Macintosh SE

The Macintosh SE is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, from March 1987[1] to October 1990. It marked a significant improvement on the Macintosh Plus design and was introduced by Apple at the same time as the Macintosh II.

Macintosh SE
Macintosh SE with dual floppy drives
Also known asMacintosh SE FDHD
Macintosh SE SuperDrive
ManufacturerApple Computer
Product familyCompact Macintosh
TypeAll-in-one
Release dateMarch 2, 1987; 35 years ago (1987-03-02)
Introductory priceUS$2,900 (dual floppy)
US$3,900 (with 20 MB hard drive)
DiscontinuedOctober 15, 1990 (1990-10-15)
Operating systemSystem 4.0System 7.5.5
CPUMotorola 68000 @ 7.8 MHz
Memory1 MB RAM, expandable to 4 MB (150 ns 30-pin SIMM)
Display9 in (23 cm) monochrome, 512 × 342
DimensionsHeight: 13.6 in (35 cm)
Width: 9.69 in (24.6 cm)
Depth: 10.9 in (28 cm)
Mass17 lb (7.7 kg)
PredecessorMacintosh 512Ke
Macintosh Plus
SuccessorMacintosh SE/30
Macintosh Classic

The SE retains the same Compact Macintosh form factor as the original Macintosh computer introduced three years earlier and uses the same design language used by the Macintosh II. An enhanced model, the SE/30, was introduced in January 1989; sales of the original SE continued. The Macintosh SE was updated in August 1989 to include a SuperDrive, with this updated version being called the "Macintosh SE FDHD" and later the "Macintosh SE SuperDrive". The Macintosh SE was replaced with the Macintosh Classic, a very similar model which retained the same central processing unit and form factor, but at a lower price point.


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