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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- Donated by Philips Research Laboratories
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