Overview of Compact Macs

Apple released ten different “compact” all-in-one Macs between 1984 and 1993. Some used a 9″ b&w display, others a 10″ color screen. Some ran 68000 CPUs at 8 MHz, others 68030 CPUs at 16 MHz or 33 MHz. Some had expansion slots and drive bays, others didn’t. Memory ranged from 128 KB in the original Macintosh to a maximum of 128 MB in the SE/30.

Processor 68000-based 68030-based
Model 128K 512K 512Ke Plus SE Classic SE/30 Classic II Color Classic Color Classic II
Introduced 1/24/84 9/10/84 4/14/86 1/16/86 3/2/87 10/15/90 1/19/89 10/21/91 2/1/93 10/21/93
Price New $2,499 $1,999 $2,599 $2,899 $999 $4,399 $1,899 $1,399 $1,299
CPU Speed 8 MHz 16 MHz 33 MHz
Base RAM 128 KB 512 KB 1 MB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB
Max RAM 128 KB 512 KB 4 MB 128 MB 10 MB 36 MB
Minimum OS 1.0 3.2 4.1 6.0.7 6.0.3 6.0.8L 7.1
Maximum OS 3.3 4.1 6.0.8 7.5.5 7.6.1
Floppy Drive 400K 800K 800K or 1.4M 1.4M
Hard Drive external serial ext. SCSI 20 MB 20 MB 40 MB 40 MB 40 MB 80 MB
Video 9″ 342 x 512 1-bit 10″ 384 x 512 8-bit
VRAM uses system memory 256K (512K max)
ADB no yes
Exp. Slot none SE PDS none 030 PDS none LC PDS
H/W/D 13.6″ x 9.6″ x 10.9″ 13.2″ x 9.7″ x 11.2″ 13.6″ x 9.6″ x 10.9″ 13.2″ x 9.7″ x 11.2″ 14.5″  x 9.9″ x 12.6″
Weight 16.5 lb. 17 lb. 16 lb. 19.5 lb. 16 lb. 22.5 lb.

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