|Manufacturer||Apple Computer Co.|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|RAM||4K to 48K|
|OS Options||Apple DOS|
|Notes||The Apple ][ was the second machine in the Apple line. It was based on the apple 1 but added a case, keyboard and built-in graphics support.|
|Related Items in Collection||Disk drives, documentation, software, Franklin Ace 1000 and Franklin Ace 1200 clone systems, various later Apple models.|
|Related Items Wanted||Apple 1, additional software, etc.|
Introduced in 1977, the Apple ][ upped the ante on the Apple 1 by including a nice case, a quality keyboard and built-in color graphics and Integer BASIC in ROM. The machine had 8 slots and was expandable through them for additional functionality.
The Apple keyboard was nice for the day, but the return key was small and was right next to the reset key. This always caused me problems.
This Apple ][ came with an interesting add-on that I couldn't bring myself to remove - a nice solar calculator glued onto the case! I'm sure I could get it off easily enough, but I liked the irony of leaving it on.
The system came with a full set of documentation as well. It's a later Apple ][ so the "Red Book" wasn't part of the package.
This Apple ][ was generously donated by Ruth Standley.