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Original SIGNED Matching Number Working 1984 Macintosh - In Original Packaging! Collector's Quality!
Includes Original Keyboard, Mouse, plastic "Picasso" style case, Original Keyboard in "Picasso" keyboard container, Original Mouse in "Picasso" Mouse Container. ORIGINAL APPLE BOX WITH STYROFOAM PACKAGING, and much more!
This Macintosh has been professionally cleaned, inspected, tested, and serviced to ensure you receive a fully functional 1984 Macintosh M0001! Many of these you see will have non functioning disk drives or keyboards. Not this one! The computer has been fully inspected, tested, serviced and cleaned!
This machine is a very special 1984 Macintosh M0001 with the signatures of the design team on the inside of the case!Here's the background on the Macintosh itself:
The Macintosh was introduced by the now famous US$1.5 million television commercial by Ridley Scott, "1984", that most notably aired on CBS during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984. This Macintosh didn't have a model number - it was simply the Macintosh. There was no name on the front. Early 1984 Macintoshes simply said "Macintosh" on the back, while later ones were marked "Macintosh 128K" to distinguish them from the later Macintosh 512K.
Debuting with 128 KB RAM, 64 KB ROM, a 3.5" 400 KB floppy drive, a 1-bit 512 x 342 pixel b&w monitor, a mouse, and a couple applications (MacWrite and MacPaint), the Macintosh was destined to change the face of computing forever - it not only created the Mac look and feel, it also inspired forthcoming versions of Microsoft Windows and several other windowing interfaces.
The Macintosh had twice as much memory as the popular Commodore 64, put 2.5 times as much data on a floppy disk as the IBM PC's single-sided 5.25" disk, included two serial ports (one which could be used for networking at the then-incredible speed of 230.4 kbps), and a totally graphical operating system, all packed into the cutest, friendliest package the computer industry had yet seen. Apple sold 70,000 during its first 100 days on the market.
If you didn't crave a lot of speed, you could even add a serial hard drive. In fact, Apple's argument for a closed box (no slots) was that the high speed serial port was fast enough for anything you might want to add to the Macintosh - this was certainly not true for hard drives.
The Macintosh was supplemented by the 512K in October. (It's commonly told that the original Macintosh would have had 256 KB of memory if RAM prices hadn't been so high.)
Does it work? Of course! The screen looks great! Only faint screen burn which is common on these computers. Very crisp and clean. This is booting from the internal floppy drive! The drive works perfectly!
1984 Macintosh finder! System software 1.1g!
This truly is a special Macintosh! The signatures are in the case!
Including none other than Steve Jobs!