Vintage Macs: Compact Macs

The compact Macs are those all-in-one Macs with built-in 9" and 10" screens, starting with the original Macintosh with 128 KB of memory introduced in January 1984. Models are listed by MacBench score, which approximates real world performance.


The Mac Plus in Star Trek IV.

The Mac Plus had a minor role in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

model MacBench (v. SE) Speedometer 3 MIPS
128K 0.8   0.7
512K 0.8   0.7
512Ke 0.8   0.7
Plus 0.8 0.9 0.7
SE 1.0 1.0 0.7
Classic 1.0 1.0 0.7
Color Classic 1.7   3.9
Classic II 1.8 4.0 3.9
Performa 200 1.8   3.9
SE/30 3.2 4.0 3.9
Color Classic II 4.6    

RAM Charger from Jump Development ($40) lets you get the most out of your RAM - especially helpful on Macs with 10 MB or less. By launching applications using the minimum amount of memory they need, RAM Charger lets you run more programs. It also works well with RAM Doubler. You can even download a demo.

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