A Macintosh IIvi
|Developer||Apple Computer, Inc.|
|Product family||Macintosh II, Performa|
|Release date||September 14, 1992|
|Introductory price||US$3,000 (equivalent to $5,232 in 2017)|
|Discontinued||February 10, 1993|
|Operating system||System 7.1 - Mac OS 7.6.1|
|CPU||Motorola 68030 @ 16 MHz|
|Memory||4 MB, expandable to 68 MiB (80 ns 30-pin SIMM)|
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)|
Width: 13 inches (33 cm)
Depth: 16.5 inches (42 cm)
|Weight||25 pounds (11 kg)|
|Successor||Macintosh Centris 650|
|Related articles||Macintosh IIvx|
The Macintosh IIvi (also sold as the Macintosh Performa 600) is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from September 1992 to February 1993. The IIvi was introduced alongside the Macintosh IIvx, using a slower processor (16 MHz vs. 32 MHz) and no floating point unit. The Performa 600 models, meanwhile, are the IIvi with the IIvx's 32 MHz CPU. The IIvi was, on some benchmarks, faster than the IIvx. It is the only model in the Macintosh II family to be branded as a Performa.
This was a very short-lived Macintosh model. It was discontinued four months after its introduction, when the Centris 650 was introduced at a similar price point.
Introduced September 14, 1992:
- Macintosh Performa 600: 4 or 5 MB RAM, 512 KB VRAM, 160 MB HDD, Apple Extended Keyboard II, and a microphone.
- Macintosh Performa 600CD: 5 MB RAM, 1MB VRAM, 160 MB HDD, 2x AppleCD CD-ROM, Apple Extended Keyboard II, and a microphone.
Introduced October 19, 1992:
- Macintosh IIvi: Sold in South America, Europe, and Japan, but not the United States. Could be configured with 40, 80, 160 or 400 MB HDD.
Timeline of Macintosh II models
- "Macintosh IIvi: Technical Specifications". Apple.
- Quinlan, Tom (September 14, 1992). "Apple launches its Performa line". Vol. 14 no. 37. InfoWorld. p. 31.
- "Macintosh Performa 600 and 600CD:Technical Specifications". Apple.
- "Apple Macintosh IIvi Specs". EveryMac.
- Mac IIvi at lowendmac.com.
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