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Apple Portable (Original) Specs

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Apple Portable The Apple Macintosh Portable features a 16 MHz 68HC000 processor, 1 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive and the option of a 40 MB hard drive in a boxy portable case with a 9.8" monochrome active-matrix display.

The Portable often was referred to as the "luggable" because it weighed nearly 16 pounds, but nevertheless, it still was a significant advance toward truly portable "laptop" or "notebook" computers.

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September 20, 1989 February 11, 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 68000
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor but a 16-bit data path.
Soldered None
Details: N/A
16 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 256k
Details: N/A
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
SRAM Card* 100 ns
Details: *Supports a single, custom 100 ns SRAM card.
1 MB 8 MB*
Details: *With an 8 MB memory module installed, the 1 MB of onboard memory cannot be addressed.
1 MB 1 (Portable)
Details: N/A
Dedicated* Onboard
Details: *Video function provided by onboard VRAM.
N/A N/A
Details: The video cannot be upgraded.
9.8" Monochrome 640x400
Details: 9.8" monochrome active-matrix (1-bit, black and white) LCD.
None, 40 MB* SCSI
Details: *The M5350 configuration only has a floppy drive. The M5351 configuration contains a floppy drive and a 40 MB hard drive.
None 1.44 MB (Auto)
Details: N/A
None* None
Details: *Internal 2400 baud modem option available (M0250).
Modem None*
Details: *If the hard drive is not installed, a 3.5" drive bay is available.
Notebook Mac Portable
Details: N/A
M5350* Macintosh Portable
Details: *M5350 refers to the Macintosh Portable with a floppy drive. Configured with a floppy drive and a 40 MB hard drive is order number M5351.
M5120 10
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.
Lead-Acid 6-12 Hours
Details: N/A
6.0.4 6.0.4-7.5.1, 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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4.0 x 15.25 x 14.8 15.8 lbs (7.2 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (10.3 cm, 38.7 cm, 37.7 cm).
US$6500 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, it still may retain value.

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



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 (HDI-15) 1 (DB-19)
Details: N/A
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
2 None
Details: Serial ports are marked by printer and modem icons.
None* None
Details: *Internal 2400 baud modem option available (M0250).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
1 (8-Bit Stereo) None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 70V-270V AC, 48-62 Hz Frequency, 15 Max Watts.



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