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Offline geforceg4

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battle of the compact 68030's
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:14:24 PM »

if u had a chance to get either the classic II (1991)
its just the classic II not the colour classic..

or the SE/30 (1989)
which would you get???

arent these machines pretty close in capabilities?
once machine released in 91, the other in 89..  does newer = better?

now i know the SE/30 is referred to as the most desireable + capable compact mac
but the classic II has the same cpu specs (68030 @ 16mhz)

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Re: battle of the compact 68030's
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 05:54:59 AM »
The Macintosh Classic II model has a 32-bit processor. But It has a 16-bit data path.
The Macintosh SE/30 has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path.

The SE/30 was a hit , a really beautiful and powerful machine at its time but really expensive. Another great compact mac was the Color Classic II but I haven't seen a real one by myself ...
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 01:32:20 PM by MacTron »
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Re: battle of the compact 68030's
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 01:49:53 PM »
The SE/30 has the additional advantage of having a PDS slot for all kinds of expansion cards. And it supports a whole lot more RAM than the Classic II, which was essentially an all-in-one LC II. The SE/30 was more like a Mac II minus NuBus slots, at least from what it could do and how much it cost.