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"Announced in September 1989, The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt at a more easily portable Macintosh. It had a bay for a 3.5" half-height drive, and could support up to two Super Drives. Reaction to the Portable was poor. It was clunky, slow, had no expansion capabilities, and its active matrix screen (later backlit) made it incredibly expensive. It sold for $6,500." (photo credit: AppleDesign)
CPU: Motorola MC68000
CPU Speed: 16 MHz
Bus Speed: 16 MHz
Data Path: 16 bit
ROM: 256 kB
RAM Type: proprietary
Minimum RAM Speed: 100 ns
Onboard RAM: 1 MB
RAM slots: 1
Maximum RAM: 8 MB
Level 1 Cache: 0.5 kB

Screen: 1-bit active matrix (backlit after 2/91)
Max Resolution: 640x400

Hard Drive: optional 40 MB
Floppy Drive: 1 or 2 1.4 MB SuperDrive

ADB: 1
Serial: 2
Audio Out: stereo 8 bit mini
Speaker: mono

Codename: Laguna, Riveria, Malibu, Esprit, Guiness. (Backlit configuration: Aruba, Love Shack, Mulligan)
Gestalt ID: 10
Power: 5 Watts
Dimensions: 4.05" H x 15.25" W x 14.83" D
Weight: 15.8 lbs.
Minimum OS: 6.0.4
Maximum OS: 7.5.5
Introduced: September 1989
Terminated: October 1991

This byte of Apple's history from Wired's, "30 Years of Apple Products."

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