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Apple IIe

Third model in the Apple II series of personal computers / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Apple IIe (styled as Apple //e) is the third model in the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer. It was released as the successor to the Apple II Plus. The e in the name stands for enhanced, referring to the fact that several popular features were now built-in that were formerly only available as upgrades or add-ons in earlier models. It is notable as the first Apple II to offer built-in lower-case and 80 columns text support, as well a full 64K RAM–all while reducing the total chip count from previous models by approximately 75%.

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Apple IIe
1984 case with British keyboard layout and Enhanced IIe upgrade sticker on power light
ManufacturerApple Computer
Product familyApple II series
Release dateJanuary 1983; 40 years ago (1983-01)
Introductory priceMain unit US$1,395 (equivalent to $4,100 in 2022).
US$1,995 ($5,860) included main unit with: Disk II and controller, Apple Monitor III and stand, and Extended 80-Column Text Card
DiscontinuedNovember 15, 1993; 30 years ago (1993-11-15)
Operating systemApple DOS 3.3[1][2]
CPUMOS Technology/Synertek 6502 @ 1.023 MHz (Original IIe)
NCR/GTE 65C02 @ 1.023 MHz (Enhanced IIe and Extended IIe)
Memory64 KB of RAM (up to 1 MB)
PredecessorApple II Plus
RelatedApple IIc

Improved expandability combined with the new features made for a very attractive general-purpose machine to first-time computer shoppers. As the last surviving model of the Apple II computer line before discontinuation, and having been manufactured and sold for nearly 11 years with relatively few changes, the IIe earned the distinction of being the longest-lived computer in Apple's history.

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