Apple Matters reminds us that today in 1984
Steve Jobs showed us why 1984 wouldn't be like 1984. That's right friends and neighbors, today the Macintosh were
introduced to large theater of people in a rather dramatic fashion (some things don't change).
Low End Mac, the place to find information about older Macs, lists the original Macintosh's stats so you don't have to. $2495 got you System 1.0 running on a blazing 8 MHz CPU.
The computer that got us to where we are today, I say you hoist a beverage of your choice and toast the Macintosh.
Update: I got my Mac release dates all wrong (well I got one of the two right). The Lisa was released January of 1983, not 1984 as I mistakenly said. I'm right that it was ill fated though, of that I am certain. Thanks to everyone who pointed this out.