Apple Macintosh II

Computer facts

CompanyApple Computer Inc.
Type home
Year 1987
End year 1990
CPU Motorola MC68020
Speed 16 MHz
RAM 20 MB max
ROM 256 KB
Sound stereo, 8 bit
Apple Macintosh II


The Apple Macintosh II was the first personal computer model of the Macintosh II series in the Apple Macintosh line. (Not to be confused with the Apple II family of non-Macintosh computers.)

Retailing for US$3,898 base price (for the CPU unit only), the Macintosh II was the first "modular" Macintosh model, so called because it came in a horizontal desktop case like many PCs of the time. All previous Macintosh computers used an all-in-one design with a built-in black-and-white monitor. The Mac II allowed Macintosh users a choice of larger displays, color displays, and even multiple displays. The Macintosh II was designed by hardware engineers Michael Dhuey (computer) and Brian Berkeley (monitor). A complete color-capable system could cost as much as $10,000 once the cost of the color monitor, video card, hard disk and RAM were added.

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