The Macintosh 30th Anniversary


Macintosh 128The mouse was clunky, the keyboard was huge and the screen was grey-scale but it was one of the most classic and iconic personal computing. The original Macintosh was released exactly 30 years ago yesterday. It cost $2,495 which would be at least double that with inflation if purchased today. The computer was introduced with the famous 1984 Ridley Scott Super Bowl commercial. In just 4 months after release, 70,000 units were sold. Here are some of the specs:

  • Release Date: January 24, 1984
  • Price: $2,495
  • Processor Speed: 8 MHz
  • Standard RAM: 128k
  • Built-in Display: 9″ Monochrome
  • Native Resolution: 512×342
  • Standard Hard Drive: None
  • 3.5-inch floppy disk
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