Today mark’s the 35th anniversary of the iconic Apple IIe, the first PC that can really be said to have achieved true mainstream success, but between the Apple IIe and the Mac, there was another computer: the venerable Apple Lisa, which Steve Jobs named after his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
The Lisa was a first for Apple in many ways: the first Apple computer to have a GUI, and the first Apple computer to ship with a mouse… both ideas that were borrowed by Steve Jobs from his historic visit to Xerox’s PARC labs. Unfortunately, due to both its price ($10,000 new) and the repeated delays, the Lisa never took off, and was in fact almost immediately replaced by the less expensive Lisa 2.
If you’ve got a 25K bill deep wad of Washingtons, though, you can now pick up a rare Lisa 1 computer system in original box on eBay, courtesy of the same seller who put that $100K 128K Mac prototype on sale earlier this week.
As the self-titled eBay seller wozniak (but not that Wozniak) notes, there’s only around 30 known Lisa 1 computers in the wild today, and only a couple of them still have their original boxes. In other words, this is a collector’s model, so unless you’re heavily invested in running your own vintage Mac museum, you may want to put away the credit card: the shipping alone will cost you $700.
Check out a lot more pictures of the Lisa 1 in action here.Related