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Apple Macintosh IIciThe Apple Macintosh IIci features a 25 MHz 68030 processor, a 68882 FPU, 1 MB or 4 MB of RAM and commonly a 40 MB or 80 MB hard drive in a compact, delightfully easy-to-expand desktop case.

The Macintosh IIci is the first Macintosh with a "32-bit clean" ROM, as well as the first Macintosh in the Macintosh II series to feature a level 2 cache, a PDS slot, and built-in monitor support.

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

September 20, 1989 February 10, 1993
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.
25 MHz 68030
Details: This model 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 as was a logicboard upgrade to a Quadra 700.
25 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 512k*
Details: *The Macintosh IIci ROM is 32-bit clean, containing no 24-bit code.
0.5k 32k*
Details: *The 32k level 2 cache was provided as a cache card on early models and soldered in place on later ones.
30-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
1 MB, 4 MB 128 MB
Details: As the Macintosh IIci is "32-bit clean," no additional system extensions are required to use 128 MB of RAM.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 8*
Details: *RAM SIMMs must be installed in groups of four.
Integrated* Integrated*
Details: *The Macintosh IIci shares system memory for video function.
64k-320k* 64k-320k*
Details: *64k-320k of the system RAM is dedicated to video function depending on resolution used.
Single Display* 512x384, 640x480*
Details: *The onboard video is capable of supporting a single display -- 512x384 and 640x480 at 8-bit in either landscape or portrait orientation. However, the Macintosh IIci can support as many as four displays with three added NuBus video cards.
Single Display* Variable*
Details: *The onboard video supports a single display, but this model can support multiple displays with a video card, or video cards, installed to complement the onboard video.
40 MB, 80 MB* SCSI
Details: *The Macintosh IIci commonly was offered with a 40 MB or an 80 MB internal SCSI hard drive. It also was offered with just a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive (M5710LL/A and M5715LL/A configurations).
None 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
3 NuBus, Cache PDS None
Desktop Macintosh IIcx
Details: N/A
M5710LL/A* Macintosh IIci
Details: *M5710LL/A refers to a configuration with 1 MB of RAM and no hard drive, as does order number M5715LL/A. M5737LL/A refers to a configuration with 4 MB of RAM and no hard drive. M5740LL/A, M5745LL/A, and M5750LL/A are additional order numbers assigned to the Macintosh IIci, all configured with 4 MB of RAM and 80 MB hard drives, but M5745LL/A had pre-installed RAM with parity support and M5750LL/A was pre-installed with A/UX rather than a version of the Mac OS (System).
M5780 11
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the M5780 Model Number and 11 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
6.0.4 6.0.4-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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5.5 x 11.9 x 14.4 13.6 lbs (6.2 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (14 cm, 30.2 cm, 36.6 cm).
US$8798 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, this model may still retain value.

Photo Credit: MacUser Magazine (Radius Advertisement).

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.

1 (DB-15) 1 (DB-19)
Details: One onboard DB-15 video port.
2 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 159 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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