Apple Lisa personal computer system, 1983

Made:
1983 in Cupertino
maker:
Apple Inc

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Processor Unit, with integral twin disk drives and monitor, Apple, Cupertino, California, 1983. Model no.A6SB100P,
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Processor Unit, with integral twin disk drives and monitor, Apple, Cupertino, California, 1983. Model no.A6SB100P,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Processor Unit, with integral twin disk drives and monitor, Apple, Cupertino, California, 1983. Model no.A6SB100P,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Processor Unit, with integral twin disk drives and monitor, Apple, Cupertino, California, 1983. Model no.A6SB100P,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Apple Lisa Personal Computer System, made by Apple, Cupertino, California, United States, 1983

Apple Lisa Personal Computer System, c. 1983. Apple's Lisa was the first computer to use a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Incorporating the powerful Motorola 68000 processor, and a mouse and pull-down menus, Lisa was intended by Apple's founder, Steve Jobs, to set the technological standard and become the market leader in personal computers. Unfortunately, at just under $10,000 when launched in 1983, the price was too high for most potential buyers, but the innovations of the Lisa led directly to Apple's successful Macintosh. Apple's stock of Lisa computers was buried at a landfill site in Utah in 1990. Shown with ProFile 5Mb hard disk unit.

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Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1993-1086
type:
personal computer, personal computers
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • computer
credit:
Donated by Philips Research Laboratories
status:
Permanent collection

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