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Macintosh 512KE/Plus Review
Macintosh 512KE/Plus Review
Published: 2015/03/01
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Macintosh 512Ke Review
Macintosh 512Ke Review
Published: 2010/08/21
Channel: Your Geek Needs
Bricando com um Macintosh 512Ke (1985)
Bricando com um Macintosh 512Ke (1985)
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: Clube do Hardware
Macintosh 512kE Floppy Problem
Macintosh 512kE Floppy Problem
Published: 2013/03/13
Channel: TekKades
Macintosh 512Ke Boot
Macintosh 512Ke Boot
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: MacintoshPlus1MB
Throwback: Original Macintosh 128k
Throwback: Original Macintosh 128k
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: RickMakes
My Macintosh 512Ke
My Macintosh 512Ke
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Nerd Killer
The Apple Macintosh 128k (with 512ke upgrade): As seen in Tezza
The Apple Macintosh 128k (with 512ke upgrade): As seen in Tezza's classic computer collection
Published: 2013/06/13
Channel: Terry Stewart
Web Browsing on the Macintosh 128k System
Web Browsing on the Macintosh 128k System
Published: 2014/07/06
Channel: Micheal McCabe
Apple Macintosh 128k (1984) Start Up and Demonstration
Apple Macintosh 128k (1984) Start Up and Demonstration
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Jason's Macintosh Museum
Original Apple Macintosh 128K Motherboard (c) 1983 - The Legend!
Original Apple Macintosh 128K Motherboard (c) 1983 - The Legend!
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: QLvsJAGUAR
Macintosh 128k! (The First Macintosh)
Macintosh 128k! (The First Macintosh)
Published: 2012/10/01
Channel: MacintoshPlus1MB
Computer Chronicles : The Macintosh 128k (Part 1 of 2)
Computer Chronicles : The Macintosh 128k (Part 1 of 2)
Published: 2013/07/06
Channel: s devrim
Apple Macintosh 128k (1984) Full Tour
Apple Macintosh 128k (1984) Full Tour
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Jason's Macintosh Museum
Macintosh 128k Boot
Macintosh 128k Boot
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: MacintoshPlus1MB
| Legacy AppleShare | 512Ke - iMac G4 |
| Legacy AppleShare | 512Ke - iMac G4 |
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: AppleTalker
Problems with vintage Macintosh Portable
Problems with vintage Macintosh Portable
Published: 2013/12/30
Channel: danstacey1986
Mac 512ke failing to open a .sea
Mac 512ke failing to open a .sea
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: John Miller
Macintosh 512kE Floppy Problem
Macintosh 512kE Floppy Problem
Published: 2013/08/02
Channel: Anne Rice
Macintosh 512k Enhanced
Macintosh 512k Enhanced
Published: 2009/10/06
Channel: John Miller
Macintosh 512Ke startup Part 1
Macintosh 512Ke startup Part 1
Published: 2014/01/12
Channel: Bunpot Thanaboonsombut
Mac 512K talks to Siri, requests directory listing and files.
Mac 512K talks to Siri, requests directory listing and files.
Published: 2013/03/11
Channel: napabar
Macintosh 512Ke startup Part 2
Macintosh 512Ke startup Part 2
Published: 2014/01/12
Channel: Bunpot Thanaboonsombut
Apple Mac Museum New York City
Apple Mac Museum New York City
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Greg Kocis YT
Mac 512ke Printing Radiation Symbol
Mac 512ke Printing Radiation Symbol
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: John Miller
History of Apple Computers - part 1 - All In Ones (1983-2010)
History of Apple Computers - part 1 - All In Ones (1983-2010)
Published: 2010/06/13
Channel: Psivewri
Mac 512K shares files with iMac.
Mac 512K shares files with iMac.
Published: 2010/09/15
Channel: napabar
Macintosh 128k/ Original Macintosh
Macintosh 128k/ Original Macintosh
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: Alexs Apple Orchard
Macintosh SE Floppy issues (Recorded July 5th 2017)
Macintosh SE Floppy issues (Recorded July 5th 2017)
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: DJComputerguy
Apple Watch to Mac 512K
Apple Watch to Mac 512K
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: napabar
Macintosh 128k
Macintosh 128k
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: papaipafi
Mac 512k restore project -- Part 5 --  Macintosh Sony 800k floppy disk drive repair attempt!!
Mac 512k restore project -- Part 5 -- Macintosh Sony 800k floppy disk drive repair attempt!!
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: VintageTech
The Macintosh SE/30 (and the Macintosh Classic II): As seen in Tezza
The Macintosh SE/30 (and the Macintosh Classic II): As seen in Tezza's classic computer collection
Published: 2013/08/19
Channel: Terry Stewart
Power Macintosh
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Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: Corbin Cooper
512K SCSI
512K SCSI
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: olepigeon
Repairing an old Mac Floppy Drive
Repairing an old Mac Floppy Drive
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: Xodium
Macintosh Plus
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Published: 2013/09/28
Channel: Felix Snowcat
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Published: 2011/08/03
Channel: Mifu Der
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Apple Macintosh Office ad You Could 1985
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Osamu Sato
Video 1 of 7 - Macintosh 512k power on test
Video 1 of 7 - Macintosh 512k power on test
Published: 2009/08/19
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Macintosh 128k
Macintosh 128k
Published: 2012/01/02
Channel: Cameron Preston
Mac Classic
Mac Classic
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: matemon
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Macintosh classic
Published: 2011/06/13
Channel: AllAbootMacs
Macintosh 512k
Macintosh 512k
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: dbrennan5876
Apple Macintosh 128k Upgrade Plus 1mb - Avvio e demo System 7
Apple Macintosh 128k Upgrade Plus 1mb - Avvio e demo System 7
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: Enzo45s
Original 1984 Apple Macintosh 128k Computer - 2014 Startup
Original 1984 Apple Macintosh 128k Computer - 2014 Startup
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: Nick Knack
Macintosh Plus
Macintosh Plus
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: Giovane de Santana
¿QUÉ HAY DENTRO DE UNA MAC POWERPC G3? - www.logeek.net
¿QUÉ HAY DENTRO DE UNA MAC POWERPC G3? - www.logeek.net
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: leojavito ☆ logeek.net
Macintosh 128
Macintosh 128
Published: 2007/11/13
Channel: macosx91
Brincando com um Macintosh Plus (1986) com HD Externo
Brincando com um Macintosh Plus (1986) com HD Externo
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: Clube do Hardware
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Macintosh 512Ke
Apple 512k.jpg
Also known as M0001E
Release date April 14, 1986; 31 years ago (1986-04-14)
Introductory price US$2,000 (equivalent to $4,370 in 2016)
Discontinued September 1, 1987 (1987-09-01)
Operating system 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.0, 4.1,[1] 4.2, 4.3, 6.0-6.0.8
CPU Motorola 68000 @ 8 MHz
Memory 512 KB RAM (built-in)
Predecessor Macintosh 512K
Successor Macintosh SE
Macintosh Plus

The Macintosh 512K enhanced (512Ke) was introduced in April 1986 as a cheaper alternative to the top-of-the-line Macintosh Plus, which had debuted three months previously.[2] It was the same as the Macintosh 512K but with the 800K disk drive and 128K of ROM used in the Macintosh Plus. Like its predecessors, there was little room for expansion. Some companies did create memory upgrades that served to bring the machine up to 2 MB or more. It was the earliest Macintosh model able to run System Software 6. It was also the earliest that could be used as an AppleShare server and, with a bridge Mac, communicate with modern devices.[3]

Model differences[edit]

Originally, the case was identical to its predecessor, except for the model number listed on the rear bucket's agency approval label. It used the same beige-like color as well. But like the Macintosh Plus, in 1987 the 512Ke adopted the standard Apple "Platinum" color, as well as the same case-front design as the Plus (without the name), though keeping its original rear bucket. Later in its lifespan, the 512Ke was discounted and offered to the educational market, badged as the Macintosh ED (M0001D & later M0001ED).[citation needed]

The 512Ke shipped with the original short Macintosh Keyboard, but the extended Macintosh Plus Keyboard with built-in numeric keypad could be purchased optionally.[4] A version of the 512Ke only sold outside of North America included the full keyboard and was marketed as the Macintosh 512K/800.[5] Later, the larger keyboard would be included as standard in North America as well.

Although the 512Ke included the same 128K ROMs and 800K disk drive as the Mac Plus, the 512Ke retained the same port connectors as the original Mac. For this reason, 512Ke users' only hard disk option was the slower, floppy-port-based Hard Disk 20, or similar products for the serial port, even though the 512Ke ROMs contained the "SCSI Manager" software that enabled the use of faster SCSI hard disks (because the ROMs are the same as the ones used in the Mac Plus which does have a SCSI port). Apple did point users to certain third-party products which could be added to the 512Ke to provide a SCSI port.[6]

Official upgrades[edit]

A Macintosh 512K could be upgraded to a 512Ke by purchasing and installing Apple's $299 Macintosh Plus Disk Drive Kit. This included the following:

  • 800 KB double-sided floppy disk drive to replace the original 400 kB single-sided drive
  • 128 KB ROM chips to replace original 64 KB ROM
  • Macintosh Plus System Tools disk with updated system software
  • Installation guide

One further upgrade made by Apple replaced the logic board and the rear case (to accommodate the different port configuration) with those of the Macintosh Plus, which change added built-in SCSI functionality and up to 4MB RAM. Because Apple's official upgrades were costly, many third-party manufacturers offered add-on SCSI cards, as well as RAM upgrades, to achieve the same functionality. The new ROM allowed the computer to run much newer system and application software, and, though it loaded more data into RAM, it only slightly decreased the amount of available memory – by 1.5K, leaving well over 370K available for applications.[7][8]

System software[edit]

After June 1986, the 512Ke shipped with System 3.2. After it was discontinued, Apple changed the recommended OS for the 512Ke to System 4.1. System 6.0.8 is the maximum OS for the 512Ke.[9]

Timeline of compact Macintosh models

Power Macintosh Macintosh LC 520#LC 520 PowerBook Macintosh LC Macintosh Portable Macintosh II Apple IIe Macintosh Color Classic Macintosh Classic II Macintosh Color Classic Macintosh SE/30 Macintosh Classic Macintosh Plus Macintosh SE FDHD Macintosh Plus Macintosh XL Macintosh SE Macintosh 512Ke Apple Lisa Macintosh 128K Macintosh 512K

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