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The Macintosh LC II was introduced on March 23, 1992 as the second model in Apple Computer's low-cost Macintosh LC series.


The LC II succeeded the original Macintosh LC and featured a slightly faster 16 MHz Motorola 68030 processor which allowed for the support of virtual memory, and the amount of RAM soldered on the motherboard was increased from 2 to 4 MB. However, it retains most of the original's system architecture and limitations, such as the 10 MB memory limit (regardless of how much RAM is installed), slower 16-bit data bus and lack of a floating-point co-processor unit (FPU). "LC" was a reference to "Low cost Color", but was described by some users as "Lacking Chip" due to the lack of an FPU. However, the LC processor direct slot did allow for upgrades which included a Motorola 68882 floating-point co-processor.

The LC II was positioned as a low-cost commercial model that was also popular in the educational market due to its support of the Apple IIe Card. Versions for the consumer market were released as the Macintosh Performa 400, 405, 410 and 430.


The LC II was discontinued in March 1993 and superseded by the Macintosh LC III which featured a redesigned logic board with a faster 32-bit data bus.

Included software[]

  • System 7.0.1 (March-August 1992) 7.1 (starting after August 1992)
  • Finder 7.0.1 (March-August 1992) 7.1 (starting after August 1992)
  • LaserWriter 7.0 (March-August 1992) 7.1.1 (starting after August 1992)
  • QuickTime 1.5

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Macintosh LC series
68k desktops : LC | LC II | LC III | LC III+ | LC 475 | LC 630
68k all-in-ones : LC 520 | LC 550 | LC 575 | LC 580
PowerPC all-in-ones : 5200 LC | 5300 LC
Discontinued in 1996 and merged into the Macintosh Performa series