Apple introduces the Macintosh SE/30

19th January 1989
Apple introduces the Macintosh SE/30

Apple launched the Macintosh SE/30 on 19th January 1989.

The Macintosh SE/30 has a built-in hard drive, 128Kb of RAM, a 1.4Mb floppy that can read PC disks, and is powered with a Motorola 60030 CPU.

It was the fastest and most expandable of the original black-and-white compact Macintosh series, and has been described as the best computer Apple will ever make.

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  • Macworld magazine front cover featuring the Macintosh SE/30, US edition, March 1989.
    Credit: Photo by Paul Franz Moore. Copyright 1989 PCW Communications. Inc. Images remain the copyright of the original copyright holder. Used under fair use policy for educational purposes only.

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