|Model||Macintosh Classic II|
|Date of production||Late 1991|
|Date added to collection||Feb 2023|
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The Macintosh Classic II was the successor to the original Classic model which at that point was the fastest-selling Macintosh model of all time. The Classic II retained many of the same features as the original, but with double the clock speed thanks to its Motorola 68030 CPU. Apple offered the model in two configurations: 2 MB of memory with a 40 MB hard drive (“2/40”), or 4 MB of memory with an 80 MB hard drive (“4/80”).
The performance of these machines, despite their diminutive appearance, was nothing to scoff at. They were as fast or faster than 386-based PCs of the time, and were often the system of choice for educational institutions.
The Classic II was also known as the Performa 200, and sported some minor changes for the Performa model line.
|CPU||Motorola 68030 16 MHz|
|HDD (original)||80 MB SCSI|
|FDD||Sony MP-F75W-01G 3.5″|
|Sound card||Onboard (8-bit 22 kHz)|
|Display (original)||9″ monochrome CRT|
|Operating system (original)||System 7.0.1|
Part 2: System 7 installation
Part 2 in our Classic II series focuses on the results of the restoration and the long-awaited installation of System 7.0.1.
Part 1: Hardware Restoration
Check out the first power on, teardown, and restoration process for the Classic II.