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Apple Macintosh Quadra 700

Apple Macintosh Quadra 700

Speed25 MHz
Memory4 MB

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Release Date: 10/21/1991
Manufacturer: Apple
Original Retail Price:
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Donated By: John and Grace Sherratt
This hi-end Mac was one of the first to use the new Motorola 68040 processor and was the first Macintosh to have built-in Ethernet. Retailing for $6000 US at launch, this one was targeted towards professional graphic artists that needed the extra power and speed that was offered. 4MB of RAM was standard and the machine could be expanded to a total of 68MB. The machine ran at 25 MHz and could display graphics at an impressive 1152x870 resolution. The production cycle however, didnít make it past the two year mark.

User Comments
Dennis Nedry on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This is the computer seen on Dennis Nedry's desk in Jurassic Park.
Alice McGregor on Monday, May 7, 2007
My father, just over the #1000 mark for worldwide developers, was given a Quadra 700 for development purposes. It was by far the best 68K Macintosh we've ever owned and lasted for a very, very long time. The vast majority of my memories of color gaming and multimedia were on this Quadra.
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