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Apple Macintosh Original (128k) Specs

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Apple Macintosh 128k The Apple Macintosh (128k) features an 8 MHz 68000 processor, 128k of RAM, and a 400k disk drive in a beige all-in-one case with a 9" monochrome display.

The Macintosh (128k) was the first relatively inexpensive computer to use a graphical user interface, 3.5" disks, a consistent look-and-feel among applications, and true WYSIWYG printing, all of which are taken for granted today. This computer started a different way of thinking, allowing the user to concentrate on working rather than struggling to get the computer to work.

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Click on the underlined category text for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.


January 24, 1984* October 1, 1985
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*Models shipped starting September 10, 1984 were branded "Macintosh 128k," earlier models were simply branded "Macintosh."

Also see: All Macs introduced in 1984.
8 MHz 68000
Details: The original Mac has a 32-bit processor. It has a 16-bit data path.
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Macintosh ROM 64k
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Built-in N/A
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128k 512k*
Details: *The RAM could be upgraded to 512k by an authorized reseller. It is not designed to be upgraded by the end-user.
128k N/A
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Integrated Built-in
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9" Monochrome 512x342
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None 400k (Manual)
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None None
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None None
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All-in-One Macintosh 128k
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N/A Original Macintosh
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M0001 1
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4.5V Alkaline N/A
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0.97 0.97-3.2
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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13.6 x 9.6 x 10.9 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (34.5 cm, 24.4 cm, 27.7 cm).
US$2495 N/A*
Details: *As a collector's item, the original Macintosh retains value.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc. (MacWorld Magazine Ad).



Click on the underlined category text for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


None 1 (DB-9)
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2* None
Details: *Uses proprietary serial ports (DE-9 connections) -- icons are for a printer and modem. A third DE-9 serial port is intended for the mouse. Note that these also commonly are called "DB-9" ports.
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1 N/A
Details: 105V-125V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 60 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.



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