From WE Computers Museum
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Designer Apple
Manufacturer Apple
CPU 7.83MHz Motorola 68000
33MHz Motorola 68030
Graphics 512 × 342, monochrome
560 x 384, 256 colors
Memory 128 KB - 128 MB
Media Floppy disk
Released January 24, 1984
Added to Museum Macintosh SE: August 1, 2022

The Macintosh was the fifth line of computers released by Apple Computer.

Operating System

Macintosh computers ran on the Mac OS Operating System.


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The 128K Apple Macintosh was released on January 24, 1984. It was followed by the Macintosh 512K on September 10, 1984.

The Macintosh Plus followed on January 16, 1986, then the Macintosh 512Ke in April 1986, the Macintosh SE on March 2, 1987, the Macintosh Classic on October 15, 1990, and the Macintosh Classic II on October 21, 1991,

A color model, the Macintosh Color Classic, was released on February 10, 1993. The Macintosh Color Classic II followed later that year.


The Macintosh line was followed by the Macintosh II, Macintosh Quadra, Macintosh Centris, Macintosh LC, and Power Macintosh lines.

The Macintosh name was shortened to Mac in 1998. Apple continues to sell computers under the Mac line.