Selling almost half a million units in its first year (at a retail price of
$1300 US) this 1 MHz 65C02 processor based computer was very
successful. It was portable and was essentially the Apple IIe without
expansion slots. By building in things like an 80 column display
and 128 K of RAM, the argument was that the IIc didn't really need
to be upgraded if you used it for specific purposes. There was also
a special 9" monitor available for the unit. It can also be seen in the
movie 2010 being used by a man on the beach. By running the
command "100 IN #5 : INPUT A$ : PRINT A$" you will find a
hidden easter egg.
Christian Krieg on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 While in Japan I worked extensively on this model in the mid-80ies. The problem was that it overheated regularly, so we opened the case, had a fan on the side for cooling purposes. It did all we needed, spreadsheets, book keeping, address lists.
Later I got a Bondwell (I have not found it on your list, was popular in Asia) which used 2 floppies (one for the program, one for your data), a real neat portable system. And I still have a Toshiba T1000LE with me here in Switzerland, though that was not as good in my opinion.
Anonymous on Saturday, September 13, 2008 Sales of the Apple IIE outsold the IIC after it was introduced, even though the IIC had more features.