Apple Monitor II

On August 15th, 1983, Apple introduced the Apple Monitor II as part of their Apple Monitor series. This monochrome monitor was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1983 to 1993.

The Apple Monitor II featured a 12” CRT Amber or Green phosphor display with a resolution of up to 900 TV lines. It also had an RCA-style jack connector, making it compatible with a variety of Apple II models including the Apple II Plus, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, and even later models like the Apple IIc Plus, and the Apple IIGS through its composite video output jack.

Despite its popularity among Apple II users, the Apple Monitor II was discontinued on October 15, 1993. Today, the monitor is 39 years old and is considered a piece of Apple history.

As technology continues to advance, it’s important to remember the products that paved the way for modern innovations. The Apple Monitor II may have been discontinued over two decades ago, but it remains a notable piece of Apple’s past and a testament to the company’s evolution.

Apple Monitor II
Source: wikimedia.com – Apple Monitor II

Apple Monitor II Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedAugust 15, 1983
DiscontinuedOctober 15, 1993
Order NumberA2M2010
Original Price$229
ColorsBeige
Weight18.7 Ibs.
8.482 KG
Dimensions10.6” H x 14.6” W x 12.5” D
26.92 cm H x 37.08 cm W x 31.75 cm D

System Requirements

  • Apple II series computer

Display

TypeCRT
Size12”
Viewable Area10.5”
ColorsAmber or Green phosphor
BrightnessUnknown
Resolutions900 TV lines at the center
800 TV lines at corners
Text Display80 characters per row, 24 rows
Viewing AngleUnknown
Contrast RatioUnknown
Response TimeUnknown
Pixel PitchUnknown
Pixel DensityUnknown

Connections

ConnectionRCA-style phono jack
AudioNone
CameraNone
PortsNone

Power

Maximum Continuous Power30 W

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