The end of the Classic line in the North American market, the
Color Classic shared the motherboard design of the
LC II, equally limited in RAM
expansion, constricted by a 16-bit data bus, and able to use PDS
cards designed for the LC series. The Color Classic's claim to fame
was a tiny 10" 512 x 384 pixel color monitor and Apple IIe emulation
with an add-in card. It also had a microphone built into the case
just above the monitor.
Unlike other compact Macs, the Color Classic can be shut down with
the power key on the keyboard. The Color Classic is also turned on
with the keyboard power key.
The Color Classic was the first Mac with a built-in color monitor,
although the odd screen size meant many games would not run on it.