800px Apple1innards Apple 1 sells for $374,500 at a New York auction

Would you buy a computer consisting of essentially a board and some microchips for $374,500?  Someone did, but they didn’t buy any ordinary piece of hardware—actually, it was more like purchasing a piece of history.

800px Apple I Computer Apple 1 sells for $374,500 at a New York auction

(wikipedia.com)

Would you buy a computer consisting of essentially a board and some microchips for $374,500?  Someone did, but they didn’t buy any ordinary piece of hardware—actually, it was more like purchasing a piece of history.

800px Apple1innards Apple 1 sells for $374,500 at a New York auction

(wikipedia.com)

The Apple 1 sold for $374,500 at an auction in New York, which was considerably higher than the estimated price of $180,000. 

Approximately 200 Apple 1s were produced in Steve Job’s parent’s garage in 1976, but only about 6 or so remained in working conditions.  When the Apple 1 was sold in 1976 for $666.66 (a number Jobs came up with) it didn’t come with a case, keyboard, monitor, or even a power supply.  However, it did come with an impressive 4 kilobytes of memory and a 1 MHz processor.

Reference: telegraph.co.uk