The Mac Portable

Codename: Laguna, Riveria, Malibu, Esprit, Guiness. Backlit configuration: Aruba, Love Shack, Mulligan
CPU: MC68000
CPU speed: 16 Mhz
FPU: none
motherboard RAM: 1 MB
maximum RAM: 8 MB
number of sockets: 1 -- unique slot
minimum speed: 100 ns
ROM: 256 k
L1 cache: 0.5 k
L2 cache: n/a
data path: 16 bit
bus speed: 16 Mhz
slots: modem
SCSI: DB-25
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1 or 2 1.4 MB SuperDrives
HD: 0-40 MB
CD-ROM: none
Monitor: 1-bit (B&W) active matrix 640x400 (backlit after 2/91)
Sound Output: stereo 8 bit
Sound Input: none
Ethernet: none
Gestalt ID: 10
power: 5 Watts
Weight: 15.8 lbs.
Dimensions: 4.05" H x 15.25" W x 14.83" D
Min System Software: 6.0.4
Max System Software: 7.5.5
introduced: September 1989
terminated: October 1991

Announced in September 1989, The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt at a more easily portable Macintosh. It had a bay for a 3.5" half-height drive, and could support up to two Super Drives. Reaction to the Portable was poor. It was clunky, slow, had no expansion capabilities, and its active matrix screen (later backlit) made it incredibly expensive. It sold for $6,500.

Picture: AppleDesign

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