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Macintosh LC II

The Apple Macintosh LC II was introduced in 1992. It was an update from the first LC, and swapped the poorly performing 68020 out for a 68030 and came with 4MByte RAM. This computer was aimed at the educational market, and was repackaged for the consumer market as the Performa 400.

The video capabilities were the same as the original LC: 256KByte of Video RAM (VRAM), and could produce an image of 512x384 pixels in 8-bit color. The VRAM was upgradable to 512KByte wich would enable 512x384 in 16-bit color, or 640x480 in 8-bit color.

Is it a Quadra? An LC? A Performa?

In 1993 Apple made the decision to rename their Macintosh computers. They introduced three different product names, based on the target audiences. The result of this is that many Macintosh machines are exact duplicates of each other, but just with a different brand name.

  • Quadra line - Business Customers, sold only through Apple resellers.
  • LC line - Education market, sold primarily to schools.
  • Performa - Home consumers, sold in department and electronics stores.

Example: The Macintosh Quadra 605 is the same computer as the Macintosh LC 475 and the Macintosh Performa 475.

By Apple CPU Motorola 68030 @16MHz Memory 4M RAM, 10M 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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