Macintosh II

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
Source: apple.com – Macintosh II

Macintosh II Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 2, 1987
DiscontinuedJanuary 15, 1990
Model Identifier6
Model NumberM5000
Order NumberM5333
M5430
M5410
Original Price$5,498
ColorsPlatinum
Weight24 Ibs.
10.886 KG
Dimensions5.5” H x 18.7” W x 14.4” D
13.97 cm H x 47.49 cm W x 36.57 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68020
Processor Speed16 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus16 MHz
Cache0.25 KB L1
CoprocessorMotorola 68881 FPU

Storage & Media

Storage40 MB or 80 MB (Optional)
Media2 x 800 KB Floppy

Memory

Built-in Memory1 MB
4 MB
Maximum Memory20 MB (68 MB via FDHD upgrade kit)
Memory Slots8 – 30 pin SIMMs (Groups of 4)
(4 MB or larger modules must be PAL SIMMs)
Minimum Speed120 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display ConnectionUnknown

Expansion

Expansion Slots6 – NuBus
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Software

Original OSMacintosh System Software 0.7
Maximum OSSystem 7.5.5
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADB2
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm stereo output jack
DisplayUnknown

Accessories

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power230 W
Line VoltageUnknown

References:
Apple Support – Macintosh II: Technical Specifications

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