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Apple 1 sets new record

Do you remember the Apple 1? If so, maybe you were there for the dawn of the computer age in the late 70:s. Or you read about it on evertiq last year. Now, an Apple 1 has been sold for a record sum of 516'000 euro.
There are only six working ”Ones” left today. When one of them are auctioned off they tend to be quite expensive, to say the least. Last year, one of the computers were sold for 400'000 euro. Now the record sum of 516'000 has been paid in Germany.

The computer, which is said to have the signature of Steve Wozniaks, also comes with a business transaction letter from Steve Jobs.

And just like last year we take some time to compare:

About 200 were produced of Apples first personal computer, each containing some 60 chip on the motherboard (which was the actual computer). The user had to add a casing, power supply, video display and keyboard. The original price was set to USD 666.66.

Specifications (according to Wikipedia):

CPU MOS 6502 @ 1 MHz
Memory 4 KB standard
Expandable to 8 KB or 48 KB using expansion cards
Graphics 40×24 characters, hardware-implemented scrolling

And to compare: The newest Macbook air

CPU: (11”)1.7 GHz (i5-3317U) dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache
Memory: 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3LSDRAM Optional 8 G
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000processor with DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory


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