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Apple ColorMonitor IIc Explained

On September 1st, 1985, Apple introduced the Apple ColorMonitor IIc as part of their Apple Monitor series. The 13-inch RGB color monitor was designed, manufactured, and sold by the company, and had a starting price of $399.

The new monitor was specifically designed for use with Apple II, Apple II Plus, and Apple IIc computers. It featured an impressive 80-column text and graphics display and was capable of displaying 16 colors or monochrome images. The monitor also featured an RCA-style phono jack connection, making it easy to connect to other devices.

Later on, the Apple ColorMonitor IIc was rebranded as the AppleColor Composite Monitor IIc, but it retained the same specifications and price. Even though it’s 38 years old today, the monitor still holds a special place in the hearts of many Apple enthusiasts and is considered a classic piece of technology.

The Apple ColorMonitor IIc was a significant milestone in Apple’s history of producing high-quality displays. It was a popular choice among users at the time and still holds a nostalgic value for those who remember using it in the past. The monitor’s longevity is a testament to Apple’s dedication to producing durable and reliable technology.

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Apple ColorMonitor IIc Details

IntroducedSeptember 1, 1985
Order NumberA2M4043 (ColorMonitor IIc)
Unknown (AppleColor Composite Monitor IIc)
Weight27.5 Ibs.
12.473 KG
Dimensions12.4” H x 13.4” W x 14.4” D
31.49 cm H x 34.03 cm W x 36.57 cm D

System Requirements

  • Apple II, Apple II Plus, or Apple IIc

Display Specs

Viewable Area13″
Colors16 colors or monochrome
ResolutionsUp to 640 x 200 pixels
Text Display80 columns by 24 rows (monochrome)
40 columns by 24 rows (color)
Viewing AngleUnknown
Contrast RatioUnknown
Response TimeUnknown
Pixel Pitch0.52 mm
Pixel DensityUnknown


ConnectionRCA-style phono jack


Maximum Continuous Power75 W

Further Reading and References

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Last updated: March 16, 2023