Macintosh 512Ke


Macintosh ED


Family: Classic Macs

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 2

Minimum OS: System 3.0/Finder 5.1

Maximum OS: 6.0.8

Introduced: April 1986

Terminated: September 1987


CPU: Motorola MC68000

CPU Speed: 8 MHz

FPU: none

Bus Speed: 8 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 16-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

ROM: 128 kB

Onboard RAM: 512 kB

Maximum RAM: 512 kB


Monitor: 9" built-in

Max Resolution: 1 bit 512x342


Floppy Drive: 3.5" 800 kB


Floppy: DB-19

Joystick/Mouse: DE-9

Serial: 2 DE-9

Audio Out: 8-bit mono mini

Speaker: mono 8 bit


Power: 60 Watts

Dimensions: 13.6" H x 9.6" W x 10.9" D

Weight: 16.5 lbs.

Introduced in April 1986, the 512Ke included an 800 kB floppy drive, and a 128k ROM, but was in all other respects identical to the 512K. It sold for $1,999 and and was sold to educational markets as the Mac ED. The 512Ke was discontinued in September 1987. Thanks to Eric Rasmussen For OS info.

Picture Credits:
Old Computers
Sander Brugmans

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:14:35 -0800
From: DS
Subject: Macintosh 512K/800 (512ke Variant)

You may want to note this one on the 512Ke page. Like the Macintosh ED, the 512Ke was also sold as the "Macintosh 512K/800" outside of the USA. The main difference between the 512Ke and 512K/800 & ED was that the later two models came with the Mac Plus extended keyboard.

In 1987 along with the rest of the Apple product line, the 512ke and/or variants were also produced in Platinum, this change involved a rear-bucket change of color and a switch to the Macintosh Plus front bezel without the name as depicted in the Macintosh ED on the 512ke page.