Apple Lisa 2

The Apple Lisa 2 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1984 to 1985 as part of the Apple Lisa series.

The computer has been introduced on January 1, 1984, and its price started at $3495. The new Lisa 2 features a 5 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 12″ CRT display, 512 KB of RAM, 10 MB of hard drive, and 400 KB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive.

This computer has been discontinued on January 1, 1985, and was renamed Macintosh XL.

Today Apple Lisa 2 is 38 years old!

Apple Lisa 2
Source: – Apple Lisa 2

Apple Lisa 2 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 1, 1984
DiscontinuedJanuary 1, 1985
Model Identifier2
Order NumberUnknown
Original Price$3,495 – $5,495
Weight55 Ibs.
24.947 KG
Dimensions13.8” H x 18.5” W x 15.2” D
35.05 cm H x 46.99 cm W x 38.6 cm D

Tech Specs

ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed5 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus5 MHz
StorageBuilt-in 10 MB hard disk drive (Lisa 2/10) optional external
5 or 10 MB Apple ProFile hard disk drive (Lisa 2 and Lisa 2/5)
Built-in Memory512 KB
Maximum Memory2 MB
Memory Slots2 – Apple Lisa memory boards


Built-in Display12”
Resolutions720 x 364 or 608 x 432 (with Screen Kit) at 60 Hz


SoftwareLisa Office System 3.1


Serial2 – RS-232C
1 – DE-9
Parallel1 – D-25 (used by built-in hard drive on Lisa 2/10)
Audio Out1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – RCA composite video output
Expansion Slots3 – Apple Lisa expansion slots
MediaBuilt-in 400 KB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive


Keyboard76-key selectric-style, detached keyboard with 10-key pad


Maximum Continuous Power150 W
Line Voltage115 or 230V AC

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