Apple Macintosh 128K

The Macintosh 128K machine, released as the "Apple Macintosh", was the original Apple Macintosh personal computer. Its beige case contained a 9 in (23 cm) monitor and came with a keyboard and mouse. An indentation in the top of the case made it easier for the computer to be lifted and carried. It had a selling price of US$2,495. The Macintosh was introduced by the now famous US$1.5 million television commercial by Ridley Scott, "1984", that most notably aired on CBS during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984. The sales of the Macintosh were strong from its initial release and reached 70,000 on May 3, 1984; afterwards, sales plummeted. After its successor, the Macintosh 512K, was introduced, it was rebadged as the Macintosh 128K.

he original 128k Macintosh was designated M0001 in the US and M0001P in Europe. There was no name on the front of the system box itself. One the rear, you can determine an early 128k by it simply saying “Macintosh”. Later Macintosh machines were labelled “Macintosh 128K” to distinguish them from the Macintosh 512K, which was introduced later, alongside the 128k.

P after the model number indicates a 220-240V power supply (Europe, Asia, Australia)

Introduced 24th January 1984 for $2,495 Discontinued in October 1985

CPU: 8 MHz 68000
ROM: 64 KB
RAM: 128 KB,
9″ b&w screen, 512 x 342 pixels
Keyboard attached at the front via coiled telephone-like cable, with RJ11-equivilent connector blocks
Mouse attached at the rear via DB-9 connector
Serial ports: DB-9 modem and printer ports
Floppy: 400 KB single sided
Size (HxWxD): 13.6″ x 9.6″ x 10.9″
Weight: 16.5 lb.

Our Model No. is M0001P

Manufacturer: Apple
Date: September 1984

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Item Manufacturer Date
Microsoft Excel - Function Reference Microsoft
Apple - Power Macintosh System Overview Apple
GEOS User Guide for Commodore 64C Berkeley Softworks 1985
Macintosh Plus 1986
Macintosh HyperCard Users Guide Apple 1988
SuperPaint 1.1 Manual Silicon Beach Software 1988
Macintosh Plus Repairs (Eton College) 15-11-1990
Macintosh users guide Apple 1991
Using The Amiga Workbench Commodore 1991
Challenge S Technical Report Silicon Graphics July 1994

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH16643. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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