The Apple Macintosh II is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1987 to 1990 as part of the Macintosh II series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on March 2, 1987, and its price started at $5498.
The new Macintosh II features a 16 MHz Motorola 68020 processor, Motorola 68881 FPU coprocessor, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, two 800 KB Floppy drives, and as an option Macintosh II video card.
This computer has been discontinued on January 15, 1990.
Today Macintosh II is 35 years old!
Macintosh II Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||March 2, 1987|
|Discontinued||January 15, 1990|
|Dimensions||5.5” H x 18.7” W x 14.4” D|
13.97 cm H x 47.49 cm W x 36.57 cm D
|Processor Speed||16 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||16 MHz|
|Cache||0.25 KB L1|
|Coprocessor||Motorola 68881 FPU|
Storage & Media
|Storage||40 MB or 80 MB (Optional)|
|Media||2 x 800 KB Floppy|
|Built-in Memory||1 MB|
|Maximum Memory||20 MB (68 MB via FDHD upgrade kit)|
|Memory Slots||8 – 30 pin SIMMs (Groups of 4) |
(4 MB or larger modules must be PAL SIMMs)
|Minimum Speed||120 ns|
|Expansion Slots||6 – NuBus|
|Hard Drive Interface||SCSI|
|SCSI||1 – DB-25|
|Audio Out||1 – 3.5-mm stereo output jack|
|Backup Battery||3.6 V lithium|
|Maximum Continuous Power||230 W|
Apple Support – Macintosh II: Technical Specifications