Macintosh Portrait Display

Introduced in March 1989, the Macintosh Portrait Display was Apple’s first full-page monitor for the Macintosh. It had a vertical alignment of the screen and was able to display one page. It used a 15″ vertical grayscale CRT.

Macintosh Portrait Display

Introduced: March 7,1987.


  • Tube: 15” vertical grayscale CRT. Viewable size 14.2”.
  • Resolution: Fixed resolution of 640 x 870 pixels. 80 dpi.
  • Bit depth: Supports up to 8-bit grayscale.
  • Display area: 8.0″ x 10.85″/203 x 276 mm.
  • Refresh: 75 Hz.
  • Connection: 13w3 connector (instead of Apple’s standard DB-15 video connector).
  • Dimensions: 12.1″ (height) x 11.5″ (width) x 14.9″ (depth).
  • Weight: 35 lb.
  • Tilt/swivel base: Optional.

Apple Model, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Numbers: M0404 (Revision A), M1030 (Revivison B).

Discontinued: December 1, 1992.

Original price: US$1,049.


  • The first Portrait Display was designed and released by Radius, an American computer hardware firm founded in May 1986 by Burrell Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, Mike Boich, Matt Carter, Alain Rossmann and other members of the original Mac team. The company specialized in Macintosh peripherals and accessory equipment.
  • The Macintosh Portrait Display was introduced with the Mac IIcx and the Macintosh II Portrait Video Card. The monitor is designed to complement the 11.9” wide Mac Iicx.
  • The Portrait Display can sit on top of most desktop Macs, and it works with the Apple Universal Monitor Stand.
  • Warm-up time: 20 minutes for complete warmup, but the monitor was usable immediately.
  • The power button is on the back of the monitor, along with a built-in 3-port ADB hub. The brightness and contrast controls are on the right side.


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