Macintosh SE

The Macintosh SE is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1987 to 1989 as part of the Macintosh series. The new Macintosh computer has been introduced on March 2, 1987, and its price started at $2898.

The new Macintosh features an 8 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 9″ monochrome display, 1 MB or 2 MB of RAM, 20 MB or 40 MB hard drive one or two 800 KB floppy disk drives, and a dedicated operating system: Macintosh System Software.

This computer has been discontinued on August 1, 1989, and has been replaced by Macintosh SE FDHD.

Today Macintosh SE is 35 years old!

Apple Macintosh SE
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Macintosh SE Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 2, 1987
DiscontinuedAugust 1, 1989
Model Identifier5
Order NumberM5010
Original Price$2,898
ColorsPlatinum
Weight17 Ibs.
7.711 KG
Dimensions13.6” H x 9.69” W x 10.9” D
34.54 cm H x 24.61 cm W x 27.68 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed8 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus8 MHz
CacheNone
CoprocessorNone

Storage & Media

Storage20 MB or 40 MB (Optional)
Media1 or 2 – 800 KB Floppy drive

Memory

Built-in Memory1 MB
2 MB
Maximum Memory4 MB
Memory Slots4 – 30 pin SIMM (Groups of 2)
Minimum Speed150 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportNo

Display

Built-in Display9” monochrome display
Resolution512 x 342
Pixel Density72 ppi

Graphics

Graphics CardNone
Graphics MemoryNone
Display ConnectionUnknown

Expansion

Expansion Slots1 – SE PDS
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Software

Original OSSystem Software 2.0.1
Maximum OSSystem 7.5.5
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADB2
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy Port1 – DB-19
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack
DisplayUnknown

Accessories

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power100 W
Line VoltageUnknown

References:
Apple Support – Macintosh SE: Technical Specifications

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