The Apple IIc was introduced in May 1984 with a price of $1300
as the follow-on to the Apple IIe. The IIc was the 'compact' machine in
the popular Apple II line, hence the 'c' designation. It looks very much
like a modern day laptop with the exception that it lacks the built-in screen.
The IIc had provisions for composite as well as RGB video out though. Another
thing that the IIc lacked because of it's compact size were the expansion
capabilities of the earlier machines, though it did have connectors on the rear
of the machine for a printer, external disk drive, and a serial port, as well
as having a headphone jack with volume control under the left edge of the keyboard.
The IIc stayed in production until 1990 as the IIc+, which had some
improvements over the original, mainly the replacement of the 5-1/4" internal
floppy drive with a 3-1/2" drive.
This particular machine has the external Disk-IIc 5-1/4" floppy drive.
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