Category Archives: Apple IIc

Konttorikone-messut 1986

Konttorikone-messut (1986) was big retail show in downtown Helsinki, held in Messukuskus, Pasila.

These pictures are taken by unknown person and donated to me by Markku Jussila.

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The stand of Mustapörssi have also an sign “Apple II Forever” and clearly an Apple //c there for display. But in 1986, as the Macintosh had arrived (and possibly here, Macintosh Plus) the Desktop publishing was the new big thing and Apple ][‘s started to fade away from mainstream.

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Apple Computer stand and Mercantile Data Oy. What an nice big display there!

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Introducing the Macintosh Plus i assume?

km1986_4No Apple ][‘s to be seen anymore…

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Donation of Macintosh Plus?

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This picture is actually not releated to the topic itself, as this must be the first Macintosh 128k been given to the first owner (or intruction time) – but as this blog is not about Macintosh, i’ll just leave it here.. Historical importance is however valid.

Laser Shop!

Laser Shop sold Apple ][‘s as well, in this case, the Apple //c which got LOTS of ad’s in Microcomputer magazines trying getting back to the market. But.. Apple //c was quite expensive if you compare to the other 8-bits, like Commodore 64 or Spectrum whose ruled over the market before Amiga and then later Windows units.

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Z-RAM II for Apple IIc (Applied Engineering)

Nice ad for Applied Engineering “Z-RAM II” for Apple //c from Finnish microcomputer magazine “PRINTTI” which were just finally, scanned to PDF and can be found online.

Wonder how many of these actually were bought? I’ve never seen any so far.

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http://ae.applearchives.com/apple_c/z-ram_ultra_ii/z-ram_ultra_series_brochure.pdf

 

Update!
I managed recently found an Z-RAM II board! It was installed in German Apple //c (yet to be received).

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