Macintosh 128K

Macintosh or Mac for short is a series of computers marketed by the American company Apple. The first Macintosh was introduced in 1984 as a cheap successor to the Apple Lisa, a computer on which a visual and mouse-driven user interface like the Macintosh was already available and which was far ahead of its time, but was mainly unsuccessful due to its high price.

The name was coined by Jef Raskin, who named it after his favorite apple variety, the MacIntosh. To avoid problems with the American audio brand McIntosh, the name was spelled Macintosh.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Release Date
January 1984
Motorola 6800 @ 8 Mhz
400kB 3,5" FDD
Operation System
Mac OS