4-bit color is a color depth that can allow for up to 4 grays, or 4 colors assigned by a color lookup table (CLUT). This is referred to as "4 colors" on classic Macintosh systems, and the CGA standard by PC users.
Color palettes[edit | edit source]
When the cost of video RAM was high, early computers used color palettes to improve the appearance of graphics with a limited number of colors.
Apple Computer[edit | edit source]
Though Apple Computer's early Macintosh systems supported a 4-color or grayscale mode, most were capable of displaying more colors. The only system to ship with a maximum 2-bit display configuration was the PowerBook 150.
IBM[edit | edit source]
NeXT[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Macintosh PowerBook 150: Technical Specifications, Apple Support. 2017-07-26.
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