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    What would be the best Mac to use with an Apple IIe card and the PowerCD?

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    LC III would be a good common and small unit to install it in (make sure you have the needed cabled).
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    Yeah, any of the older beige Macs would work great. If you can find one, a Quadra 605 would be a nice small machine (same basic footprint as the LC III, but with a more powerful processor.) A Quadra 700 might be good, too. Fairly small footprint, and built-in Ethernet (although you'd need an AAUI-to-10BaseT adapter.)

    One warning on the PowerCD: It requires the custom PowerCD driver, it won't work with the standard Apple CD driver.
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    So what do you think would be the best monitor to go with said best Mac? Could a VGA monitor hooked up with the DB15 to VGA15 adapter be used?
    Last edited by lyonadmiral; December 30th, 2009 at 07:38 AM.

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    I don't think a Quadra 700 has the LC PDS slot (Quadra PDS is different) so the IIe card will not work.

    Yes you can use the DB15 to VGA adapters (on the video end of the IIe cable), just dont expect better then VGA from a LC type machine with built in video (and you need the mac video end to connect the IIe cable to).
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    Whoops, somehow missed that it was a IIe card; thought he meant to use along with a real physical IIe.

    Yeah, an LC III would be the best; and if you can find the old matching 13" 640x480 display, that would be even better. (Or even the 12" display, if you don't mind the lower 512x384 resolution.)
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    Where would be the best place to find that old 13" display, what would I look for in terms of marketing name if I wanted to look on eBay?

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    One last thing, does anyone know what model keyboard/mouse the LC III came with?

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    I have an old apple monitor. It's a little over 13" and it has a maximum resolution of 1024x768 according to Wikipedia.

    It's the "apple multiple scan 15 display".

    If that will work for you, there's a possibility that I could ship it to you at the price of shipping, but I would also like some sort of apple ][ accessory (or any small electronic tidbits) for my time in that case. I won't be picky about that.

    PM me about it if you think that would work well for you. I cannot guarantee that I could ship to you it in a hurry, but I wouldn't slack off about it either.

    Edit: If I'm not mistaken, it shipped with the "Apple Keyboard II" (M0487) and the corresponding "Apple Desktop Bus Mouse II".
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    Anything ADB will work on an LCIII. There are a few 13" 640x480 monitors out there. I have one that is Apple brand, another that is Labled MIRROR and is a PC monitor with a VGA to Mac video adapter. 13" monitors are small enough that shipping charges are not too bad.

    If you cannot find any locally (they are kind of old) let me know and I might sell one of mine (I have a bunch of ADB keyboards and mice as well).
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