Macintosh LC III

Introduced: February 1993
Terminated: February 1994


The Macintosh LC III offered many advancements that were missing in the LC II.  It ran a 68030 processor at 25MHz.  The hard drive came with between 80 and 160MB of space.  The 4MB of RAM was upgradeable to 36MB.  It included a PDS slot that had been redesigned for the LC III.


The LC II was one of the most competitively priced Macintoshes at $750.  It also included a number of upgrades over the LC II.  The LC III ran at the same speed as the much more expensive IIci.

The Macintosh LC III was also sold as the Performa 460, 466 and 467.  The only difference in these models was an increased processor speed.


Processor: Motorola 68030
Processor Speed: 25 MHz
Cache: 0.5 k L1
System Bus: 25 MHz
Hard Drive: 80 - 160 MB
Media: 1.44 MB floppy
Weight and Dimensions (US): 8.8 lbs., 2.9” H x 12.2” W x 15.3” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 4 kg, 7.4 cm H x 31 cm W x 38.9 cm D
Original Mac OS: System 7.0.1 (System Enabler 003)
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS 7.6.1
Firmware: Macintosh ROM
Model Number:—
Logicboard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 36 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 1 - 72 pin SIMM
Minimum RAM Speed: 80 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: None
Graphics Memory: 512 k (upgradeable to 768 k via one socket)
Built-in Display:—
Display Connection: DB-15
Expansion Slots: 1 LC III PDS
Hard Drive Bus: SCSI
Backup Battery: 3.6 V Lithium
Max Watts: 50 W
Ethernet: None
Modem: None
ADB: 1
Serial: 2
SCSI: 1 - DB-25
USB: None
FireWire: None
Audio In: mono 8 bit
Audio Out: mono 8 bit (built-in speaker)


The Macintosh LC III was introduced in February of 1993 and discontinued a year later.



  • If I’m not mistaken this was the first Mac to use 72-pin SIMMs, Right?  -GAR Labs

    Garlabs had this to say on Aug 17, 2011 Posts: 16
  • @ Garlabs - I agree. Oferty pracy w Koszalinie

    Alpina had this to say on Nov 22, 2011 Posts: 154
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