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Macintosh LC III

The Apple Macintosh LC III was introduced in 1993. It replaced the Macintosh LC II and was significantly faster than it's predecessor.

The LC III was like the LC II sold primarily to schools and for the consumer market, the computer was rebranded as the Performa 450.

The machine came with an 80MByte hard disk, 4MByte of RAM and the same video capabilities as the earlier LCs

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 @25MHz Memory 4M RAM, 36M Max Sound 8-bit Pulse-width modulation Sprites none Display 640x480 8-bit, or 512x384 in 16-bit color Display Chip none Sound Chip TTL Logic for PWM CPU Class 68000 Developed by Apple
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