1983 Apple computer expected to sell for $40,000

Published 30.10.2017 17:40
Updated 30.10.2017 17:45
1983 Apple computer expected to sell for $40,000

One of the first desktop computers produced by Apple is expected to sell for roughly $40,000 at an auction in Germany.

Lisa-1 was a revolutionary PC released by the company in January 1983. It was the first ever computer to come with a mouse.

A Newsweek magazine signed by Steve Jobs recently sold for more than $50,000 at an auction

Developed by Apple founders – Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – Lisa-1 was also the first PC to use icons instead of simple text.

The 35-years-old computer introduced several features used to this day, including overlapping windows, pull-down menus and the recycle bin.

At the time of release Lisa-1 was considered state-of-the-art technology, and its initial price was $10,000, but would cost $24,000 today considering inflation rates over the years.

There are estimated 100 Lisa-1 PCs left in the world.

The auction will take place Nov. 11 in Cologne.

A Newsweek magazine from 1988 signed by Steve Jobs sold for $50,587 earlier this week.

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