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Today marks exactly 40th anniversary of the unique Apple Lisa computer’s debut.
The device was launched on January 19, 1983. It was a groundbreaking and innovative product at the time. However, its low price didn’t make it popular.
Apple Lisa was the first personal computer to feature a graphical user interface. It also offered cooperative multitasking and advanced file systems, 2MB RAM, protected memory mode, and an advanced file system. This was only available to Mac OS users in 2001. Lisa was the first person to use a computer mouse on a consumer computer.
Lisa was released at a staggering $10,000. This, after inflation, equals more than $27,000. The Macintosh was extremely expensive and Apple released a new Macintosh shortly thereafter with a faster processor for a significantly lower price. In the two years that followed, about 10,000 Lisa computers were sold. NASA purchased some of these PCs.