Macintosh 128K

Macintosh 128K
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A Macintosh 128K with hardware
Also known asApple Macintosh
ManufacturerApple Computer, Inc.
Product familyCompact Macintosh
Release dateJanuary 24, 1984 (1984-01-24)[1][2]
Introductory priceUS$2,495 (equivalent to US$6,510 in 2021)
DiscontinuedOctober 1, 1985 (1985-10-01)[3]
Operating systemSystem Software 1.0[4]
CPUMotorola 68000 @ 7.8336 MHz (6 MHz effectively)[5]
Memory128 KB RAM (built-in)
Display9 in (23 cm) monochrome, 512 × 342
DimensionsHeight: 13.6 in (35 cm)
Width: 9.6 in (24 cm)
Depth: 10.9 in (28 cm)
Mass16.5 lb (7.5 kg)
PredecessorApple Lisa
SuccessorMacintosh 512K

The Apple Macintosh—later rebranded as the Macintosh 128K—is the original Apple Macintosh personal computer. It played a pivotal role in establishing desktop publishing as a general office function. The motherboard, a 9 in (23 cm) CRT monitor, and a floppy drive were housed in a beige case with integrated carrying handle; it came with a keyboard and single-button mouse. It sold for US$2,495 (equivalent to $6,508 in 2021). The Macintosh was introduced by a television commercial entitled "1984" shown during Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984[6] and directed by Ridley Scott. Sales of the Macintosh were strong from its initial release on January 24, 1984, and reached 70,000 units on May 3, 1984.[7] Upon the release of its successor, the Macintosh 512K, it was rebranded as the Macintosh 128K. The computer's model number was M0001.[8]

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  5. ^ Smith, Burrell C. (February 1984). "Macintosh System Architecture". BYTE. Vol. 9, no. 2. p. 32.
  6. ^ Burnham, David (March 4, 1984). "The computer, the consumer and privacy". The New York Times. Washington, D.C. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
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