Watch iFixIt Tear Down the Original Mac 128K

iFixit Mac Teardown

Okay. Last 30th anniversary Mac post. Hey, this only happens once. Right? The next significant milestone may be 5 to 10 years from now when the Mac is 35 or 40.

You can check out iFixIt’s teardown of the original Mac 128K.

That said, there are some interesting factoids worth knowing. Check it out:

The original Mac retailed for $2,495—that’s $5,594.11 in today’s dollars. So what did you get for all that coin?

  • 8 MHz Motorola 68000 processor
  • 128 KB DRAM
  • 9″ black-and-white CRT display running at 512 x 342 (72 dpi)
  • 400 KB total storage via a single-sided 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
  • Single-button mouse and hefty keyboard

You can read more about it here.

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