MattPilz Posted October 22, 2021 Share Posted October 22, 2021 Here's something you don't see every day. I was gifted this by a former member of an Apple computer club I'm affiliated with. It actually came close to ending up at an electronic recycling event had we not gotten in contact. A bit of a trek getting it, but certainly worth it. This is the mostly unheard of IIe to IIgs upgrade model that was a $499 service through Apple in 1987. An Apple-authorized dealer would swap the IIe board with a IIgs board and subtly modified case to give users the new hardware performance while retaining the original IIe shell. This wasn't a popular option considering it required they sacrifice the IIe board and still purchase all the IIgs peripherals separately. I have done some modifications to this one including an Uthernet for network capability, internal SNES controller adapter (currently of limited use but works with PETSCII Robots), a 8MB RAM expansion and a ReActiveMicro Drive/Turbo for storage. And of course replaced the internal battery with an external battery holder. 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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