What kind of computer is the Apple IIGS?

What kind of computer is the Apple IIGS?

The Apple IIGS (styled as IIGS), the fifth and most powerful model of the Apple II family, is a 16-bit personal computer produced by Apple Computer, Inc. While featuring the Macintosh look and feel, and capabilities similar to the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, it still remains backwards compatible with earlier Apple II models.

What kind of synthesizer does the Apple IIGS use?

The Apple IIGS’s sound is provided by an Ensoniq 5503 DOC wavetable synthesis chip designed by Bob Yannes, creator of the SID synthesizer chip used in the Commodore 64. The ES5503 DOC is the same chip used in Ensoniq Mirage and Ensoniq ESQ-1 professional-grade synthesizers.

How much does it cost to upgrade an Apple IIe keyboard?

The upgrade cost US$500, plus the trade-in of the user’s existing Apple IIe motherboard. It did not include a mouse, and the keyboard, although functional, lacked a numeric keypad and did not mimic all the features and functions of the Apple Desktop Bus keyboard.

Do IIGS motherboards have electrical connections for the keyboard?

Original IIGS motherboards (those produced between 1986 and mid-1989) have electrical connections for the IIe power supply and keyboard present, although only about half of those produced have the physical plug connectors factory-presoldered in, which were mostly reserved for the upgrade kits.

Why does the PC Transporter use Apple’s memory?

It used some of the main Apple memory for the interface code that lets the PC Transporter communicate with the hardware. The PC Transporter underwent some minor hardware changes and several sets of software changes (mostly bug fixes but a few new features).

Does the IIGS support booting from an AppleShare server?

The IIGS also supports booting from an AppleShare server, via the AppleTalk protocol, over LocalTalk cabling. When the Apple IIe Workstation Card was introduced, this capability was given to the IIe.

What input devices did the Apple IIGS have?

The Apple IIGS was capable of connecting via at least a 28.8K modem. The primary input device for the Apple II was, of course, the built-in keyboard. There were expanded keyboards available for the II and II Plus, bypassing the uppercase-only limit.