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RARE - BOXED APPLE LISA 1 COMPUTER SYSTEM - COMPLETE, RESTORED, & WORKING !
RARE-BOXED-APPLE-LISA-1-COMPUTER-SYSTEM-COMPLETE-RESTORED-WORKING
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Item specifics

Type:

Business Computer

Model:

Lisa 1

Brand:

Apple

RARE - BOXED APPLE LISA 1 COMPUTER SYSTEM - COMPLETE, RESTORED, & WORKING !

Steve Jobs' vision of "The Computer of the Future" began with "Lisa"...

Steve Jobs wanted to create art in the form of technology. Like Andy Warhol, Steve wanted to "manufacture" art. If one was to think of
a finished computer (product) as a form of art, then each piece of technology produced by Apple, under the vision of Steve jobs, should be
considered 
a "print"... or a "masterpiece". The Lisa 1 Computer was Steve Jobs' first "masterpiece". The original Macintosh was his second.

The Apple Lisa was Steve Jobs' vision of the computer of the future. The development of the Apple Lisa spanned 4 years, 1979-1983.
Steve Jobs had apparently named the Apple Lisa computer after his own daughter who was born in 1978, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. If you
look closely at the Lisa's all-in-one design, you will see many similarities when compared to later Macintosh and iMac computer designs.

The Lisa is, in essence, the personal computer that revolutionized how we use computers today - with pull-down menus, and click-on icons.
The extensive research and development that Steve Jobs and Apple invested into this computer in the early 1980's is why Apple was always
light years ahead of anyone else with this form of technology today. It is quite remarkable how they were able to maintain this edge over the
last 30 years, putting ease of use and simplicity first in their product designs.

   

The Apple Lisa computer cost Apple so much money, time, and resources, that it apparently put Apple into some financial difficulty.
Steve, wanting to improve and prefect the Lisa more and more, was getting pressured to release the product by Apple's shareholders.
This caused then CEO John Sculley to force Steve from the Lisa project in 1982. The Lisa 1 was released shortly thereafter in January 1983.

Steve then went on to start up the Macintosh team in retaliation, where the first "Mac" was developed and produced. It was based on a scaled-down
version of the Lisa computer, and was released alongside the revised "Lisa 2" computer in January 1984. The original Macintosh computer was
supposed to have a 5.25" Twiggy disk drive just like the Lisa 1 computer, but due to the Twiggy drives not being reliable, the Lisa 2 and Macintosh
shipped with a newer 3.25" 400k micro diskette drive. All Lisa 1 Twiggy drives and face plates were recalled.

THE APPLE LISA 1 COMPUTER IS SO RARE BECAUSE:
* Announced in January 1983, It did not ship until July 1983. It was discontinued in January 1984, 6 months later.
* Its original cost in 1983 was $10,000 US (approx. $23,031 US in 2012 dollars) making it a tough sell to customers.
* Apple offered all Lisa 1 owners a FREE upgrade to a Lisa 2, with a 400k Sony 3.5" disk drive, in 1984. Almost everybody went for this upgrade.
* Apple recalled all Lisa 1 specific parts (Face plate & Twiggy disk drives) back from its authorized service centers and had them destroyed/disposed of.

* There are only about 30 known examples of the Apple Lisa 1 computer in existence today!!!
* The Apple Lisa was a landmark in computing history, being the first personal computer available with a mouse & GUI (Graphical User Interface).
* The release of the Lisa 1 computer in January 1983 actually pre-dates the Macintosh by 1 year, and Microsoft Windows 1.0 by almost 3 years!

The Apple Lisa was the programming platform for the first Macintosh or Mac, as they both used a Motorola 68000 CPU.
The Lisa has 1mb RAM and a 5MB Hard Drive vs. 128k of RAM in the Macintosh.
Mac OS 1.0 and most of the early Mac 128k programs were actually written with a Lisa.
Apple offered Basic Plus, Pascal, and Cobol as programming environments for the Lisa.

I purchased this computer from it's original owner in July of 2002.
This Lisa computer & its box have have serial numbers that match eachother!


THIS LISA 1 COMPUTER HAS NEVER BEEN UPGRADED TO A LISA 2.

PLEASE SEE ALL PHOTOS BELOW!

CONDITION:
This Lisa turns on and passes all hardware tests. It boots up to Office System 1.0 (installed on the 5 MB ProFile Hard Drive).
A Lisa screen CRT/screen is bright and crisp with no burn-in. The 2 Twiggy drives are in working condition, however,
disk drive #1 works intermittently. It likely needs re-alignment done. Drive #2 works 100% perfectly.

Lisa front face plate / bezel includes a mint condition anti-glare filter (installed).

All plastic panels have been carefully removed and fully cleaned. They all have matching tone, and have some slight yellowing
due to age and time, but nothing significant. There are absolutely no cracks, chips, or any other defects noticed the plastics.
Some very minor scratches here and there are present. This machine is in beautiful & restored condition.
This computer represents countless hours of research & restoration. A true museum piece!

Condition of the boxes are in good used condition, and include their original packing foam (please see photos below).
They do have some water damage on the outside, but are still good and sturdy (no mold).

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

* A working Apple Lisa 1 Computer (with 2 x 5.25"TWIGGY floppy drives) + original box & foam inserts
* A working Apple Lisa Keyboard with original pull-out cards (cleaned, tested, & restored - foam pads replaced)
   + original box & foam inserts

* A working Apple Lisa Mouse + original box & foam inserts
* A working 5 MB Apple Profile Hard Drive
* All necessary power & data cables
* Lisa Office System 1.0 installed on external 5mb Hard Drive.
* Software Programs installed: LisaWrite v1.0, LisaDraw v1.0, LisaGraph v1.0, LisaList v1.0, LisaCalc v1.0, LisaProject v1.0
   Nothing else is included

Due to age and extreme rarity, this computer is sold "as-is" with no warranty or returns.
This item will be shipped in as-advertised condition. I am willing to demonstrate the Lisa 1 working in person.
The Lisa computer and all of its accessories (as shown in photos) will be wrapped with extreme care so that it
should arrive safely to you. Everything will be double-boxed. I do not charge for Packing materials or handling!
Actual shipping cost only is charged.

*REMINDER* I will charge only actual shipping costs and will refund any difference back to you.
Shipping & handling within the USA and Canada is $700 USD (INCLUDES SHIPPING INSURANCE).

International bidders welcome. Shipping air mail internationally is $1,850 USD
(INCLUDES SHIPPING INSURANCE).

AN AMAZING ADDITION TO YOUR VINTAGE COMPUTER MUSEUM OR COLLECTION!

Please view my other items for sale!

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                        Steve Jobs together with his daughter Lisa.

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