Macintosh LC


Family: Macintosh LC

Codename: Pinball, Elsie, Prism

Gestalt ID: 19

Minimum OS: 6.0.7

Maximum OS: 7.5.5

Introduced: October 1990

Terminated: March 1992


CPU: Motorola MC68020

CPU Speed: 16 MHz

FPU: none (upgradable)

Bus Speed: 16 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 16-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 256 bytes instruction

ROM: 512 kB

RAM Type: 30 pin SIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 100 ns

Onboard RAM: 2 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 10 MB

Expansion Slots: 1 LC PDS


VRAM: 256 kB (upgradable to 512 kB via one socket)

Max Resolution: 4-bit 640x480 or 8-bit 640x400

Video Out: DB-15


Hard Drive: 40-80 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive


ADB: 1

Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8


Audio Out: mono 8 bit

Audio In: mono 8 bit mini

Speaker: mono


Power: 50 Watts

Dimensions: 2.9" H x 12.2" W x 15.3" D

Weight: 8.8 lbs.

Released in October 1990, the Mac LC was named for its low cost. It was aimed at the home market, and included a 16 MHz 68020 processor. It shipped inside a newly designed small case and was one of the first Macs to come bundled with a microphone. It also came with a new PDS slot, that became a standard in the LC family until its demise in early 1998. The LC was priced at $2,400, and was discontinued in December 1992.

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