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Apple IIe – All computer information and tech specs

The Apple IIe (also known as Apple ][e or as Apple //e) was one of the most successful Apple computers ever. This model was based on the 6502 processor, which could run at 1.02 MHz and came with 64K of RAM and 16 or 32K ROM. The Apple IIe worked on BASIC, an assembly language interface, as well as on several other hard-coded options. The company used the name Apple //e from 1984, coinciding with the release of the Apple //c model. (more…)

Franklin Ace 1200 Computer

Franklin Ace 1200 Apple Compatible personal computer was the first legal Apple II clone, manufactured by Franklin Computers Corporation company, US. This model was an upgrade to the Ace 1000 that came with CP/M Softcard and built-in dual drives as standard features. The Franklin ACE 1200 was also the only Apple compatible computer made by Franklin Computers Corporation. (more…)

Laser 3000 Personal Microcomputer Details and Specs

In 1983 Video Technology Company (VTech), based in Hong Kong, introduces the Laser 3000 personal microcomputer, one of the obscure and almost unknown Apple II clones. Laser 3000 computer was said to be 96% compatible with the Apple IIe when the Emulator Cartridge was installed. This device was reliable and suited perfectly many fans of the Apple II who wanted to play Chopper, Centipede, Frogger, Zaxxon and other games. You could also write programs or compose music with the Sound command. It was sold with the whole kit with the joystick, emulator and drive (the drive was detached, so was everything else). This computer had some special graphics modes and Sound options which were great for the epoch. You could hit ctl-break and read the programming… And a genuine Apple IIe price was at least double, so Laser 3000 represented good value for money. I owned it for about 4 years and it proved to be reliable.  (more…)

History of Apple (1970-1989)

How might the world have changed if the Apple Computer Corporation had actually chose another way of development in the 1970s? As more than one character has said in more than one story, «It just might work». The world might be better today, or it might become the worst place in the Universe, we’ll never know. But one fact is certain, the world would be very different. (more…)

Apple Lisa Computer

Introduced by Apple Computer Inc. in January 1983, the Lisa personal computer was one of the first computers aimed at individual users to offer a graphical user interface (GUI). Development of the Lisa began in 1978, but it resulted in an extremely expensive device. The Lisa’s name was for a reason, as the computer was named after Steve Jobs’s daughter Lisa, born in 1978. On the other hand, the Apple Lisa featured advanced preemptive multitasking. The Apple Lisa’s speed and of course the hard drive gave it a place in the mists of legend among power users – it was the machine all the programmers used to make the fancy games work. (more…)

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