Rolled out in January 1989, the SE/30 was the first compact Mac to come standard with the FDHD floppy drive and support more than 4MB of RAM. Although advertised as a 32-bit computer, the SE/30 ROMS were "dirty," containing some 16-bit code. Running in 32-bit mode requires MODE 32 from Connectix.
The SE/30 has color QuickDraw built in, although it requires a video card to use it.
The SE/30 offered the power of the IIx or IIcx in a minimal footprint configuration. With the built-in 9" screen, it was a favorite network server.
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