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Monday, May 7, 2007

Today's Old Computer - the Mac Portable

In 1989, Apple created the first laptop with a GUI (graphical user interface): the Macintosh Portable. Running at 16 MHz, it was released at the same time as the MacIIci, running at 25 MHz. This marketing strategy is what may have been why the Macintosh Portable didn't get as much attention as it deserved. Although very heavy, it sported a 3.5" floppy drive, Mac OS 6, and a 10-hour battery, yet to be beat by today's laptops. At that time, the $6,500 price tag was really worth it.