The Mac Plus

Codename: Mr. T
CPU: MC68000
CPU speed: 8 Mhz
FPU: none
motherboard RAM: 0 MB
maximum RAM: 4MB
number of sockets: 4 -- 30 pin SIMM
minimum speed: 150 ns
ROM: 128 k
L1 cache: n/a
L2 cache: n/a
data path: 16 bit
bus speed: 8 Mhz
slots: none
SCSI: DB-25
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: none
Floppy: 800k 3.25"
HD: none
CD-ROM: none
Monitor: 1 bit (Black & White) 512x384
Sound Output: mono 8 bit
Sound Input: none
Ethernet: none
Gestalt ID: 4
power: 60 Watts
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Dimensions: 13.6" H x 9.6" W x 10.9" D
Min System Software: 1.1
Max System Software: 7.5.5
introduced: January 1986
terminated: October 1990

Announced in January 1986, the Mac Plus was the answer to complaints that the original Mac was not expandable. It doubled the ROM of the 512k from 64k to 128k, and increased the RAM to 1 MB (expandable to 4 MB). It was the first Mac to include a SCSI port, allowing for a variety of external peripherals, and was the first mac to use the now familiar platinum case color (although it initially shipped in beige). The Mac Plus originally sold for $2600, and was sold to educational markets as the Mac ED.

Pictures: AppleDesign, Sander Brugmans

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