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Apple II clones

This page is dedicated to all the unclassifiable Apple II compatible computers. There were numerous models, mainly produced in the Far East, but also in Europe, the USA and South America.

Some of them bore exotic names like Lemon, Orange, Peach or Pineapple, while other were simply no-name systems. In most cases the mainboard and the case were pretty similar to that of the original Apple II. However, the manufacturers often attempted to offer an additional technical feature to distinguish them from the competition, be it a better sound generator, a built-in floppy drive controller or a second Z80 processor. Clone makers also produced copies of the best-selling Apple cards: FDD controller, serial, I/O and Parallel, CPM card, etc..

The model shown has probably lost its label but was called the Lazar II. It was made in Taiwan and mainly sold in Germany. It was a typical Apple II+ clone with the same case, the same power supply unit, a slightly improved main board (see 'More pictures') and a larger loudspeaker. Like all the Apple clones, it used a copy of the AppleSoft ROMs in which an 'Hello' replaced the 'Apple ][' greeting.


This page is open for your Apple II clones. If you have such an obscure model, let us know, we will be glad to add it.

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
NAME  Apple II clones
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Taïwan
YEAR  1984
END OF PRODUCTION  Up to around 1990
KEYBOARD  Generally with a numeric keypad and arrow keys
CPU  6502
CO-PROCESSOR  Sometimes a Z80
RAM  64 KB
ROM  12 KB
TEXT MODES  40 x 24, 80 x 24 (with 80-column card)
GRAPHIC MODES  40 x 40-48 (16 colours), 280 x 192 (6 colours)
SOUND  One-channel loudspeaker
I/O PORTS  Tape recorder In/Out jacks, composite video, Analogue joysticks
PERIPHERALS  Same as the Apple II family
PRICE  Always cheaper than the model

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