Macintosh Color Classic

The Macintosh Color Classic is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from February 1993 to May 1995 (until January 1998 in PAL markets). It has an "all-in-one PC" design, with a small, integrated 10" Sony Trinitron display with a resolution of 512 × 384 pixels.

The Color Classic is the last model of the Macintosh's original compact style. The successor was then the larger Macintosh LC 500 and Power Macintosh 5200

The name of the system is printed on the front on a removable front. This allows the correct spelling for the other markets (Colour Computer) as well as if it has a faster processor (33 MHz instead of 16 MHz) and it actually becomes a Color Classic II.

The Color Classic was not really a great success. The computer came out in 1993 and performed slowly for the processor that the computer has. The addition of color to a Macintosh had also been done a few years earlier with the Macintosh II, which were usually also used with monitors larger than 10". The computer also turned out to be very pricey ($1400) so all in all, a slow computer with a small display for a lot of money.

These days they are hard to come by, mainly because the battery can do a lot of damage if not removed in time.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Release Date
February 1993
Motorola 68030 @ 16 MHz
Operation System
System 7.1

Museum Collection

Set up interactively in the 90s area.
Collection Serial code Owner
Macintosh Color Classic SG31555DC2D Jelle Koot