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Mac Systems: Apple: Early Compact "Classic" Macs

Complete specs on Apple's early, compact, all-in-one "classic" Macs starting with the original Macintosh released in 1984 are below.

Please note that Apple does not formally have a "classic" series, but EveryMac.com has categorized these models accordingly for convenience to refer to early Macs before Apple had clearly defined product lines.

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1 Apple Computer Processor Macintosh Original (128k) 8 MHz 68000
Intro. January 24, 1984* Disc. October 1, 1985
Order No: N/A Model M0001 (Gestalt 1)
Std. RAM: 128k VRAM N/A
Storage None Optical None
Complete Macintosh Original (128k) Specs
Macintosh 512k 8 MHz 68000
Intro. September 10, 1984 Disc. April 14, 1986
Order No: N/A Model M0001W (Gestalt 2)
Std. RAM: 512k VRAM N/A
Storage None Optical None
Complete Macintosh 512k Specs
Macintosh 512ke (ED) 8 MHz 68000
Intro. April 14, 1986 Disc. September 1, 1987
Order No: N/A Model M0001E* (Gestalt 3)
Std. RAM: 512k VRAM N/A
Storage None Optical None
Complete Macintosh 512ke (ED) Specs
Macintosh XL 5 MHz 68000
Intro. January 1, 1985 Disc. August 1, 1986
Order No: N/A Model N/A (Gestalt 2)
Std. RAM: 512k VRAM N/A
Storage None, 10 MB* Optical None
Complete Macintosh XL Specs
Macintosh Plus (ED) 8 MHz 68000
Intro. January 16, 1986 Disc. October 15, 1990
Order No: M2503* Model M0001A (Gestalt 4)
Std. RAM: 1 MB VRAM N/A
Storage None Optical None
Complete Macintosh Plus (ED) Specs
Macintosh SE 8 MHz 68000
Intro. March 2, 1987 Disc. August 1, 1989
Order No: M5900* Model M5010 (Gestalt 5)
Std. RAM: 1 MB, 2 MB VRAM N/A
Storage 20 MB, 40 MB* Optical None
Complete Macintosh SE Specs
Macintosh SE FDHD 8 MHz 68000
Intro. August 1, 1989 Disc. October 15, 1990
Order No: N/A Model M5011 (Gestalt 5)
Std. RAM: 1 MB VRAM N/A
Storage 20 MB, 40 MB* Optical None
Complete Macintosh SE FDHD Specs
Macintosh SE/30 16 MHz 68030
Intro. January 19, 1989 Disc. October 21, 1991
Order No: M5392* Model M5119 (Gestalt 9)
Std. RAM: 1 MB, 4 MB VRAM 64k
Storage 40 MB, 80 MB* Optical None
Complete Macintosh SE/30 Specs
Macintosh Classic 8 MHz 68000
Intro. October 15, 1990 Disc. September 14, 1992
Order No: M0421LL/A* Model M0420, M1420 (Gestalt 17)
Std. RAM: 1 MB, 2 MB* VRAM N/A
Storage None, 40 MB Optical None
Complete Macintosh Classic Specs
Macintosh Classic II 16 MHz 68030
Intro. October 21, 1991 Disc. September 13, 1993
Order No: M1540LL/A* Model M4150 (Gestalt 23)
Std. RAM: 2 MB VRAM N/A
Storage 40 MB, 80 MB Optical None
Complete Macintosh Classic II Specs
Macintosh Color Classic 16 MHz 68030
Intro. February 10, 1993 Disc. May 16, 1994
Order No: M1601LL/A* Model M1600 (Gestalt 49)
Std. RAM: 4 MB VRAM 256k
Storage 40, 80, 160 MB Optical None
Complete Macintosh Color Classic Specs
Macintosh Color Classic II 33 MHz 68030
Intro. October 1, 1993 Disc. May 1, 1994
Order No: M2158J/A* Model M1600 (Gestalt 83)
Std. RAM: 4 MB, 8 MB VRAM 256k
Storage 80 MB, 160 MB Optical None
Complete Macintosh Color Classic II Specs
Macintosh TV 32 MHz 68030
Intro. October 25, 1993 Disc. February 1, 1995
Order No: N/A Model M1580 (Gestalt 88)
Std. RAM: 5 MB VRAM 512k
Storage 160 MB Optical 2X CD-ROM
Complete Macintosh TV Specs



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