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Rare Red Original Mac Computer Up for Bid on Ebay

by Paul Strauss
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This just in… It turns out the very first MAC computer was not released in 1984 by Apple. In fact, you can get your hands on a very rare candy apple red MAC made all the way back in 1980 if you’re the high bidder over on eBay.

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Gotcha! This relic from 1980 wasn’t made by Apple at all. In fact the first MAC was made by a little company called Entex Electronics. Upon further inspection of the photos, it looks like this wasn’t just the first MAC, it was the first MAC Mini!

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Check out the specs on this bad boy:

  • Many pre-programmed sub-routines included
  • Easy-to-read 16 LED display matrix
  • 8-digit fluorescent numeric display
  • Full 4-function calculator, with memory
  • TMS 1600 N2LL Micro-processor
  • TMS 1170 NLHL Micro-processorTMS 1024 NLL Input/Output Expander
  • 6,000 Bytes of ROM
  • 1,024 Bits of RAM

Did you hear that? 6 THOUSAND Bytes of ROM and over 1 THOUSAND Bits of RAM.  Wow. Entex was truly ahead of their time. Even Apple wasn’t innovative enough to include an Organ/Piano/Off switch on their Macs.

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Best of all, you can get your hands on this rare early MAC. It’s currently up for bid on eBay, with a starting price of just 99 cents! For some reason, I think the asking price just went up.

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