The LC II

Codename: Foster Farms
CPU: MC68030
CPU speed: 16 Mhz
FPU: none (upgradable)
motherboard RAM: 4 MB
maximum RAM: 10 MB
number of sockets: 2 -- 30 pin SIMM
minimum speed: 100 ns
ROM: 512 kb
VRAM: 256 k (upgradable to 512 k via one socket)
L1 cache: 0.5 k
L2 cache: n/a
data path: 16 bit
bus speed: 16 Mhz
slots: 1 LC PDS
SCSI: DB-25
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.44 MB SuperDrive
HD: 40-80 MB CD-ROM: none
Display: 4-bit (16 color) at 640x480 or 8-bit (256 color) at 640x400
Sound Output: mono 8 bit (built-in speaker)
Sound Input: mono 8 bit
Ethernet: none
Gestalt ID: 37
power: 50 Watts
Weight: 8.8 lbs. Dimensions: 2.9" H x 12.2" W x 15.3" D
Min System Software: 7.0.1
Max System Software: 7.6.1
introduced: March 1992
terminated: March 1993

Released in March 1992, the LC II was essentially an upgrade of the original LC. Unfortunately, while Apple "speed-bumped" the processor to a 16 Mhz 68030, they kept the 16-bit data path, making the speed improvement minimal (the 68030 was a 32-bit processor). The LC II sold for $1240, making it one of the more affordable Macs ever. It was discontinued in March 1993, when it was replaced by the LC III. In September 1993, it was bundled with several different hard drives and software, and rereleased as the Performa 400, 405, 410, and 430.

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