iFixit has performed a teardown of the original Macintosh on its 30th anniversary and it’s breathtaking. It’s pretty amazing to believe this computer was available 30 years ago in such a compact form along with its graphical user interface and mouse.
The original Mac retailed for $2,495—that’s $5,594.11 in today’s dollars. So what did you get for all that coin?
- 8 MHz Motorola 68000 processor
- 128 KB DRAM
- 9” black-and-white CRT display running at 512 x 342 (72 dpi)
- 400 KB total storage via a single-sided 3.5-inch floppy disk drive
- Single-button mouse and hefty keyboard
iFixit gives the Macintosh 128K a repairability score of 7 out of 10 and proudly states there’s “no adhesive anywhere”, a contrast to Apple’s current products, which use copious amounts to hold parts together.