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Apple Macintosh SE/30The Apple Macintosh SE/30 features a 16 MHz 68030 processor, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM, and the option of a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive -- standard in M5390 and M5361 configurations -- in a compact all-in-one case with a 9" monochrome display.

In basic terms, the SE/30 is a Macintosh IIx in the same small all-in-one housing as the Macintosh SE. Like the earlier Macintosh SE, the SE/30 has a PDS expansion slot rather than the NuBus slots introduced by the Macintosh II line.

The SE/30 is the fastest and most expandable monochrome compact Mac and is considered by many fans of Apple hardware to be the best Mac of all time.

For additional information on the Macintosh SE/30, also check out the excellent Macintosh SE Support Pages.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

  • 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 19, 1989 October 21, 1991
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 1989.
16 MHz 68030
Details: The Macintosh SE/30 has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.
Third-Party* 68882
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
16 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 256k*
Details: *The Macintosh SE/30 ROM is "32-bit dirty."
0.5k N/A
Details: N/A
30-pin SIMM 120 ns
Details: N/A
1 MB, 4 MB 128 MB*
Details: *The ROM is "32-bit dirty" and requires the usage of 32-bit addressing and the MODE32 system extension or a ROM swap from a Macintosh IIsi or Macintosh IIfx to use 128 MB of RAM. With the default SE/30 ROM, which only supports 24-bit addressing, the SE/30 is limited to 8 MB of RAM using eight 1 MB SIMMs.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 8
Details: N/A
Integrated Built-in
Details: N/A
64k 64k
Details: N/A
9" Monochrome 512x342
Details: N/A
40 MB, 80 MB* SCSI*
Details: *Offered with either a 40 MB or 80 MB internal SCSI hard drive. The M5392 configuration shipped without a hard drive.
None 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
SE PDS None*
Details: *Two front-facing 3.5" drive bays occupied by default with a 1.44 MB disk drive and a hard drive, respectively. There is no external "slot" for a second disk drive.
All-in-One Macintosh SE
Details: N/A
M5392* Macintosh SE/30
Details: *M5392 refers to the configuration with 1 MB of RAM and a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive. M5390 refers to the configuration with 1 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy drive, and a 40 MB hard drive. M5361 refers to the configuration with 4 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy drive, and an 80 MB hard drive.
M5119 9
Details: N/A

Also see: All Macs with the M5119 Model Number and 9 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
6.0.3 6.0.3-7.5.1, 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 9.69 x 10.9 19.5 lbs (8.8 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (34.5 cm, 24.6 cm, 27.7 cm).
US$6500 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

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

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None 1 (DB-19)
Details: N/A
2 1 (DB-25)
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2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None None
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None None
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None None
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1 (Mono) None
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1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 120V-240V AC, 48-62 Hz Frequency, 75 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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