Vintage Macs:Compact Macs
The compact Macs are those all-in-one Macs withbuilt-in 9" and 10" screens, starting with the original Macintoshwith 128 KB of memory introduced in January 1984. Models are listed by MacBench score,which approximates real world performance.
The Mac Plus in Star Trek IV.
The Mac Plus had a minor role in StarTrek IV: The Voyage Home.
|model||MacBench (v. SE)||Speedometer 3||MIPS|
|Color Classic II||4.6|
- The compactMacs, Matthew Glidden, Profiles in Networking, ATPM, 2002.06.LocalTalk and ethernet networking for compact Macs.
- TechnicalSpecs for Macintosh Classic, Apple. Index to specs for allcompact Macs.
- The original Macintosh,Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal, 2001.05.29. An in-depth look atthe original Macintosh and how it shaped future Macs.
- Macintosh SESupport Pages, Chris Adams. Good info for SE, SE/30owners.
- Index of SE/30 videocards
- Macs that kill: The final part of a Mac family saga, StefanoScalia, The Mac Mind, 11/7. The joy of Macs - until one hits youin the side, breaking your ribs in a car accident.
- Dove enhanced Mac 512, b.b., MacArchaeologist. First upgradedfrom 128K, the Dove Mac Snap SCSI upgrade added SCSI and broughtmemory to a full megabyte.
- Benchmarks: Mac ClassicII, 10/11. Was the SE/30's replacement really as slow as manyclaim?
- Benchmarks: MacintoshSE/30, 10/10. We upgraded our SE/30 over the weekend and ran itthrough its paces. It holds up nicely for an eleven year oldmachine.
- Benchmarks: Mac Plus,10/9. We upgraded our Mac Plus from 1 MB to 4 MB, allowing us torun System 7.5.5 and benchmark it. Also, Mac Plus with BrainstormUpgrade.
- Mac System 1.0Headquarters, Dan Vanderkam. See how far we've come.
- Get yourcompact Mac on the Web, Jag's House. Seminal article on gettinga Mac Plus, SE, Classic, Portable, or PowerBook 100 on theInternet.
- Classic printing for classicMacs, Manuel Mejia Jr, Mac Daniel, 6/15. Why the best printerfor a classic Mac may be the venerable ImageWriter II.
- Games for '030s, BrianRumsey, Low End Mac Gaming, 5/26. A look at games that run nicelyon the old 68030-based Macs.
- What can you squeeze into acompact Mac?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 5/18. There'sstill life in those little Macs.
- Newlife for old compact Macs, Charles Moore, Applelinks, 5/18. "Ifyou have an old compact Mac that you would like to revive, say fora child or for a casual computer user who just wants a machine foremail and word processing...."
- Web access forSystem 6 Macs, Jag's House. Any Mac the supports System 6.0.8can access the Web.
- How To: PowerColour Classic, Stuart Bell. How to upgrade a Colour Classic toPower PC.
- Jag's House launches System 6 emaillist
- Making a video adjustmenttool, Chris Lawson, Mac Daniel, 3/24. Would you believe you cancraft one from an old toothbrush?
- A rescued Fat Mac, JonathanWise, My First Mac, 3/6. "I found my first Mac in thegarbage...."
- Hands on: Sonnet PrestoPlus, Mark Looper, Low End Mac, 3/2. It's finally shipping, buthow much does it improve performance (in this case, of a ColorClassic)?
- System 6 for the Macintosh, Ruud Dingemans. If you have an older,slower, memory-limited Mac, System 6 is fast, stable, and still veryusable.
- Cruising the web in black & white, John C. Foster, MacWeek,10/20/1999
- Applied Engineering AE HD+ FAQ,Adam Takessian. The ins and outs of Applied Engineering's 1.4 MBfloppy for the 512Ke, Plus, and 800 KB SE.
- Venerable OldMacs (68000-based models)
- Best Sites for Classic Macs
- Email lists: Vintage Macs,Vintage Macs, Classic Macs Digest
- Classic Macs,Mike & His Mac
- Pseud040 lets68030-based Macs run 68040 programs - I've even heard of Mac OS 8.1 running on a IIsi!
- Links to System 6.0.8 and7.0.1
- Software Compatible with 68000CPU
RAM Charger from Jump Development($40) lets you get the most out of your RAM - especially helpfulon Macs with 10 MB or less. By launching applications using theminimum amount of memory they need, RAM Charger lets you run moreprograms. It also works well with RAM Doubler. You can evendownload a demo.
Low End Mac Reader Specials
Cult of Mac
Shrine of Apple
The Mac Observer
Accelerate Your Mac
The Vintage Mac Museum
Mac Driver Museum
System 6 Heaven
System 7 Today
the pickle's Low-End Mac FAQ