Talk:Apple IIe

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Published source needed[edit]

I removed the references from the following sentences, but left the sentences intact. References have to be published. Leschnei (talk) 23:50, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

The Apple IIe was the first Apple computer with a custom ASIC chip, which reduced much of the old discrete IC-based circuitry to a single chip, reducing cost and the size of the motherboard.<ref>Personal knowledge - I was the Apple II product marketing manager</ref> Some of the hardware features of the Apple III (e.g. bank-switched memory)<ref>ibid</ref> were borrowed in the design of the Apple IIe, and some from incorporating the Apple II Plus Language card.<ref>ibid</ref> The culmination of these changes led to increased sales and greater market share of home, education <ref>ibid</ref> and small business use.

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What a weird article: no resolution, no colour depth per pixel etc mentioned[edit]

No one knows even these basic facts about the machines? 93.185.27.53 (talk) 09:13, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

I'm the original writer/contributor of this article, so I can tell you that information has been there from the very start (late 2005). Look at the section 4, titled "specifications" (<-click here to jump directly to it).
You'll find the four supported resolutions specified here: Low-Res, Double-Low-Res, High-Res and Double-Hi-Res. It's even noted how the horizontal resolution changes depending if the graphic mode is displayed in monochrome or color. There is also a mention of number of colors available, but not stated as color depth bits. The Apple IIe has a fixed color palette, and a limited one at that. Technically the depth of the palette is 4-bit for all graphics modes, except High-Res which is 3-bit (well, effectively even lower because you don't count black #2 and white #2 as distinctive colors). It's not stated that way because we're talking about a fixed palette of 16 or 6 colors, and non-selectable. It's much simpler and easier to read 'you have such and such a resolution with 16 colors....or 6 colors'. Looking at the Commodore 64 article, which has a similar color palette, they don't list bit depths there either. I did add a "technical specifications" section to the Apple IIGS article a long time ago, and there I did list color depth because its graphics are far more advanced and complex.
The Apple IIe does not have sprites or any video co-processors, so not really much more to detail than what's already given in the article. If you do see some specific technical information missing, feel free to share that here and either I, or one of the other editors here, will do our best to add that. --Apple2gs (talk) 20:41, 15 October 2018 (UTC)