We got rid of our 17-year old Macintosh LC yesterday. It was an absolute beast of a machine, with a 16 MHz 68020 processor, 4 Mb of RAM and a 40 Mb HD (and cost a rather unbelievable £1727 back in 1990 — including a 12-inch colour monitor, ImageWriter II and MacWrite II). My dad used it for word processing and a bit of Tetris right up to when its power supply packed up a couple of weeks ago. I think this was mainly because it booted in 19 seconds, which is marginally faster than my MacBook Pro! Check these out:
That’s what 512 Kb of VRAM (top) and 1 Mb of RAM looked like in 1990. Amazing how things progress…

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