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Thread: Identifying a Lisa 2 vs a Macintosh XL

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    Default Identifying a Lisa 2 vs a Macintosh XL

    I have 2 old computers that I'd like to sell. I was under the impression that they are Apple Lisa 2's but as I've been researching I realized that the XL looks (identical?) I don't have any of the accessories, even a power cord. So I don't even know if they work.

    Can anyone tell me what these guys are?
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    I believe the only difference between a LISA II and MAC XL is software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenEG View Post
    I believe the only difference between a LISA II and MAC XL is software.
    Mac XL has the square pixel video mod, and different CPU eproms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenEG View Post
    I believe the only difference between a LISA II and MAC XL is software.
    That, in addition to the screen modification to give it square pixels, but that came later.

    Here are some Usenet threads on the Macintosh XL and its relation to the Lisa 2/10:

    The so-called "Macintosh" XL
    MacIntosh XL anti-distortion board
    APPLE RENAMES LISA COMPUTER AS MACINTOSH XL (scroll down, this is toward the bottom)

    Basically, the Macintosh XL is a Lisa 2/10, with 512K of RAM, 10 MB hard disk, 400K floppy, and MacWorks.

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