Apple Macintosh personal computer, 1984

Made:
1984 in United States
maker:
Apple Inc

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Apple Macintosh desktop computer, pre production model, made by Apple, United States, 1984.

Apple Macintosh desktop computer, preproduction model, made by Apple, United States, 1984.

The Apple Macintosh was the first commercially successful computer to use a Graphical User Interface (GUI), which allowed users to interact with electronic devices using familiar icons and visual indicators rather than just text. The computer was based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor. This preproduction model was supplied to a major motoring company for assessment trials.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1998-750
Materials:
composites, electronic components, glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
personal computer
credit:
Donated by G Owen