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Apple IIc

The Apple IIc, the fourth model in the Apple II series of personal computers, is Apple Computer’s first endeavor to produce a portable computer. The result was a 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) notebook-sized version of the Apple II that could be transported from place to place. The c in the name stood for compact, referring to the fact it was essentially a complete Apple II computer setup (minus display and power supply) squeezed into a small notebook-sized housing.

ManufacturerApple Computer CompanyCPU65C02 @ 1.023 MHz
Year Introduced1984RAM128KB-1.125MB
Introductory Price$1,295StorageBuilt-in storage/5.25-inch floppy drive
Number SoldApprox. 400,000

While sporting a built-in floppy drive and new rear peripheral expansion ports integrated onto the main logic board, it lacks the internal expansion slots and direct motherboard access of earlier Apple IIs, making it a closed system like the Macintosh. However, that was the intended direction for this model — a more appliance-like machine, ready to use out of the box, requiring no technical know-how or experience to hook up and therefore attractive to first-time users.

  1984  /  Apple  /  Last Updated May 27, 2017 by Curator  /