A prototype of a Macintosh LC

Seen on Reddit, a prototype of the Macintosh LC. It has a slightly different front panel (notably the floppy drive door) and a motherboard that also differs from the commercial version.

I’m sharing some photos of the prototype, followed by one of a Macintosh LC found at work.

Front of the Mac, with a different floppy drive

Motherboard of the machine

We can clearly see the differences on the front panel, especially on the floppy drive. Regarding the motherboard, it’s quite similar but some components (like the RAM slots) are relocated. The final motherboard also has a slot for a video memory module, which is absent in this prototype.