Apple launches the Apple Lisa

19th January 1983
Apple launches the Apple Lisa

The Apple Lisa was a 16-bit machine, based around the Motorola 68000, which came with a 5Mb Winchester hard disc and 1Mb of RAM. The computer had a built-in monochrome screen and a dual 5.25-inch floppy disk drive. It was released in the US on the 19th January 1983, and in the summer of 1983 in the UK.

It was the first personal computer to use a Graphical User Interface. Up until this point all machines were controlled by typing in commands using the keyboard. The Lisa was supplied with a mouse, allowing the user to 'point and click' icons, windows, and menus.

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  • Apple Lisa brochure
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