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Apple Macintosh Plus (ED) Specs

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Apple Macintosh PlusThe Apple Macintosh Plus features an 8 MHz 68000 processor, 1 MB of RAM, and an 800k disk drive in a beige or platinum all-in-one case with a 9" monochrome display.

The Macintosh Plus was the first Macintosh to have a double-density 800k disk drive, a SCSI port to allow external expansion, and RAM slots to allow the RAM to be expanded beyond the pre-installed limit.

A model for the education-only market was branded "Macintosh Plus ED."

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

Click on the category for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.


January 16, 1986 October 15, 1990
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 1986.
8 MHz 68000
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor. It has a 16-bit data path.
N/A N/A
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8 MHz N/A
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Macintosh ROM 128k
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None N/A
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30-pin SIMM 150 ns
Details: N/A
1 MB 4 MB*
Details: *One lead of the 256k resistor must be clipped to use 1 MB SIMMs.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 4*
Details: *RAM must be installed in equal pairs.
Integrated Built-in
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N/A N/A
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9" Monochrome 512x342
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N/A N/A
Details:
None N/A
Details:
None 800k (Auto)
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None None
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None None
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All-in-One Macintosh 128k
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M2503* Macintosh Plus
Details: *M2503 is the order number for the standard configuration with an 800k floppy disk drive.
M0001A 4
Details: N/A

Also see: All Macs with the M0001A Model Number and 4 Gestalt ID.

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4.5V Alkaline N/A
Details: N/A
3.0 3.0-6.0.8, 7.0-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.5.5
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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13.6 x 9.6 x 10.9 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (34.5 cm, 24.4 cm, 27.7 cm).
US$2599 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacWorld Magazine Ad).


Click on a category for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


None 1 (DB-19)
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None 1 (DB-25)
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2* None
Details: *Uses proprietary serial ports (DE-9 connections) -- icons are for a printer and modem. A third DE-9 serial port is intended for the mouse. Note that these also commonly are called "DB-9" ports.
None None
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None None
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None None
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1 (8-Bit Mono) None
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1 None
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1 N/A
Details: 105V-125V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 60 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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