Original 1984 Macintosh 128k M0001 - IN ORIGINAL BOX - Once in a Lifetime Find For Sale

Original 1984 Macintosh 128k M0001 - IN ORIGINAL BOX - Once in a Lifetime Find
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Original 1984 Macintosh 128k M0001 - IN ORIGINAL BOX - Once in a Lifetime Find:

The computer that changed the world! An original MACINTOSH (aka Macintosh 128k).

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.)

This item has been tested working and will be shipped fully insured inside an outer box to guarantee you receive an incredibly rare, fully functional Apple Macintosh!

We'll start the tour with how you would have received the computer back in 1984. The original box is in great shape showing only minimal wear which would be expected, especially for being 40 years old!

The box is still very nice!

It's incredible after 40 years to still have one of these original boxes!

Shipped to Oregon State - #15 of 15 shipped that day.

The bottom still looks great!

The inner styrofoam packaging still looks nice!

The bottom Styrofoam still looks good!

Here is everything included!

This 40 year old plastic case is still included! Most are missing!

Inside is the owner's manual, disks, cassette tape, and disks!

The owner's manual looks nice!

The guided tour of Macintosh cassette!

Original programmer switch!

You get two original system disks along with five backup disks! They work great but given they are 40 years old I would not use these on a regular basis as they could stop working at any time.

Original Apple logo power cord!

The keyboard and mouse still in their original cases! It's amazing these were preserved for so long!

The styrofoam looks great as well!

Here is the keyboard cord! Still looking great as you can see.

Keyboard has been tested and works 100%! It's still in great condition!

The mouse packaging looks great!

The mouse even has its original plastic. That's incredible!

Original Mouse is in perfect working order!

Now for the best part, the 1984 Apple Macintosh M0001!

Still comes in its original plastic!

The case isn't perfect. Here are some extreme close ups of imperfections on the case. Most Macs aren't absolutely perfect, but I wanted to make sure you had a nice close up look at everything so you can know exactly what you are getting.

Small discoloration left from an old label on the back of the case.

The rubber feet on the bottom have worn out and are missing. Common on these but doesn't affect the computer's functionality.

Your Macintosh 128 (M0001), with serial number F4323NQM0001, was the 4240th manufactured during the 32d week of 1984 in Fremont, CA.

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!

Purchaser is to ensure that payment is sent and received within 24 hours of purchase. Shipping charges depend on the buyer's location, please use the shipping calculator below to figure your shipping costs. All of our items are automatically shipped insured for protection to both the buyer and seller. Although items have been fully tested, and will be shipped insured this is a 40 year old computer. There is no reasonable way to guarantee or warranty the computer's continued operation and therefore the computer is sold AS-IS. Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding or buying. Don't hesitate to email us using the "contact seller" link above if you have any other questions!

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