The first Apple Macintosh computer was introduced exactly 36 years ago

The Apple PC family now includes laptops, mini-PCs, all-in-one PCs, and workstations.
Today marks exactly 36 years since the day when Apple’s legendary co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh computer.

By today’s standards, system specifications sound very modest. It was built on the Motorola 68000 processor, operating at a frequency of 8 MHz, which had 128 KB of RAM. The disk subsystem was represented by a drive designed for 3.5-inch floppy disks. All components of the computers were placed in a common housing with a monitor on a monochrome kinescope measuring 9 inches diagonally. Such a car cost $ 2,495.

In advertising for the Apple Macintosh, emphasis was placed on ease of use due to the presence of a graphical interface and a mouse. The subsequent history of the development of the industry showed that the bet on this factor fully paid off.

Other models of the line followed Macintosh, then Apple computers switched to PowerPC processors, and later to Intel processors. Now the family of personal computers Apple includes laptops, mini-PCs, monoblock PCs and workstations.

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