Posted on April 2, 2013
The new toy: Apple //c plus
In the mid ’80s the Apple //c were at their height of their popularity. Their size, design and all in one functionality gave them an edge, but with the arrival of the Macintosh and the Apple IIGS, the management team at Cupertino decided to enhance he model adding higher drive capacity (800k 3.5 disk) and a faster processor (4 Mhz) plus adding the power supply internally, no more “brick on a leash” as they called it.
Because this model is scarce and expensive, I had not bought one. Also one if its drawbacks was the enhanced speed that made the games practically unplayable, and all the games come in 5.25 disks so also needs an external floppy drive.
Finally somebody offered me a //c+ at a great price, and quickly i acquired it. When it arrived, it was completely yellow and really dirty, i think the previous owner had it stored.
Here are some Before and after Photos:
I’m very happy with my new toy. It is really fast, excellent quality, a different keyboard style and best of all, I have two computers to experiment with.