I'm putting together an Apple II system as a gift. A reunion gift more or less. I have about 6 weeks to spec it out and gather the parts. Some of which I have laying around, some I need to purchase. This is for a user that had at one time had one. But has not used one in like 20 years.
In order to maximize the Apple II experience I was thinking of:
An Enhanced //e or a Platinum //e
Grappler+ Parallel printer interface
2 Disk II drives + interface
TimeMaster II H.O.
Joystick and Paddles
Amdek 300 Monitor or Apple Color Monitor
Box of cables and disks and a few manuals
I thought about going the IIgs route as I have several of those. But it seems far more interest was expressed in a plain old //e.
I believe this to be the optimal bang-for-the-buck and most-easily "put-together" configuration. I'm open to suggestions to fine tune this, either delete something, or add something.