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The Macintosh Classic II, also marketed to consumers as the Macintosh Performa 200, replaced the Macintosh SE/30 in the compact Mac line on October 21, 1991. Like the SE/30, the Classic II was powered by a 16 MHz Motorola 68030 CPU with 40 or 80 MB hard disk, but in contrast to its predecessor, it was limited by a 16-bit data bus (the SE/30 had a 32-bit data bus) and a 10 MB memory ceiling.


While the Classic II shares a case with the earlier Classic, architecturally it is more similar to the Macintosh LC. The use of custom ICs, identical to those used in the LC, enabled the Classic II to have a lower component count than older Macs. Unlike the LC and the SE/30 before it, The Classic II did not have an internal PDS expansion slot.

There were two Classic II cases. Later models came with a speaker grille added to the left side for enhanced sound.

The Classic II was the last black-and-white compact Macintosh. It was also the last desktop Macintosh to include an external floppy disk port. Apple discontinued support for the Classic II on January 1, 2001.

Included software[]

  • System 7.0.1 (October 1991 - August 1992) 7.1 (after August 1992)
  • Finder 7.0.1 (October 1991 - August 1992) 7.1 (after August 1992)
  • LaserWriter 7.0 (October 1991 - August 1992) 7.1 (after August 1992)
  • At Ease 1.0

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Macintosh   Early Compact Macs

Prototypes | Macintosh 128K | 512K | 512Ke | Plus | SE | SE/30 |
Classic | Classic II | Color Classic | Color Classic II

Superseded by the Macintosh LC 500 series in June 1993