The Apple IIc was the first attempt of Apple to make a portable
AppleII computer. The computer included a 5.25" disk drive and keyboard
enclosed inside a slim case, which has a handle in the back to make it
east to carry. As an option, a mouse and joystick could be purchased.
Apple IIc had five revisions before production discontinued. The
revisions identified by the ROM version beginning with ROM 255, then 0,
3, 4, and 5. ROM version 5 also identified as Apple IIc+. The biggest
changes included in ROM version 5 was a 3.5" floppy drive, internal
power supply (the four previous versions had an external power brick as
seen in the picture below), and a faster 4 MHz processor (the other
versions had a 1 MHz processor).
The Apple IIc came standard with a 9" green monochrome
monitor however; it was possible to buy a LCD panel to make the Apple
IIc more portable.
The IIc had a built in 140kB 5.25" disk drive. An external
5.25" disk drive could be added to the IIc. The later version of the
IIc, the IIc+ came with a built in 800KB 3.5".
The Apple IIc came with 128Kb of RAM and later versions
made it possible to increase the RAM to a maximum of 1MB. The computer
also came with a 32kB ROM chip.
Additional Apple IIc details:
Codename: ET, IIb, IIp, Pippin, VLC, Elf, Yoda, Teddy, Chels, Jason, Lollie
CPU: SynerTek 65C02
CPU Speed: IIc 1 MHz / IIc+ 4 MHz
Bus Speed: IIc 1 MHz / IIc+ 4 MHz
Data Path: 8 bit
Maximum Resolution: 40/80 text, 40x40 4-bit, 80x40 4-bit, 140x192 6-color, 280x192 1-bit, 140x192 4-bit, 560x192 1-bit
I/OÂ PORTS:Â Â Monitor, Joystick/Mouse, RGB, Floppy Disk, 2 RS232c Serial Ports
Size: 29(W) x 31(D) x 6(H) cm.
Power: 15 volt, 1.2 Amps, 18 Watts,
Introduced: April 1984
Terminated: November 1990