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The AOA Computer Museum - 1977 - Apple II
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Written by danrok   
Sunday, 03 April 2005 11:07
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The AOA Computer Museum
1975 - Altair 8800
1975 - IBM 5100
1976 - Apple I
1977 - Apple II
1977 - Commodore Pet 2001
1981 - Osborne 1
1981 - IBM 5150, The IBM PC
1982 - ZX Spectrum 16K/48K
1982 - Commodore 64
1983 - Oric 1
1984 - Amstrad CPC 464
1986 - Compaq Portable 286
1986 - Amstrad PC 1640 / PC 6400
1989 - Acorn Archimedes 3000
1991 - Dubna 48K (Soviet)
1992 - Commodore Amiga 1200
1992 - Dell Precision 386SX/25
1993 - HP 9000 Model 712 workstation
1998 - Dell Precision WorkStation 410
2000 - Compaq DeskPro PIII EXD
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Apple II

The Apple II was an Apple I with a few improvements. The 1 MHz MOS Technology 6502 processor was the same. Most noteable was the fact it came in a beige case and was capable of displaying 6 colours. It had a 12 KB ROM chip and expandable RAM upto a 64K maximum. The BASIC language was included on the ROM instead of cassette.

Released in 1977 the complete package including game paddles could be had for $1298.00. No small sum of money, but this was an impressive machine for its time. In 1978 a disk drive became available and the Apple II remained in production until 1980.

In 1979 Dan Bricklin produced a spreadsheet called VisiCalc for the Apple II, this caused people to start considering personal computers as business machines and not just toys.

Apple 2 photo

Apple II.

Frogger screen-shot

The Frogger game screen-shot on the Apple II.



 

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