Image Credit:   Macworld, May 1992

Image Credit:   Macworld, 1992

Vectronic's Macintosh LC II

Introduced: March 23, 1992
Terminated: March 15, 1993

Logic Board
Processor:   68030
Processor Speed:   16 MHz
PMMU:   none
FPU:   none
Bus Speed:   16 MHz
Data Path:   16-bit
ROM Size:   512K
Level 1 Cache:   none
Level 2 Cache:   none
Expansion Slots:   1 LC PDS
Battery:   3.6V Lithium

Image Credit:   Macworld, May 1992

RAM Type:   30-pin SIMM
RAM Slots:   2
Min - Max RAM:   4 MB - 10 MB
Minimum RAM Speed:   100 ns
Install in groups of:   2
RAM Sizes:   1, 2, 4 MB
Onboard RAM:   4 MB
  • When all SIMM slots are filled with 4 MB SIMMs, the lower 2 MB of RAM on the logic board cannot be addressed.

ADB:   1
USB:   none
FireWire:   none
Video:   DB-15
Floppy:   none
SCSI:   DB-25
Geoports:   none
Ethernet:   none
Mic Type:   Omni
Other ports:   Printer, modem, speaker

Standard VRAM:   256K (1 x 256K)
Maximum VRAM:   512K (1 x 512K)

Display Resolution:
  • 512 x 384, 8-bit (1 x 256K), 16-bit (1 x 512K)
  • 640 x 480, 4-bit (1 x 256K), 8-bit (1 x 512K)

Standard CD-ROM:   none
Internal Hard Drive:   SCSI (40 - 80 MB)
Floppy Disk Drive:   1.44 MB auto

Image Credit:   Macworld, December 1992

Operating System
Addressing Modes:   24-bit or 32-bit
Original OS:   7.0.1
Original Enabler:   none
AppleTalk Version: 54

Compatible MacOS:
7.1.1 (Pro)

For additional information on operating systems:
See this article

Codename:   Foster Farms
Form Factor:   LC
Dimensions (Inches):   2.9 H x 12.2 W x 15.3 D
Average Weight (lbs):   8.8
Gestalt ID:   37

Original Price:
  • 4 MB RAM / 40 MB hard drive: $1699 (US)
  • 4 MB RAM / 80 MB hard drive: $2049 (US)

Apple's LC II used the more powerful 68030 CPU, whereas the previous model LC used the 68020. Unfortunately, Apple hobbled this potentially great computer to the same 16-bit data bus as the compromised LC and kept the RAM max at 10 MB. Although the LC II was a definite improvement over the original, it was still a seriously compromised design.

Additional Macintosh LC II Information:

System Software Recommendations

Vectronic's Classic Macintosh Section

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