NAME  

APPLE IIe

MANUFACTURER  

Apple

TYPE  

Home Computer

ORIGIN  

U.S.A.

YEAR  

January 1983

END OF PRODUCTION 

1993

BUILT IN LANGUAGE 

Basic

KEYBOARD  

Full stroke 52 key with cursor keys

CPU  

MOS 65c02

SPEED  

1.02 MHz

RAM  

64 KB

ROM  

16 KB

TEXT MODES 

40 x 24 / 80 x 24 (with 80 columns card)

GRAPHIC MODES 

40 x 40-48 (16 col), 280 x 160-192 (6 col), 560 x 160-192 (2 col)

COLORS  

16 maximum

SOUND  

One channel - Built-in speaker

SIZE / WEIGHT 

39.4 (W) x 45.7 (D) x 11.4 (H)

I/O PORTS 

Monitor, Internal Slots (6), Memory slot, Tape, Joystick

BUILT IN MEDIA 

None

OS  

DOS 3.3 or ProDOS

POWER SUPPLY 

Built-in switching power supply unit

PERIPHERALS  

Lots of expansion cards and peripherals

PRICE  

ё1270

 

Apple IIe

APPLE IIe

After having sold more than 750,000 Apple II and II+ systems, making it one of the best-selling brand in the global computing market, Apple released an updated version of the II+ the Apple IIe ('e'standing for enhanced).

It also had a very great success and was widely used in schools and was still used in 2000 in some places!).

While retaining the previous model's capabilities and software library the enhanced version featured a revised logic board, keyboard and casing design. Since its launch, back in 1977, the Apple had been revised 13 times, but not so drastically as this model. The IIe used only 1/4 as many integrated circuits as the II+. Its keyboard featured 4 cursor keys and a lockable lid.

It was originally delivered with DOS 3.3 (the
Apple II operating system) and later with PRODOS. The Apple IIe borrows some features of the Apple II+, 80-column text and lowercase support.

The Apple IIe was replaced with the enhanced Apple IIe in 1985, which has 128k RAM, 32k ROM, improved support for 80-column text and lowercase characters, and was powered by the 65C02 CPU, the same as the Apple IIc one. Finally in 1987, Apple released the Apple IIe Platinum, also called Extended Keyboard IIe, which has a new keyboard and other minor hardware changes.

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