Macintosh II


CPU: Motorola MC68020

CPU Speed: 16 MHz

FPU: 68881

Bus Speed: 16 MHz

Data Path: 32 bit (not 32 bit clean)

ROM: 256 kB

RAM Type: 30 pin SIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 130 ns

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 8

Maximum RAM: 20 MB (68 MB via FDHD upgrade kit)

Level 1 Cache: 0.25 kB

Expansion Slots: 6 NuBus


Video Card/Chipset: various


Hard Drive: optional 40-80 MB internal

Floppy Drive: 1 or 2 800 kB 3.25" (upgrade to SuperDrive)


ADB: 2

Serial: 2

Audio Out: 8-bit stereo

Speaker: mono


Codename: Little Big Mac, Milwaukee, Ikki, Cabernet, Reno, Becks, Paris, Uzi

Gestalt ID: 6

Power: 230 Watts

Dimensions: 5.5" H x 18.7" W x 14.4" D

Weight: 24 lbs.

Maximum OS: 7.5.5

Minimum OS: System 3.0/Finder 5.1

Introduced: March 1987

Terminated: January 1990

Introduced in March 1987, The Mac II was the ultimate expandable Mac. Based on the new 68020 processor, the Mac II was the first 32-bit Mac (although it was not "32-bit clean). The Mac II included 6 Nubus slots, which allowed for a number of different Apple and Third Part expansion cards. The Mac II was the first Mac with color capabilities--a graphics card could be installed capable of handling up to 16.7 million colors! It originally sold for $3,898 for the basic system, and at $5,498 for 1 MB of RAM, one 800K floppy disk drive and one 40 MB internal SCSI hard disk drive.