Apple Personal Computer, Lisa II, 1984-1985

Summary

The Apple Lisa is the first personal computer to successfully promote the Graphical User Interface. GUIs made computing accessible. People could use a mouse to click on task-specific icons, rather than typing instructions into a text-based command line. The Lisa II is similar to the Lisa I, with a lower price point and a smaller, 3.5" floppy disc drive.

The Apple Lisa is the first personal computer to successfully promote the Graphical User Interface. GUIs made computing accessible. People could use a mouse to click on task-specific icons, rather than typing instructions into a text-based command line. The Lisa II is similar to the Lisa I, with a lower price point and a smaller, 3.5" floppy disc drive.

Artifact

Microcomputer

Date Made

1984-1985

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2004.61.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Non-ferrous Metal
Plastic (Organic material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Beige (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 14 in  (CPU/monitor)

Width: 15 in  (CPU/monitor)

Length: 18.75 in  (CPU/monitor)

Height: 5 in  (printer)

Width: 12 in  (printer)

Length: 12 in  (printer)

Height: 5 in  (keyboard)

Width: 12 in  (keyboard)

Length: 12 in  (keyboard)

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