Apple - Series II
Apple II gs
The AppleIIGS is the fifth and most powerful model of the Apple II family. It is a 16 bit computer using
the 16-bit 65C816 Microprocessor. This processor gives direct access to megabytes of RAM, and the mouse.
This enabled Apple to equip the computer with a color graphical user interface, and an Apple Desktop Bus
interface that was used for Mouse, keyboard and other input devices.
The sound capabilities were also greatly improved using a wavetable synthesis chip from Ensoniq
The Apple IIGS came standard with 256KByte of memory, and was expandable to 8MByte. The computer
supported a 12-bit palette in 320x200 or 640x200.
WDC 65C816 @2.8MHz
1M RAM, 8M Max, 256K ROM
8-bit audio (64K sound RAM), 32 channels (8 independent stereo)
320x200 in 3200/4096 colors, 620x200 in 800/4096 colors, APPLEII emulated Video
Ensoniq 5503 digital oscillator
Books & Publications
Books about the Apple Macintosh, the first mass-market personal computer with a graphical user interface.
Magazines & Serials
InCider Magazine for Apple Computers, later fused with A+
Peeker, a German language magazine for Apple Computer users.
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