Apple IIe Platinum

The Apple IIe Platinum is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1987 to 1993 as part of the Apple II series. The computer has been introduced on January 1, 1987, and its price started at $1199.

The new Apple IIe Platinum features a 1 MHz MOS Technology 65C02 processor, 64 KB of RAM, 16 KB of ROM, a built-in 81-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard, and an optional Cassette Interface, Disk II, or DuoDisk floppy drive.

This computer has been discontinued on November 1, 1993.

Today Apple IIe Platinum is 35 years old!

Apple IIe Platinum
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Apple IIe Platinum Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 1, 1987
DiscontinuedNovember 1, 1993
Model NumberUnknown
Original Price$1,199
ColorsPlatinum
Weight11.5 Ibs.
5.216 KG
Dimensions4.25” H x 15.25” W x 18” D
10.79 cm H x 38.73 cm W x 45.72 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMOS Technology 65C02
Processor Speed1 MHz
Architecture8-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz
CacheNone
CoprocessorNone

Storage & Media

StorageNone
MediaOptional Cassette Interface, Disk II or DuoDisk floppy drive

Memory

Built-in Memory64 KB
Maximum Memory1 MB
Memory SlotsMemory Expansion Card can be installed in Auxiliary slot
Minimum SpeedUnknown
ROM16 KB

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display Connection1 – RCA for composite video output
External Resolution40 × 48 (15 colors)
280 × 192 (6 colors)
80 × 48 (15 colors)
560 × 192 (15 colors)
Text Display40-column text in 24 rows or 80-column text in 24 rows

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADBNone
SerialNone
Floppy PortNone
Cassette1 – in
1 – out at 1500 bps
Game1 – internal 16-pin GAME I/O
1 – external DE-9
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – RCA for composite video output

Expansion

Expansion Slots7 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral 
1 – 60-pin Auxiliary

Keyboard

KeyboardBuilt-in 81-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard

Software

Original OSApple DOS 3.3 and ProDOS 8
FirmwareApplesoft BASIC

Power

Maximum Continuous Power80 W
Line Voltage95 – 127V AC

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