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Apple Introduces the Lisa, One of the First Personal Computers with a Graphical User Interface

Apple Lisa computer
An Apple Lisa, with an Apple ProFile external hard disk on top of it, and dual 5.25-inch floppy drives
On January 19, 1983 Apple introduced the Lisa computer at the introductory price of "only $9,995."  The project began in 1978 as an effort to create a more modern version of the then-conventional personal computer design epitomized by the Apple II. The Lisa was the first computer for the personal computer market that incorporated a graphical user interface. Possibly because of the high price, only 10,000 Lisas were sold.

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