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Apple Macintosh Plus

Apple Macintosh Plus

Speed8 MHz
Memory1024 KB

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Apple

Macintosh

Release Date: 1/16/1986
Manufacturer: Apple
 
Released two years after the original Macintosh arrived on the scene, the Plus featured 1MB of RAM and could be expanded to 4 MB (the original Mac’s offered no user upgrade option). Interestingly enough, this was the last Macintosh to not include a fan for cooling. The unit could be interfaced to a SCSI hard drive and will run System 7 without any trouble. The 8 MHz Motorola 68000 CPU power the unit and it was the last Mac to use the ‘telephone cord’ keyboard connector as well as the DB-9 mouse connector. It is also the longest lived Macintosh model, having sold and been in production for almost 5 years.

This is model M0001A


User Comments
Julian Dunn on Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I have fond memories of this machine. We typeset our entire high school newspaper in the early 1990's armed with a Mac Plus, and an HP LaserJet IIp with a PostScript cartridge. We used the Ready, Set, Go typesetting system, which I'm shocked to find still exists: www.diwan.com/ready/prsg.htm It's amazing what you could do with an 8MHz processor and 2.5 megabytes of RAM.
headsign on Friday, March 27, 2009
I started computing with a Mac Plus in '95, meaning it was already outdated by 5-10 years then. I learned the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator and Pagemaker on that machine. I used it for 2 years and I still have it and it still works with almost 25 years of age (though I had it fixed a couple of times). I on't have the heart to throw it away, besides I can still use it as a MIDI sequencer for my Synth.
Anonymous on Thursday, January 10, 2008
Great Computer I found a Apple Macintosh Plus in the trash and it still work and it had a 10 MB External HD with a whole bunch of old Mac software and games. I had it for two year but the display burnt out
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