This index cover the Macintosh LC series, Apple’s first low-cost color Macs. (68040-based LCs are also listed on the Quadra page.) The LC series was one of the most popular in Apple’s history.
LCs with built-in monitors are listed separately on the 500 series page.
Speedometer score is CPU rating relative to Classic (Speedo 3) and Quadra 605 (Speedo 4).
|model||MacBench (v. SE)||Speedometer 3/4||MIPS|
|Mac LC II / Performa 400-430||1.7||/0.22||3.9|
|Mac LC III / Performa 450||3.6||6.9/0.43||6.3|
|Mac LC III+ / Performa 460||4.6||8.3|
|LC 475 / Performa 475 / Quadra 605||10.3||22.0|
- Guide to LC PDS Video Cards. Includes Focus, Radius, and RasterOps cards for the LC processor direct slot.
- Elsie, a prototype of the Macintosh LC, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 2006.06.26. This LC prototype has “confidential” ROMs, a reset button on the motherboard, and only supports 1-bit video.
- Making the Most of the LC, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 2000.09.01. Although old and slow, the LC and LC II have practical upgrade potential.
- Games for ‘030s, Brian Rumsey, Low End Mac Gaming, 2000.05.26. A look at games that run nicely on the old 68030-based Macs.
- News: Sonnet Ships Presto Plus for LC Series Macs, provides acceleration, Ethernet, and 32 MB additional RAM. 2000.04.05
- Review: Presto Plus, The Review, MacNN, 2000.03.29
- System 6 for the Macintosh, Ruud Dingemans. If you have an older, slower, memory-limited Mac, System 6 is fast, stable, and still very usable.
- Email lists: Classic Macs Digest, Vintage Macs
- Pseud040 lets 68020- and 68030-based Macs run 68040 programs – I’ve even heard of Mac OS 8.1 Running on a Mac IIsi!
- RAM Charger from Jump Development ($40) lets you get the most out of your RAM – especially helpful on Macs with 8 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.