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    Default Apple Lisa 1 Available on eBay


    If you’d like to own a real piece of Apple history, then head on over to eBay where you can pick up an Apple Lisa 1. As of this writing, it will currently set you back $25,100. The Lisa 1 could be considered the Mac’s big sister. It was released back in 1983, after the Apple II, but before the Macintosh came out. It was considered a bit of a disappointment at the time, however.

    According to the seller, moonlightflyer, this is an early production model of the Lisa 1, “I had an older brother that started working for Apple in 1980. He was part of the product development team that worked on the Lisa 1. In 1988 my brother passed away. He was still working for Apple at the time. I’ve had this computer safely stored in my closet ever since. Being such a big part of Apple’s history, it really should be taken care of and displayed, not stuck in the closet for another 30 years.”

    If the pictures are any indication, the unit looks to be in great condition. It still has the authentic Twiggy ROMS and comes with the original keyboard. Unfortunately, it lacks a mouse and Lisa software. The plastic case is said to be in good shape without any chips, cracks or dents, but it has yellowed with age.



    If Steve Jobs had never taken that fateful trip to Xerox PARC, then the Lisa 1 might never have been created, and the Macintosh would never have been born. Can you imagine a world where DOS was the only operating system? Scary. So if you’ve got the means and the desire, you can have this great piece of Apple history. Better hurry though, you’ve only got 2 days left before it’s gone. An Apple 1 recently sold for $213,600. How much do you think a Lisa 1 will go for?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9NTpiC2N-E&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Apple Lisa1 Startup[/ame]


    Source: 9to5 Mac

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    I already bought and sold it again, it didn't have Glider on it

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    NVM. I fail.
    Last edited by Thijs_Elsman; 12-19-2010 at 03:24 AM. Reason: I fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thijs_Elsman View Post
    NVM. I fail.
    A world with just one OS would suck! That's like saying you want a world with just one kind of phone...(a blackberry) or one service provider (T-Mobile). Being able to have different Operating Systems is what makes computers so great!

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    Apple needs to buy this and display it in Cupertino.

    I see their GUI hasn't changed much lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
    Apple needs to buy this and display it in Cupertino.

    I see their GUI hasn't changed much lol
    they can make thousands of them forcing this one to become cheap... they probably already got a History Of Apple Wall in Cupertino lol...

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    Steve Jobs first girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindGem View Post
    Steve Jobs first girlfriend.
    Actually it was named after his daughter. And at first he pretended she wasn't his.
    Last edited by vindutch; 12-19-2010 at 06:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
    Actually it was named after his daughter. And at first he pretended she wasn't his.
    Ahh Lisa was his daughter,.. Well I guess it's true Steve jobs really is a robot

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    Wow wish i had to money to buy that baby

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    I'll take three please....... For resale

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    Getting this will require selling nearly everything in my house.
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    Buy it and resell it in 10-15 years

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    I have two of the newer model Lisas. One works fine with MacWorks and the other needs video card repair. Would sell for much less. I have Mice too!

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    Nice to read Apple's history. It seems like whenever an old Apple product comes out, it's a history lesson
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
    I see their GUI hasn't changed much lol
    Yeah, I tried system 1, 6, and 7 in Mini vMac, and they're all almost exactly the same except extra included programs and a couple new menus. That's pretty terrible considering 1 and 7 are over ten years apart. Lol, of course there were other innovations like the "zoom box". (I'm not trolling on the current Mac OS, I've never used it.)


    Lol, that computer looks like a microwave.

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    When the iPhone 1G come out it's about $599.00, how much than after 30 years....

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    Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
    Nice to read Apple's history. It seems like whenever an old Apple product comes out, it's a history lesson
    I know right, I have nearly no knowledge of early apple products, and the early products are history lesson I would assume because it was still early micro computer technology so each new model was just getting more and more awesome
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    Default 2 Lisa 1's
    I know where there are two of those sitting in a box in storage still working. There is a store called database systems in Springfield, MO, that has two of these in storage. I had a friend who worked there and showed them to me.

    during that 10 years, Apple was under a different CEO.
    Last edited by djames04; 12-20-2010 at 09:30 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
    Getting this will require selling nearly everything in my house.
    and your HOUSE!

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