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Specifications and information
|Key Dates:||Introduced April 1984
Replaced by IIc+ in 1988
IIc+ Discontinued November 1990
|CPU:||65C02, 1.4 MHz|
|Memory:||128K, expandable to 1MB|
|Operating System:||Apple DOS|
|Input/Output:||Built-in 5 1/4" floppy disk drive, 2 serial ports, mouse port, composite video output, RGB video output, external disk drive port|
|Bus:||N/A; one memory expansion area under keyboard|
|Other Items in Collection:||Apple 9" composite monitor and stand|
The Apple IIc was built as a little brother to the simultaneously-introduced Apple IIe. The IIc was intended for, and was very successful in, the home and educational market. It could easily be considered a portable computer because it's small and self contained (except for the power supply "brick") and even has a folding carry handle on the back. When you reached your destination, you could plug the IIc into a TV set (using either an optional RF modulator for channel 3 input, or one of those newfangled sets with direct video inputs that were just becoming widely available).
While the keyboard is small, it's definitely not a "chiclet" arrangement and is well suited for touch typists. The entire system radiates excellent industrial design and served as a model for the fully functional new laptop computers in the late 80s and early 90s.
The IIc was usually paired with either the space-saving and portable Apple 9" green-screen composite monitor with its special stand, or with an Apple monochrome or color RGB monitor.
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