Macintosh LC II

On March 23rd, 1992, Apple introduced the Macintosh LC II to the world, marking the latest addition to their Macintosh LC series of personal computers. The Macintosh LC II was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1992 to 1993 and was priced at a starting point of $1,240.

The Macintosh LC II came equipped with a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, and a choice of a 40 MB, 80 MB, or 160 MB hard drive. It also featured a 1.44 MB Floppy drive, making it a powerful and versatile option for users at the time.

However, the Macintosh LC II’s time on the market was short-lived, as it was discontinued on March 15th, 1993. Today, the Macintosh LC II is 31 years old and a nostalgic reminder of Apple’s early days in the personal computer market.

Despite its brief run, the Macintosh LC II made a significant impact on the industry and was a popular choice among users looking for a reliable and powerful computer. As we look back on the past 31 years, the Macintosh LC II serves as a reminder of the evolution of technology and the constant advancements that continue to shape the industry today.

Macintosh LC II
Source: / Jonathan Zufi – Macintosh LC II

Macintosh LC II Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 23, 1992
DiscontinuedMarch 15, 1993
Model Identifier37
Model NumberM1700
Order NumberM1720LL/A (no hard drive)
M1701LL/A (40 MB hard drive)
M1723LL/A (40 MB hard drive)
M1707LL/A (80 MB hard drive)
M1387LL/A (160 MB hard drive)
Original Price$1,240
Weight8.8 Ibs.
3.991 KG
Dimensions2.9” H x 12.2” W x 15.3” D
7.36 cm H x 30.98 cm W x 38.86 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorMotorola 68030
Processor Speed16 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus16 MHz
Cache0.25 KB L1

Storage & Media

Storage40 MB
80 MB
160 MB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy


Built-in Memory4 MB
Maximum Memory10 MB
Memory Slots2 – 30 pin SIMMs (Groups of 2)
Minimum Speed100 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory256 KB (Upgradeable to 512 KB via one socket)
Display Connection1 – DB-15


Expansion Slots1 – LC PDS (Cache Bus)
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI


Original OSSystem Software 7.0.1
Maximum OSMac OS 7.6.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm mono input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm mono output jack
Display1 – DB-15


Backup Battery3.6 V lithium
Maximum Continuous Power50 W
Line VoltageUnknown
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