I remember coming in contact with some CCs back when I was in college in the mid-90s. I really fell in love with them, but I was disappointed when I found out that they were severely crippled compared to the CCII, which was never sold in the US from what I've read. Nevertheless, the CCs were a great culmination to the compact Mac line, IMO.
I have several compact Macs. Actually, I have most of the models made. But, the ones I love the most are:
- SE/30, because it is by far the zippiest I've used. Faster than the later Classic II and the Performa.
- Color Classic, and I currently use it as an Apple IIe. I have the IIe card installed. The small color screen is cool!
Does a Compact Performa exist ?
Well, I like the little guys, too - having only one.
But can any of these compete with a 275MHz model, a few years younger?
The SE/30 can be made a PowerMac, as someone told me many years ago.
There is no visible border between late Performas and early PowerMacs.
picture above, see the link : ....yamanaka.com/new/shop/auction/5210files/naoki_yamanaka... Released only in Japan, the Color Classic II improved on the original Color Classic by doubling both the processor speed to 33 MHz and the data path to 32-bit. Also added was stereo sound output.
i regret, i do not have a one
i have 3 (working) color classic's,
one with a sonnet presto plus accelerator card