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From: (John DeRosa)
Subject: Mac LC II Press Release - Long
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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1992 20:11:08 GMT
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Because of all the interest in this news group about the
Macintosh LC with the 68030, here is the press release
that just showed up today on AppleLink.  

My Observations - Unfortunately the press release
doesn't mention the speed of the processor except to 
say that it is twice as fast as the Classic.  The Classic
runs at 7.8336mhz, twice that is 15.6mhz, which is very close
to the 16mhz that the current Mac LC runs at.

How about the FPU?  No mention.  I also noticed that the 
LC II can run V6.0.8.  Does this mean that is has the same
ROMS as the LC?  Probably.  Thus what we have here is an LC
with a new processor.  Everything else seems to have stayed 
the same.
Pat Kinley
Apple Computer, Inc.
(408) 974-5453
Apple Introduces Powerful New Macintosh LC II
CUPERTINO, California--March 23, 1992--Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced the new Apple Macintosh LC II, a powerful new computer
based on the Motorola 68030 processor.  The new Macintosh LC II
integrates the color text and graphics, sound input, and optional
Apple II software available on the original LC, making a proven
winner an even better product.
    "Since it was introduced, the original Macintosh LC has become
Apple's most popular and most affordable color Macintosh.  We believe
the Macintosh LC II will attract even more people to low-cost color
computing," said Fred Forsyth, Apple's senior vice president and
general manager of the Macintosh Hardware Division.  "With the
addition of the 030 processor, we add virtual memory to the already
rich list of features of the original Macintosh LC, including all the
color advantages, consistency across applications, and built-in
    In addition to virtual memory, the 16MHz Motorola 68030
microprocessor, the Macintosh LC II provides a performance foundation
that is more than twice as fast as the Macintosh Classic.  It comes
standard with a 40MB or 80MB internal hard disk drive to provide
ample storage for files and applications.  The LC II has 4MB of RAM
built into the logic board, providing users with the most popular
configuration as a standard feature.  The LC II can be expanded to up
to 10MB to allow users to upgrade as needs increase.  Also standard
on the LC II is an internal 1.44MB Apple SuperDrive floppy disk
drive, which allows users to easily exchange data files between
Macintosh, OS/2, MS-DOS, and Apple II ProDOS systems.  As with all
Macintosh computers, the Macintosh LC II will run System 6.0.8 and
7.0.1 and above.
Sound Input
    The LC comes with a microphone that allows users to record and store
their voice in Macintosh documents in much the same way hand-written
notes are added to printed documents.  And because all Macintosh
computers already have the ability to play back sound, the millions
of existing Macintosh users benefit from these sound-annotated
documents as much as new purchasers.
Built-in Support for a Choice of Monitors
     Because monitor support is already built into the modular design of
the Macintosh LC II, users can connect a display without having to
add a separate video card.
    With an optional Macintosh LC II 512K VRAM (Video Random-Access
Memory) SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module), all three monitors are
capable of generating even more colors or shades of gray (32,000
colors on Apple's 12-inch color monitor, 256 colors on the 13-inch
color monitor, and 256 shades of gray on the 12-inch monochrome
monitor).  This gives customers more lifelike images and visual
    Designed to be low cost and yet easily customizable, the Macintosh LC
II includes several standard features that allow users to expand
their system as needed.  These features include built-in AppleTalk
networking, which allows customers to easily connect their systems to
other users, printers and file servers; Small Computer Systems
Interface (SCSI), which lets customers connect peripherals such as
CD-ROM drives, external hard disks, scanners; and Apple Desktop Bus
(ADB), which gives customers a standard way to connect keyboards,
mice, trackballs, modems and graphics tablets.
Apple IIe Compatibility Option
    Among the options for the processor direct slot, Apple is offering an
Apple IIe Card that addresses the special needs of education
customers with an investment in Apple II technology.  This card
allows the Macintosh LC II to function as an Apple II and run most
all of the 10,000 software programs compatible with the AppleJIIe--at
the same or better speed and image quality than on an Apple II
computer.  In addition, the Apple IIe Card allows access to the
built-in features of the Macintosh LC II, such as sound output,
mouse, modems, file servers, hard disk, floppy disk, monitor and
Upgrade Kit
    Macintosh LC owners can upgrade to the Macintosh LC II by having a
new 68030 logic board installed by an Apple authorized reseller.
Pricing and Availability
    The Macintosh LC II is available immediately through all Apple
authorized resellers.  It replaces the existing Macintosh LC.  The
Macintosh LC II comes standard with a mouse, microphone, complete
documentation, Macintosh System Software, Claris HyperCard 2.1
software, training disks, and a one-year limited warranty.
Manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) in the United States
for the Macintosh LC II and related products are as follows:
Product                                   MSRP
--Macintosh LC II 4MB, 40MB Hard Disk   $ 1,699     Available Immediately
--Macintosh LC II 4MB, 80MB Hard Disk   $ 1,849     Available Immediately
Prices and configurations may vary outside the United States.
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, AppleColor, AppleTalk and ProDOS
are registered trademarks; Apple Desktop Bus and SuperDrive are
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.  HyperCard is a trademark of
Claris Corp.
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