Advertised as being fully compatible with the Apple IIc
, this Apple clone
was also partially compatible with the Apple II
and the IIe
Franklin ACE 500 Features:
Motorola 65C02 CPU
256K of RAM (expandable to 512k)
Built-in 5.25" floppy drive
RGB and composite video inputs
The ACE 500 was a nifty little machine that was probably better than the IIc. It came in a sleek black case and featured a pretty nice keyboard for that era.
Franklin was sued in 1982 by Apple for copyright and patent infringement. Apple won the landmark case on August 30, 1983 and Franklin soon ceased making computers entirely.