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--I'm not sure why people think that all of the Power Macintosh 5xxx series were LC's. The ONLY Power Macintosh LC was the 5200/75. None of the successors ever had any kind of LC labeling. I've owned several 5400 and 5500 machines, none of which have the LC labeling. Will work on correcting the erroneous information in all related articles.-- —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:47, 9 April 2009 (UTC)


The article says: "it used an IDE hard disk instead of the faster SCSI hard disks that all other Macintoshes had used" I owned a first-model Mac LC and used it actively for several years. From personal experience replacing the hard drive, I am certain that it used SCSI for both internal hard disks and external peripherals. In fact, the conversion to IDE happened in later models. Does anyone know when that conversion actually occurred? Bouncey 23:23, 2005 Mar 7 (UTC)

From memory - The "LC" 630 was the first mac with an IDE hard drive. and here's a source:

I'm pretty sure that LCs did not exist all the way up to the iMac launch. The iMac replaced the Power Macintosh 6500 and the All-In-One G3. dsemaya 08:52, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

LCs did exist until the iMac launch. In the mid-late 90s Apple tried to rationalize their model naming by having LCs be for education, Quadras for business and Performas for home. So the same computer could be sold as e.g. the LC630, Quadra 630 and Performa 630. But the numbers weren't necessarily a constant either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:49, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Not true. The LCs existed until 1996. I have it in Mac Secrets, 5th edition. Power Mac 5500 and the AIO G3 were NEVER labeled LCs. If no one responds in a while, I'll change the article. (talk) 21:24, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

IIe card is not an emulator[edit]

The IIe card is actually a single board computer, using the host Macintosh for storage and video access. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bizzybody (talkcontribs) 06:47, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Link in Diagram to Mac Color Classic is wrong[edit]

When clicking on the Color Classic Line of Macs, it directs to Color Classic which has nothing to do with Macintosh or Apple. The Correct Link should be Macintosh Color Classic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:38, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Corrected, just a minor edit needed to Template:Timeline_of_Macintosh_LC_models (talk) 17:42, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

640x480 ability?[edit]

I could swear anywhere else I've seen info on the LC, its non-upgraded resolutions have been listed as 512x384 in 8-bit, and 640x480 in 4-bit (plus, presumably, 560x384 in 4-bit...). You only need 150kb for 16-colour VGA after all. Is it not the monitor that's the limiting factor in that case (using repurposed EGA circuitry, perhaps, just with analogue colour - hence the limited line count? (CRTs can handle effectively infinite horizontal resolution)), rather than the computer's video hardware?. (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Further to this, are we entirely certain about the software incompatibility? 512x384 was one of the first standard colour modes, introduced with the Mac II, and it was the only mode that the 12" monitor (which long predates the LC line) was compatible with. If you made software that wouldn't run on an LC because its monitor was too small/too low rez, you'd also be freezing out all the Mac II owners who hadn't stumped up for a 13" (or larger) monitor and enough VRAM to use it. (talk) 01:42, 16 November 2014 (UTC)