Released in early 1990, the Apple Macintosh IIfx was the fastest, the largest, and the most powerful of the classic ’80s beige Macs. the Macintosh II-line, characterized by expandability via NuBus and PDS slots, a wide array of Apple-branded peripherals, and a broad selection of software, in particular image and video editors. The synergy of quality though proprietary hardware and professional software established Apple Computers as the PC of creative professionals. (An interesting fact: the IIfx was released one month after the release of Photoshop 1.0, and since then Apple Computers and Photoshop have been inseparable).
Although forgotten today, under the tide of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and iTunes, the entire Macintosh II-line was released and discontinued years after Steve Jobs was fired from Apple and years before his return.