Apple Lisa

The Apple Lisa is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1983 to 1984 as part of the Apple Lisa series. The computer has been introduced on January 16, 1983, and its price started at $9995.

The all-new Lisa features a 5 MHz Motorola 68000 processor12″ CRT display, Up to 2 MB of RAM, Optional external storage Apple ProFile with 5 MB or 10 MB of hard drive, and two 871 KB 5.25-inch floppy drivers.

This computer has been discontinued on August 1, 1984.

Today Apple Lisa is 39 years old!

Apple Lisa
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Apple Lisa Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 16, 1983
DiscontinuedAugust 1, 1984
Model Identifier1
Order NumberUnknown
Original Price$9,995
Weight48 Ibs.
21.772 KG
Dimensions13.8” H x 18.7” W x 15.2” D
35.05 cm H x 47.49 cm W x 38.6 cm D

Tech Specs

ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed5 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus5 MHz
StorageExternal 5 or 10 MB Apple ProFile hard disk drive
Built-in MemoryNone
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 1.0


Serial2 – RS-232C
1 – DE-9
Audio OutContinuously Variable Demodulators (CVSD)
Display1 – RCA composite video output
Expansion Slots3 – Apple Lisa expansion slots
Media2 – Built-in 871 KB Apple FileWare 5.25-inch floppy drivers


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


Maximum Continuous Power270 W
Line Voltage115 or 230V AC

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