Apple IIc Flat Panel Display

At the time of the Apple IIc’s release, Apple announced an optional black and white (1-bit) LCD screen designed specifically for the machine called the Apple Flat Panel Display. While it was welcomed as a means of making the IIc more portable, it did not integrate well as a portable solution, not attaching in a secure or permanent manner and not able to fold-over face down. Instead, it sat atop the machine and connected via ribbon cable to a somewhat bulky rear port connector. Its main shortcoming was that it suffered from a very poor contrast and no backlighting, making it very difficult to view without a strong external light source. The display itself had an odd aspect ratio as well, making graphics look vertically squashed. A third-party company would later introduce a work-alike LCD screen called the C-Vue, which looked and functioned very much like Apple’s product, albeit with a reportedly slight improvement in viewability. Consequently, both sold poorly and had a very short market life span, making these displays fairly uncommon (and as a result, extremely rare today).

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Apple IIc Flat Panel Display
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Apple IIc Flat Panel Display – General information

IntroducedApril 1984
DiscontinuedNovember 1990
Order NumberA2M4022
Weight2.5 Ibs.
1.133 KG
Dimensions6” H x 11.5” W x 1.5” D
15.24 cm H x 29.21 cm W x 3.81 cm D
System Requirements
Viewable Area7”
Resolutions560 x 192 pixels
Text Display80 columns by 24 rows
Viewing AngleN/A
Contrast RatioN/A
Response TimeN/A
Pixel PitchN/A
Pixel DensityN/A
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
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