The first cable-ready Macintosh! No, not ready for a cable modem – ready for cable TV.
First available in Canada (1993), and then Asia and Europe (and never sold in the home US market), the Colour Classic II (also known as the Performa 275) shares the motherboard design of the LC III. Running at a relatively fast 33 MHz, memory can be expanded as far as 36 MB.
Introduce in October 1993, the Duo 270c added an active matrix 640 x 480 pixel 256-color screen to the Duo 230. With the improved battery, this color Duo could still run for two hours per charge.
Introduced in October 1993, the PowerBook Duo 250 added an active matrix screen to the Duo mix.
Finding the market confused with five product lines (Mac II, Centris, Quadra, Performa, and PowerBook), Apple renamed the Centris models in October 1993. At the same time, the 68040 CPU in the Quadra 650 was boosted to 33 MHz.
Finding the market confused with five product lines (Mac II, Centris, Quadra, Performa, and PowerBook), Apple renamed the Centris models in October 1993.
At 33 MHz, the LC III+ (also known as the Performa 460) was the fastest 68030-based computer in the LC series.
The LC 550 replaced the LC 520, increasing CPU speed from 25 MHz to 33 MHz. It was released at the same time as the 68LC040-based LC 575.
What was the smallest desktop Mac prior to the Mac mini? Apple’s LC series, which measured just under 3″ tall, although it had as big a footprint as four Minis. And the Quadra 605 (also known as the LC 475 and Performa 475 or 476) was the most powerful model in this diminutive line.
The LaserWriter Pro 810 was a beast – 19.5″ tall, 81 lb., and with three paper trays, this one was designed for heavy use. It prints pages “sideways” compared to most laser printers, which also allows it to print on 11″ x 17″ paper.
Unlike the serial-only Personal LaserWriter 300 introduced earlier in 1993, the Personal LaserWriter 320 was an affordable laser printer with LocalTalk support.
The LaserWriter Select 360 was the only networkable model in the LaserWriter Select family. Unlike earlier LaserWriter Select models, the 360 uses a Fuji Xerox Pro printer engine, which is twice as fast and has 600 dot per inch resolution (vs. 300).