I bought my new Macintosh on Friday, 2 May 2014. My first one was a 17″ MacBook Pro from 2008, which I upgraded later to a late 2009 iMac 27″ and which recently got supplemented by a mid 2013 MacBook Air 11″. I’ve been looking for a pristine Macintosh 128K for the past five years or so and the barrier of entry was always either the price or it’s condition. Fed up, I finally pulled the trigger on a Macintosh Classic from 1991.
This particular model has a documented history, which I’ll be sure to write about in the future. It was used in the Polish newspaper industry for many years, before going into private hands.
The M421LL/A has a 9″ monochromatic monitor with a resolution of 512×432 px. It lacks the optional 40 MB SCSI HDD but has a 3.5″ floppy drive and 4 MB of RAM, expanded from the default 1 MB. Everything is powered by a Motorola 68000 CPU running at 8 MHz (megahertz!). Yes, it has a single core. The cheaper version cost $999 when new, the more expensive option set people back $1499.
I’ll try to get some better photos up later.