Macintosh IIvx

Introduced: October 1992
Terminated: October 1993


The Macintosh IIvx was the last of the Macintosh II line.  It ran on a Motorola 68030 processor at speeds of 32MHz.  The hard drive sizes ranged from 40-400MB.  It had a 1.44MB floppy drive and an optional 2x CD-ROM drive.

The 4MB RAM was expandable to 68MB.  The Macintosh IIvx had 3 NuBus slots, a graphics memory of between 512K and 1MB.


The last Macintosh II had the first built-in CD-ROM drive of any Macintosh.  Unfortunately, the rush to production meant that the 16MHz bus effectively cut the processor speed in half.  Even though it performed well, the Macintosh IIvx was discontinued less than a year after its introduction because there were new Macintoshes that performed better and cost less.  Those who purchased the Macintosh IIvx at $2,950 were not happy with the computer becoming obsolete so quickly.  A long running joke is that people who purchase an expensive Macintosh that becomes obsolete have been “IIvxed”.


Macintosh IIvx


Processor: Motorola 68030
Processor Speed: 32 MHz
Cache: 0.5 k L1, 32k L2
System Bus: 16 MHz
Hard Drive: 40 - 400 MB
Media: 1.44 MB floppy, Optional 2x CD-ROM
Weight and Dimensions (US): 35 lbs., 6” H x 13” W x 16.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 15.9 kg, 15.2 cm H x 33 cm W x 41.9 cm D
Original Mac OS: System 7.1
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS 7.6.1
Firmware: Macintosh ROM
Model Number:—
Logicboard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 68 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 4 - 30 pin SIMMs (Groups of 4)
Minimum RAM Speed: 80 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: None
Graphics Memory: 512 k - 1 MB (two sockets)
Built-in Display:—
Display Connection: DB-15
Expansion Slots: 3 NuBus, 1 PDS
Hard Drive Bus: SCSI
Backup Battery: 3.6 V Lithium
Max Watts: 230 W
Ethernet: None
Modem: None
ADB: 2
Serial: 2
SCSI: 1 - DB-25
USB: None
FireWire: None
Audio In: mono 8 bit
Audio Out: mono 8 bit


The Macintosh IIvx was introduced in October of 1992 and discontinued just a year later.



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