The world's first Mac was released
to the public on on January 24, 1984 and became the first commercially
successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a GUI.
The first Mac, renamed the Macintosh 128K, after it's
successor was introduced, boasted an eye pleasing 9" screen with a resolution of
512×342, keyboard and mouse, an 8 MHz Motorola 68000 microprocessor connected to
a 128 KB DRAM by a 16-bit data bus and a 400 kB, single-sided 3.5-inch floppy
disk drive. All this could have been yours for only $2,495.00 USD.
Perhaps what made the Mac so successful was the $1.5
million commercial, created by Ridley Scott, that Apple aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII
on January 22, 1984.