Apple Displays

Macintosh Portrait Display

The Macintosh Portrait Display was Apple's first full-page monitor for the Macintosh, a field Radius had pioneered with the Radius Full Page Display and matching video card in 1987. The Portrait Display was introduced with the Mac IIcx and the Macintosh II Portrait Video Card in March 1989 and uses a 15" vertical grayscale CRT. This display has a fixed resolution of 640 x 870 and uses a 13w3 connector instead of Apple's "normal" DB-15 video connector.

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. The monitor can sit on top of most desktop Macs and is designed to complement the 11.9" wide Mac IIcx. It works with the Apple Universal Monitor Stand.

Apple recommends using a screen saver to avoid phosphor burn caused by static elements on the screen, such as the menu bar, drive icon, and Trash. To clean the screen, Apple suggests applying household glass cleaner to a clean cloth or paper towel and wiping the screen. You should avoid spraying glass cleaner directly on the CRT, as it could run down the screen, into the case, and damage the internal electrical circuitry.


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