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Apple Macintosh 512K

Apple Macintosh 512K

Speed8 MHz
Memory512 KB

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Release Date: 9/10/1984
Manufacturer: Apple
Original Retail Price:
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Donated By: Scott Gregory
The Macintosh 512K Personal Computer, the second of a long line of Apple Macintosh computers, was the first update to the original Macintosh 128K. It was virtually identical to the previous Mac, differing primarily in the amount of built-in memory (RAM), which quadrupled the original's. This large increase earned it the nickname Fat Mac. The additional memory was significant because more ambitious users with computer experience stretched the capacity of the original Mac almost immediately, despite the limited number of applications.

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Mac Friend on Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This is the first one I had. I held out until the Mac had an external drive and Word was available so you could work on more than one document at a time. When I took it to Equador supposedly the Motorola chip was not yet certified for export from the US! Great machine; still have the printer. This type Mac hit its zenith with the SE/30. Since 1985, I've always had some kind of Mac.
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