Apple Monitor II

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A Apple Monitor II
Apple Monitor II
Manufacturer Apple Computer
Type Monochrome CRT
Size 12"
Introduced 1984 (1984)[1]
Discontinued November 1993 (1993-11)
Model number A2M2010
Fixed Resolution NTSC
An Apple Monitor II.

The Apple Monitor II is a CRT-based green monochrome 12-inch monitor manufactured by Sanyo[2] for Apple Computer; for the Apple II personal computer family. Apple did not manufacture the monitor until halfway through the lifespan of the II series. The business-line Apple III had its own Apple Monitor III long before. Many home users of Apple II computers used their televisions as computer monitors before the Monitor II was released. It featured an inner vertical-swiveling frame. This allowed users to adjust the viewing angle up or down to suit their taste without the addition of a tilt-and-swivel device. The Monitor II was widely adjustable for the time, as it included adjustments for the size and location of the image on the screen. These adjustments had a very small influence on the picture, however, much to the dislike of some users. The Monitor II was designed for the Apple II+, but was used widely throughout the Apple II product line, most recognizably on the Apple IIe.


  1. ^ Monitor II User's Manual. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Apple II GS. Web. Nov 5, 2010. <>.
  2. ^ Special Section:Apple Computer: Assembling micros: they will sell no Apple before its time, By Scott Mace, InfoWorld, 8 Mar 1982, Page 16, ..Sanyo, a well-known Japanese television manufacturer, produces both the Apple II monitors and the Monitor III...

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