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Macintosh IIci

The Apple Macintosh IIci features a 25MHz 68030 CPU, a 68882 FPU, 1 or 4MByte of RAM and a 40 or 80MByte hard drive. The case was the same case as the Macintosh IIcx. It was produced from 1989 to 1993.

The Macintosh IIci is the first Macintosh with a 32-bit clean ROM and the first Mac to have level 2 processor Cach and built-in graphics card for an external display monitor. The integrated graphics however used system RAM for its frame buffer. Some users used a NuBus graphcis card so that they could use that RAM for programs, rather than Graphcis.

Easter Egg in ROM

There is an easter egg hidden in the ROM of the IIci. If the system date of the computer is set to September 20, 1989, which is the machine's release date and the following keys are held down together at boot time, Command + Option + C + I, an image of the development team is shown. The signatures of the product design team can be seen in the molded plastic of the case, if the motherboard is removed

By Apple CPU Motorola 68030 @25MHz Memory 1M RAM, 128M Max Sound 8-bit Pulse-width modulation Sprites none Display 640x480 4-bit color, 512x384 8-bit color. Display Chip none Sound Chip TTL Logic for PWM CPU Class 68000 Developed by Apple
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