Macintosh Classic

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
Source: moma.org – Macintosh Classic

Macintosh Classic Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 15, 1990
DiscontinuedSeptember 14, 1992
Model Identifier17
Model NumberM0420
M1420
Order NumberM0421LL/A
M0435LL/A
Original Price$999
$1,499
ColorsPlatinum
Weight16 Ibs.
7.257 KG
Dimensions13.2” H x 9.7” W x 11.2” D
33.52 cm H x 24.63 cm W x 28.44 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

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

Storage & Media

Storage40 MB
Media1.44 MB floppy

Memory

Built-in Memory1 MB
Maximum Memory4 MB
Memory Slots2 – 30 pin SIMM on Memory Expansion Card
Minimum Speed120 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 SlotsNone
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Software

Original OSSystem Software 6.0.6
Maximum OSSystem 7.5.5
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Connections

EthernetNone
ModemNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy Port1 – DB-19
Audio InNone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
DisplayUnknown

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power76 W
Line VoltageUnknown

References:
Apple Support – Macintosh Classic: Technical Specifications

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