Applle Computers (Museum in Wroclaw)
A separate stand of the computer games Museum in Wroclaw is dedicated to the products of the computer giant Apple. Here you can see the first prototype of a microcomputer assembled by Steve Wozniak in a garage. An old briefcase was used as the case.
The originator of the "home computer" class of devices became the Apple I, which went on sale in 1976 year. The flat enclosure contained the system Board, power supply, and keyboard. It was suggested to use a household TV as a monitor.
Apple III of 1980 was conceived as a full-fledged personal computer, but the device turned out to be too expensive and not very reliable, so it was released for a short time, and did not replace a very successful favorite an Apple II user.
The first production model of the young company appeared in 1977 and it was called the Apple II. The computer had a 16 bit clock processor 1 megahertz frequency and RAM up to 48 kilobytes. For writing the program had a built-in Basic interpreter, and it was possible to download and use the following programs: save programs to a cassette recorder, later to a floppy disk. The video system allowed to display color graphics, which favourably distinguished Apple II from its competitors. Actually, the rainbow Apple, the company's logo, he emphasized this particular feature. The computer quickly won popularity, about 6 million units were produced.
Another commercial failure, the Apple Lisa. With technical support from a technical point of view, it was a masterpiece, but it cost an exorbitant amount, about 10,000 rubles so I didn't find a mass buyer, and I didn't even pay for it development costs. Despite the failure, "Lisa" can be attributed to epochal machines, it pioneered the concept "friendly" interface that even the housewife (Here, as old geek, let me Express my opinion - commercial point of view this idea is a win-win, but this concept has attracted the industry has a huge number of Amateurs, as a result, we have now software with excessively inflated code, and requiring everything more hardware resources).
The Apple IIe was introduced in 1983 and thanks to advances in microelectronics was more powerful and at the same time cheaper than the basic model.