Macintosh Color Classic


Performa 250


Family: Classic Macs

Codename: Slice

Gestalt ID: 49

Minimum OS: 7.0.1

Maximum OS: 7.6.1

Introduced: February 1993

Terminated: May 1994


CPU: Motorola MC68030

CPU Speed: 16 MHz

FPU: optional 68882

Bus Speed: 16 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 256 bytes data, 256 bytes instruction


RAM Type: 30 pin SIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 100 ns

Onboard RAM: 2 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 10 MB


Monitor: 10" built-in

Max Resolution: 8 bit 512x384


Hard Drive: 40-160 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive


Floppy: DB-19


Audio Out: 8 bit mono mini

Audio In: 8 bit mono mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono


Power: 100 Watts

Dimensions: 14.5" H x 9.9" W x 12.6" D

Weight: 22.5 lbs.

Released in February 1993, the Color Classic was identical to the Classic II, except for a color screen, a larger ROM, and a restyled case. The Color Classic sold for $1,390, and was also released as the Performa 250.

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Todo Apple Blog

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 00:09:00 -0700
From: Andrew Ludate
Subject: Color Classic info

NB: some of the extra information comes from

The Color Classic was an LC II crammed into a completely re-designed case which was a discarded prototype for the 10th Anniversary Mac. All of the internal circuitry is almost identical to the LC II; they share the same circuit boards and most of the same components, including a 16 bit data bus and a 10 MB RAM limit. The Color Classic however, had a 68882 math coprocessor added to the daughterboard. It also had the special "daughterboard" which could be slid out of the back for easy upgrading.