Apple IIGS – Vintage System Review

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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The Apple II was one of the first major successes in personal computing, and as a result Apple released several variants, culminating in the IIGS in 1986. Although soon phased out in favor of the Macintosh, the IIGS was a worthwhile machine for years. But is it still worth owning to a current collector of vintage computers? This is an overview of the history, hardware, and software of the IIGS from the perspective of a classic computer collector. How do the pros and cons stack up, and is it worth getting a IIGS over other, more popular 16-bit 80’s computers?

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5 comments on “Apple IIGS – Vintage System Review

  1. Damian says:

    Love the shirt

  2. Wonderful review … really well done.

  3. Gemini says:

    I think I have less experience with the Apple II line of systems than any other person on the face of the planet interested in retro-computer stuff. My Apple II experience is limited to about two 10-minute gaming sessions in elementary school.
    .
    …yeah… ^_^;

  4. Shagittarius says:

    Apple IIes were good places to hide contraband from your parents. My parents were clueless when it came to electronics and would never dare to open it.

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