History of Macintosh II


The Macintosh II computer series was the first Mac line without a built-in display and the first Macintosh computer family that is supporting color graphics. Mac II computers was designed for bussines and proffesional users.

The Macintosh II series is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1987 to 1993. A Macintosh II was the first computer line that wasn’t all-in-one. Apple has offered to users range of external displays such as; Two-Page Monochrome display, Portrait display, 12-inch RGB or Monochrome displays, or Color 16-inch or 21-inch displays.

All models of Macintosh II Series

Macintosh II

Macintosh II
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Macintosh II has been introduced on March 2, 1987, and discontinued three years later on January 15, 1990. Today this computer is 35 years old! years old.

This Mac 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. 

The original price of the Macintosh II was $5,498.

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Macintosh IIx

Apple Macintosh IIx
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Macintosh IIx has been introduced on October 23, 1988, and discontinued two years later on October 15, 1990. Today this computer is 33 years old. 

This Mac features a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, one or two 1.44 MB Floppy drives, and as an option Macintosh II video card.

The original price of the Macintosh IIx was $7,769.

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Macintosh IIcx

Macintosh IIcx
Source: applerescueofdenver.com – Apple Macintosh IIcx

Macintosh IIcx has been introduced on March 7, 1989, and discontinued two years later on March 11, 1991. Today this computer is 33 years old. 

This Mac features a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, 1.44 MB Floppy drive, and as an option Macintosh II video card.

The original price of the Macintosh IIcx was $5,369.

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Macintosh IIci

Macintosh IIci
Source: applerescueofdenver.com – Macintosh IIci

Macintosh IIci has been introduced on September 19, 1989, and discontinued three years and five months later on February 10, 1993. Today this computer is 32 years old. 

This Mac features a 25 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive, and 1.44 MB Floppy drive.

The original price of the Macintosh IIci was $6,700.

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Macintosh IIfx

Macintosh IIfx
Source: oldcomputer.info – Macintosh IIfx

Macintosh IIfx has been introduced on March 19, 1990, and discontinued two years later on April 15, 1992. Today this computer is 32 years old. 

This Mac features a 40 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 4 MB of RAM, 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, two 1.44 MB Floppy drives, and as an option Macintosh II video card.

The original price of the Macintosh IIci was $8,970.

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Macintosh IIsi

Macintosh IIsi
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Macintosh IIsi has been introduced on October 15, 1990, and discontinued two years and five months later on March 15, 1993. Today this computer is 31 years old. 

This Mac features a 20 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 2 MB or 5 MB of RAM, 40 MB / 80 MB or 160 MB hard drive, 1.44 MB Floppy drive, and as an option Macintosh II video card.

The original price of the Macintosh IIsi was $8,970.

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Macintosh IIvi

Macintosh IIvi
Source: oldcomputer.info – Macintosh IIvi

Macintosh IIvi has been introduced on October 19, 1992, and discontinued four months later on February 10, 1993. Today this computer is 29 years old. 

This Mac features a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB / 80 MB / 160 MB or 400 MB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB Floppy drive.

The original price of the Macintosh IIvi was $3,000.

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Macintosh IIvx

Macintosh IIvx
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Macintosh IIvx has been introduced on October 19, 1992, and discontinued one year later on October 21, 1993. Today this computer is 29 years old. 

This Mac features a 32 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, Motorola 68882 FPU coprocessor, 4 MB of RAM, 40 MB / 80 MB / 160 MB / 230 MB or 400 MB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB Floppy drive.

The original price of the Macintosh IIvx was $2,950.

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What happened with Macintosh II Series?

Macintosh II series was on the market for 6 years. In February 1993, Apple has announced the Macintosh Centris series which immediately replaced some of the Macintosh II models. On October 21, 1993, has entirely discontinued the Macintosh II family.

What kind of computer is Macintosh II?

The Macintosh II computer was the first modular Mac in Apple’s portfolio. Macintosh II was the first Mac, that is supporting an external color display. Macintosh II series was a line of powerful machines dedicated to the business and engineering market.

Is Macintosh II worth anything?

Macintosh II today is really old and the price of the computers is decreasing year by year.  Depending on the model Macintosh II in original price was available from $2,950 to $8,970, unfortunately, today these computers are not worth the same price, and now you can get them for around $200 – $400.

Article last updated: May 9, 2022
Article next update: May 2023