I picked up an Apple II clone system locally last week for $50 CAD (~$40 USD).
This is my first Apple II system, so I went into this knowing nothing, thought I've read a ton in the last week!
It was listed as unknown condition "as-is". It came with:
- Zenith monochrome monitor
- Disk II clone (Labelled "Data Drive" on case, and "Shugart" inside the drive chassis)
- Unitron computer w/:
- 48k RAM
- 16k RAM expansion card (Is this the same as an Apple language card?)
- parallel printer card
- 80 column video card
- floppy drive controller card
The base computer and monitor seem to work perfectly. The drive seems to function mechanically, but I don't have any Apple II formatted disks to test the drive with. I managed to get ADTPro bootstrapped using the tape ports, but I'm getting errors when using it to format disks - still working on that.
This is my first real exposure to an "Apple II" system, and I can see why this hardware had/has a loyal following. I've never seen a computer quite like this before. It's like something build by and for a hardware hobbyist... everything is labelled and socketed, and it has basically no custom ICs at all - it's like an "open source" computer - very cool!
Anyway, I took some pictures when I disassembled it for cleaning and thought you guys might find them of interest.