Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 23 13:27:30 CDT 2010
--- On Sat, 10/23/10, leaknoil <leaknoil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually there is the IIe, Enhanced IIe, and Platinum. The
> Enhanced used a 65C02 with a few more instructions and
> became IIc software compatible. The Platinum was really just
> an Enhanced IIe with a better case and keypad. If you look
> in a IIe and see a 65C02 its "Enhanced" even if it doesn't
> have the sticker on the power light.
Yup. And a lot of machines were "Enhanced" without the official upgrade - just burn new ROMs and replace the processor. Much cheaper than the Apple upgrade kit. And then there are the other obscure versions of the IIe - the real early ones came in a case with the "velcro" closure just like the II+. Then the various european versions, etc. I didn't intend to post a be-all end-all guide to every II version - just an overview. I also didn't mention the Bell and Howell II+, or the other mainboard revisions of the II+.
> The ROM 03 Versions sell for a bit and there is a "Woz"
> signed case version that people like to think is rare but,
And, of course, if you're going for completionist - there is the IIgs upgrade to the IIe. It was a Rom 1 logic board with a replacement lower housing for a IIe that used the IIe's keyboard and plastic case. Also had a replacement badge for the cover to make it say IIgs.
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