No doubt about it.
- CPU: 25 MHz 68030
- FPU: 68882
- 2.05, MacBench 2.0 CPU; 6.98, Speedometer 3.06; 0.40, Speedometer 4; 6.3 MIPS
- ROM: 512 KB
- RAM: 1 MB, expandable to 128 MB using 4-SIMM banks of 80ns 30-pin memory; can use 256 KB, 512 KB, 1 MB, 2 MB, 4 MB, 8 MB, and 16 MB SIMMs (I had 8MB RAM total)
- L2 cache: optional, later 32 KB standard
Paid just over $8,000 for it with a 40MB HD.
There was nothing, and yes, I repeat nothing, that it couldn't do that my current San Diego 3700 can do. I'm not talking about putting up huge benchmark numbers or playing Crysis. I'm talking about actual real work throughput. I designed, typeset and laid out entire very complex magazines cover to cover with that IIci and it didn't take me any longer than it does today. I dunno if the 25MHz version of the 68030 was sprinkled with fairy dust, but it was astoundingly fast and responsive.
That was one magnificent computer!