Macintosh LC II


Performa 400

Performa 405

Performa 410

Performa 430


Family: Macintosh LC

Codename: Foster Farms

Gestalt ID: 37

Minimum OS: 6.0.7

Maximum OS: 7.6.1

Introduced: March 1992

Terminated: March 1993


CPU: Motorola MC68030

CPU Speed: 16 MHz

FPU: none (upgradable)

Bus Speed: 16 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 16-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 256 bytes data, 256 bytes instruction

ROM: 512 kB

RAM Type: 30 pin SIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 100 ns

Onboard RAM: 4 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 10 MB

Expansion Slots: 1 LC PDS


VRAM: 256 kB (upgradable to 512 kB via one socket)

Max Resolution: 4-bit 640x480 or 8-bit 640x400

Video Out: DB-15


Hard Drive: 40-80 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive


ADB: 1

Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8


Audio Out: mono 8 bit

Audio In: mono 8 bit mini

Speaker: mono


Power: 50 Watts

Dimensions: 2.9" H x 12.2" W x 15.3" D

Weight: 8.8 lbs.

Released in March 1992, the LC II was essentially an upgrade of the original LC. Unfortunately, while Apple upgraded the processor to a 16 MHz 68030, they kept the 16-bit data path, making the speed improvement minimal (the 68030 was a 32-bit processor). The LC II sold for $1240, making it one of the more affordable Macs ever. It was discontinued in March 1993, when it was replaced by the LC III. In September 1993, it was bundled with several different hard drives and software, and rereleased as the Performa 400, 405, 410, and 430.

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