Apple IIe Platinum
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Apple IIe Platinum

The Apple II Plus was followed in 1983 by the Apple IIe, a cost-reduced yet more powerful machine that used newer chips to reduce the component count and add new features, such as the display of upper and lowercase letters and a standard 64 KB of RAM. The IIe RAM was configured as if it were a 48 KB Apple II Plus with a language card; the machine had no slot 0, but instead had an auxiliary slot that for most practical purposes took the place of slot 3, the most commonly used slot for 80-column cards in the II Plus. The Apple IIe was the most popular Apple II ever built and was widely considered the “workhorse” of the line. It also has the distinction of being the longest-lived Apple computer of all time – it was manufactured and sold with only minor changes for nearly 11 years. In that time, following the original, two important variations were introduced known as the Apple IIe Enhanced (four new replacement chips to give it some of the features of the later model Apple IIc, including an upgraded processor called the 65C02) and the Apple IIe Platinum (a modernized new look for the case color to match other Apple products of the era, along with the addition of a built-in numeric keypad). An Enhanced IIe with 128 KB of RAM can be considered the minimum requirement for running most Apple II software released after about 1988. //e models were distinguished from the standard IIe by having 128 KB of memory, DHGR graphics mode, and a 65C02 CPU.

History of Apple IIe Platinum is provided by wikipedia

Apple IIe Platinum – General information

IntroducedJanuary 1987
DiscontinuedNovember 1993
Model NumberUnknown
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


ProcessorMOS Technology 65C02
Processor Speed1 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz
Storage & Media
MediaOptional Cassette Interface, Disk II or DuoDisk floppy drive
Built-in Memory64 KB
Maximum Memory1 MB
Memory SlotsMemory Expansion Card can be installed in Auxiliary slot
Minimum SpeedUnknown
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
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 Slots7 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral 
1 – 60-pin Auxiliary
KeyboardBuilt-in 81-key uppercase and lowercase keyboard
Original OSApple DOS 3.3 and ProDOS 8
FirmwareApplesoft BASIC
Maximum Continuous Power80 W
Line Voltage95 – 127V AC
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Source: Wikipedia, Vintage CPU Blog, Apple

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