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Apple Macintosh LC II Specs

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Apple Macintosh LC || The Apple Macintosh LC II features a 16 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, and typically either a 40 MB, 80 MB, or 160 MB hard drive in a compact, easy-to-upgrade "pizza box" case. However, an educational-only configuration (M1720LL/A) shipped with only an internal floppy drive.

All configurations of the Macintosh LC II are very similar to the original Macintosh LC, but use the 68030 processor and include a PMMU chip for virtual memory, but lack dual disk drive capability (as the case does not have a "slot" to allow a disk drive in the left-hand drive bay).

The consumer version of this model is the Performa 400 series.

Please note that the picture is an LC 475 and the LC II design is similar, but has a "flatter" front with a groove rather than a sleek curve. EveryMac.com eventually will swap out this photo with a more precise one.

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


March 23, 1992 March 15, 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 1992.
16 MHz 68030
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 16-bit data path.
Third-Party* None
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
16 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 512k
Details: N/A
0.5k N/A
Details: N/A
30-pin SIMM 100 ns
Details: N/A
4 MB 10 MB*
Details: *With two 4 MB SIMMs installed (12 MB including the 4 MB of onboard memory), only 10 MB can be addressed.
4 MB 2*
Details: *RAM SIMMs must be installed as an equal pair.
Dedicated* VRAM SIMM*
Details: *The Macintosh LC II has a single dedicated slot that supports a 100 ns VRAM SIMM. The standard 256k module can be replaced with a 512k one.
256k, 512k* 512k*
Details: *If equipped with a 256k VRAM SIMM, this module can be replaced with a higher capacity 512k VRAM SIMM.
Single Display* 512x384, 640x480*
Details: *By default, the Macintosh LC II only supports a single display, but a second one can be supported with the addition of an LC PDS video card. With the default 256k of VRAM, the LC II can support a single display at 512x384 with 8-bit color or 640x480 with 4-bit color. Upgraded to 512k of VRAM, it can support 512x384 at 16-bit color and 640x480 at 8-bit color.
40, 80, 160 MB* SCSI
Details: *By default, most Macintosh LC II models were configured with either a 40 MB, 80 MB, or 160 MB 3.5" internal SCSI hard drive. An educational-only configuration (M1720LL/A) shipped with only an internal floppy drive.
None 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: N/A
None None
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1 LC PDS None
Details: By default, both the floppy disk and 3.5" hard drive bays are occupied.
Desktop Macintosh LC
Details: N/A
M1701LL/A* Macintosh LC II
Details: *M1701LL/A was configured with 4 MB of RAM, 256k of VRAM, and a 40 MB hard drive and shipped with System 7.0.1. With the same configuration and System 6.0.8, the order number was M1723LL/A. M1707LL/A was configured with 4 MB of RAM, 512k of VRAM, and an 80 MB hard drive and M1387LL/A was configured with 4 MB of RAM, 512k of VRAM, and a 160 MB hard drive. Finally, the education-only M1720LL/A configuration shipped with 4 MB of RAM, 256k of VRAM and only a floppy drive.
M1700 37*
Details: *Apple notes that the Gestalt ID on this model is 19 when running System 7.0.1 and 37 when running System 7.1 or later.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
6.0.8, 7.0.1 6.0.8-7.5.1, 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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2.9 x 12.2 x 15.3 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (7.4 cm, 31 cm, 38.9 cm).
US$1400 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, this model may still retain value.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.



Click on the underlined category text 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) None
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1 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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1 (Omni) None
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1 (8-Bit Mono) None
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1 None
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None None
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1 N/A
Details: 90V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 50 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.



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