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Apple Compact Macintosh Line (1984-1995)

Apple Compact Macintosh Line (1984-1995)

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Apple Macintosh 128k

The Macintosh 128K was the first model in the Apple Macintosh line. It was introduced with a $300,000 commercial directed by Ridley Scott during the 1984 Super Bowl. Two days later, on January 24, Apple released the Macintosh commercially. It was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and is credited for popularizing the graphical user interface. Jobs ultimately took the idea of the GUI from XEROX, after a visit to XEROX PARC in 1979. XEROX, who had invented the technology years before, never copyrighted or released the technology commercially. Jobs, who saw the potential of this impressive technology, took the idea to use on his next project, which was this computer. Apple sold more than 70,000 units by May 1984 for a price of $2495. The box art on the Macintosh 128K was designed by Pablo Picasso. The 128K was discontinued in October 1985 and was eventually replaced by the 512K and the Plus. 

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Apple Macintosh SE/30

The Macintosh SE/30 was released on January 19, 1989 for the high price of $4,369. It is often considered the fastest of the original black-and-white compact Macintosh series. It featured one floppy-disk drive instead of the two that came with the original SE, although an original SE could be converted to an SE/30 with a $1700 logic board upgrade. The Macintosh SE/30 stayed through the production of the Macintosh Classic (1990), but was discontinued in October 1991 by the Macintosh Classic II. 

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