Apple IIGS
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Apple IIGS


The Apple IIGS is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1987 to 1992 as part of the Apple II series. The computer has been introduced on 15 September 1986 and its price started at $999. The new Apple IIGS features a 2.8 MHz WDC 65C816 processor, 256 KB of RAM, 128 KB of ROM, a built-in Custom Video Graphics Controller, and an optional Apple 3.5, Apple 5.25, or UniDisk floppy disk drive. This computer has been discontinued on 1 December 1992.

Today Apple IIGS is 34 years old!

Apple IIGS – General Information

Overview

Introduced15 September 1986
Discontinued1 December 1992
Order NumberA0012LL/A
Price$999
ColorsPlatinum
Weight8.72 Ibs.
3.955 KG
Dimensions4.6” H x 11.2” W x 13.7” D
11.69 cm H x 28.45 cm W x 34.80 cm D

Hardware

ProcessorWDC 65C816
Processor Speed2.8 MHz
Architecture16-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus1 MHz
CacheNone
CoprocessorNone
StorageNone

Memory

Built-in Memory256 KB (Revision 1-2)
1.125 MB (Revision 3)
Maximum Memory8.125 MB
Memory Slots1 – 44-pin Memory Expansion Card
Minimum SpeedUnknown
ROM128 KB (Revision 1-2)
256 KB (Revision 3)

Graphics

Graphics CardCustom Video Graphics Controller (VGC)
Graphics MemoryUnknown
Display Connection1 – RCA for composite video output,
1 – DB-15
External Resolution320 × 200 (16 colors per line, 256 colors per screen)
640 × 200 (4 or more colors per line, 128 colors per screen)
560 × 192 (16 colors)
80 × 48 (6 colors)
280 x 192 (6 colors)
40 × 48 (16 colors)

Software

Original OSApple ProDOS 16 or Apple GS/OS
FirmwareApplesoft BASIC

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADB1
Serial2 – RS-422
1 – DE-9
Floppy Port1 – DB-19
Game1 – internal 16-pin GAME I/O
1 – external DE-9
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – RCA for composite video output
1 – DB-15
Expansion Slots7 – 50-pin Apple II peripheral
MediaOptional Apple 3.5, Apple 5.25, or UniDisk floppy disk drive

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power60 W
Line Voltage107 – 132V AC

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