Macintosh Portable: External Video Adapter Canceled (6/96)
Whatever happened to the promised Macintosh Portable video adapter?
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In September of 1989, when Apple introduced the Macintosh Portable, Apple
announced they intended to ship a video adapter which would let users take
advantage of external displays.
Since that time, a variety of developers have introduced products which
provide the external video functionality customers require. For that
reason, Apple decided not to offer a video adapter.
Customers in need of external video support have a wide range of products
to choose from, including:
Sayett Technology's DataShow, an overhead viewplate that connects
directly to the Portable's Video Out port
Aura System's ScuzzyGraph II, which enables customers to use the
Macintosh Portable with a color monitor
Generation Systems' Portable Publisher, which lets Portable users take
advantage of the Apple High Resolution Monochrome Monitor, Portrait
Display, and Two-Page Display.
The above is a sample of the products and capabilities currently available
to Macintosh Portable customers, and we anticipate other third-party video
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Published Date: Feb 20, 2012