The Macintosh Classic is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1990 to 1992 as part of the Macintosh series. The new Macintosh computer has been introduced on October 15, 1990, and its price started at $999.
The new Macintosh features an 8 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 9″ monochrome display, 1 MB or 2 MB of RAM, 40 MB hard drive, 1.44 MB floppy disk drive, and a dedicated operating system: System Software.
The product has been discontinued on September 14, 1992.
Today Macintosh Classic is 32 years old!
Macintosh Classic Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||October 15, 1990|
|Discontinued||September 14, 1992|
|Dimensions||13.2” H x 9.7” W x 11.2” D|
33.52 cm H x 24.63 cm W x 28.44 cm D
|Processor Speed||8 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|System Bus||8 MHz|
Storage & Media
|Media||1.44 MB floppy|
|Built-in Memory||1 MB|
|Maximum Memory||4 MB|
|Memory Slots||2 – 30 pin SIMM on Memory Expansion Card|
|Minimum Speed||120 ns|
|Built-in Display||9” monochrome display|
|Resolution||512 x 342|
|Pixel Density||72 ppi|
|Hard Drive Interface||SCSI|
|SCSI||1 – DB-25|
|Floppy Port||1 – DB-19|
|Audio Out||1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack|
1 – Built-in speaker
|Backup Battery||3.6 V lithium|
|Maximum Continuous Power||76 W|
Apple Support – Macintosh Classic: Technical Specifications