
  • Built-in 28.8-Kbit/s data/voice/fax modem
  • Built-in 8x-speed, tray-loading CD-ROM drive
  • Optional 256K level 2 cache

Rich multimedia

  • Support for up to 32,768 colors (16-bit color up to 800- by 600-pixel resolution and 8-bit color up to 1,024- by 768-pixel resolution)
  • 16-bit CD-quality stereo sound with SRS surround sound

Expandability and flexibility

  • Industry-standard 6.88-inch PCI expansion slot
  • Support for up to six external SCSI devices, such as hard disk drives and scanners
  • Optional High Performance Module, Apple Video System, Apple TV/FM Radio System, Avid Cinema, and PC Compatibility Card

Ease of use

  • Macintosh System 7.5 software, including Apple Guide software for step-by-step help with basic system operation
  • Apple Internet Connection Kit featuring Netscape Navigator software for quick, easy access to global resources, including the World Wide Web
  • Plug-and-play installation of expansion cards, storage devices, scanners, printers, digital cameras, and other accessories

Preinstalled software

  • Macintosh System 7.5, ClarisWorks, Quicken Special Edition, America Online, Apple Internet Connection Kit, SurfWatch, Web Workshop, MegaPhone for Performa, Adobe PhotoDeluxe, Now TouchBase and Datebook Pro, MacLinkPlus/ Easy Open Translators, At Ease, The American Heritage Dictionary, Click Art Performa Collection, MacGallery Clip Art Treasure Pak, and DOGZ Adoption Kit

CD-ROM titles

  • The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Our Times, Mayo Clinic Family Health, Amazing Writing Machine, The American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, Blockbuster Guide to Movies & Videos, Thinkin’ Things Collection 2, Club KidSoft CD, 3D Atlas, and Descent

Technical Specifications


  • PowerPC 603e processor running at 160 MHz
  • Integrated floating-point unit
  • 40-MHz, 64-bit bus
  • Optional High Performance Module (256K level 2 cache; see ordering information)
  • 32K internal cache


  • Comes with 16MB of RAM (8MB on logic board and 8MB in one DIMM socket)
  • Can be expanded to 136MB
  • Uses 64-bit-wide, 168-pin, noncomposite, 70-nanosecond or faster DIMMs (1K or 2K refresh)

Disk drives

  • Internal 1.2GB IDE 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


  • 28.8-Kbit/s data/voice/fax modem*
  • Built-in error correction and compression (MNP4, V.42, MNP5, V.42bis)


  • Stereo 16-bit sound
  • SRS surround sound enhancement
  • Sound-input port (for an Apple PlainTalk microphone)
  • Sound-output port
  • Front headphone jack and volume control

Display support

  • 1MB of video RAM
  • 16-bit color for display of up to 32,768 colors on monitors using 640- by 480-pixel or 800- by 600-pixel resolution
  • 8-bit color for display of 256 colors on monitors using 832- by 624-pixel or 1,024- by 768-pixel resolution


  • PCI expansion slot (requires PCI card that comes with a Macintosh driver and is PCI 2.0 compliant; a NuBus card cannot be used in this slot)
  • PCI-based communications (Comm II) slot for a 28.8-Kbit/s modem (used by the built-in data/voice/ fax modem)
  • Two serial ports (RS-232/RS-422) for an AppleTalk network connection, other network connections, communications equipment (including GeoPort compatible devices), or a printer (one port used by the built-in modem)
  • SCSI interface port for connecting as many as six external SCSI devices, such as disk drives, CD-ROM drives, and scanners (multiple devices can be connected to each other from one port)
  • Apple Desktop Bus port for mouse, keyboard, and other devices (multiple devices can be connected to each other from one port)
  • Video-output port
  • Video-input slot for optional Apple Video System (supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video formats)
  • Expansion bay for optional Apple TV/FM Radio System
  • Infrared receiver for remote control (provided with Apple TV/FM Radio System and certain other accessories)

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

Electrical requirements and compliance

  • Line voltage: 90 to 270 V AC, RMS, single phase
  • Frequency: 47 to 63 Hz
  • Power: 150 W maximum (continuous)
  • Includes low-power sleep mode
  • U.S. EPA Energy Star compliant

Size and weight

  • Height: 4.3 in. (11.0 cm)
  • Width: 12.6 in. (32.0 cm)
  • Depth: 16.5 in. (42.0 cm)
  • Weight: 17 lb. (7.7 kg)

Operating environment

  • Operating temperature: 50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)
  • Storagetemperature:–40°to116.6°F(–40°to47°C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95%, noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 ft. (3,048 m)

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