Apple launches the Macintosh II
2nd March 1987
Introduced by Apple CEO John Sculley at a news conference in Los Angeles on 2nd March 1987, the Apple Macintosh II was the first Macintosh to support a colour display. It was also the first Macintosh to use a more conventional case with a separate monitor, making it more comparable in design to the IBM PC models of the day than earlier Apple Computers.
Based on the 32-bit Motorola 68020 processor, the Macintosh II provided 6 NuBus slots for a choice of different expansion cards such as video or ethernet.
The Macintosh II originally sold for $3,898 for the basic system with a 20 MB hard drive, and $5,498 with 1 MB of RAM, a 800K floppy disk drive, and a 40 MB hard drive.
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