Mac II: Expandability Optional
The Mac II was kept secret from Steve Jobs
during development because similar products were stopped dead in their tracks at this stage—but it was publicly loved after release. The Mac II, released in March 1987, was a revolution. The first open, expandable Mac, options included two 800K floppy drives
, a hard drive, and 8-bit/256-color video at 640x480 (really, that was a Wow! at the time). The Mac II let users turn on the computer using the keyboard's
power key; that, too, was a first.
Image credit: René Speranza, silicium.org