As the company's first effort at building a portable computer, the Apple IIc was essentially a shrunken version of the Apple IIe. This 7.5-pound machine was designed as an upscale alternative to IBM's PCjr, which went on to become a commercial failure.
The Apple IIc, which sold for $1295, came with 128 KB of memory and a 1.023 MHz microprocessor. It improved on its predecessor by using a text display that could support characters resembling the icons found on machines with a graphical interface. Best of all, the machine was suited to beginners. Since it came with five built-in slot cards, including a Mouse Card and floppy drive controller card, the machine could be used right out of the box.
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