Next up in our #VintageComputers series is the Macintosh Plus from Apple Computers. The Macintosh Plus was the longest produced Macintosh ever, and was on the market until 1990 for a total of four years. The Macintosh Plus was commonly used as a ‘base model’ for many software and hardware products due to its long life, popularity and feature set that then became mainstays of the Macintosh platform for years to come.
The Macintosh Plus was sold for $2,599 US (buying power of approx. $5,679 today) and came with the following specs:
- Motorola 68000 @ 8 MHz processor
- 256k SIMMs for 1MB total RAM
- 3.5-inch double-sided 800 KB floppy drive
- Applications MacPaint and MacWrite