On January 16th, 1983, Apple introduced the world to the Lisa: a revolutionary personal computer that would change the game for the industry. As part of the Apple Lisa series, this computer was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1983 to 1984.
Despite its high price tag of $9,995, the Lisa quickly caught the attention of tech enthusiasts and professionals alike. It boasted a 5 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, a 12-inch CRT display, and the ability to hold up to 2 MB of RAM. For those looking for even more storage, an optional external storage option called the Apple ProFile was available, offering 5 MB or 10 MB of hard drive space. Additionally, the Lisa was equipped with two 871 KB 5.25-inch floppy drivers.
However, Lisa’s reign was short-lived. On August 1st, 1984, Apple discontinued the computer. Today, the Lisa is 40 years old and has become a piece of tech history. While it may not have had the longevity of other Apple products, it’s undeniable that the Lisa played a significant role in shaping the personal computer market as we know it today.
Apple Lisa Release Date and Original Price
January 16, 1983
August 1, 1984
48 Ibs. 21.772 KG
13.8” H x 18.7” W x 15.2” D 35.05 cm H x 47.49 cm W x 38.6 cm D