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May 25th, 2009, 11:00 PM
The Apple LISA computer was Apple's first GUI based computer.
The computer cost $10,000 in 1983.
thumb|right|A Lisa 1
thumb|right|A Lisa 2. Note the absence of the two 5.25" floppy disks.
There were three main versions of the Apple Lisa computer:
Apple Lisa 1
Apple Lisa 2
Macintosh XL

The Apple Lisa 1 had two 5 1/4" floppy drives (Twiggy) and a 5MB hard drive, called the ProFILE.
The Apple Lisa 2 had one 3 1/2" floppy drive that held 400KB and you could get a 5MB or a 10MB hard drive.
The Macintosh XL was a Lisa 2 computer running MacWorks with an internal hard drive and the same 3 1/2" floppy drive
The approximate number of Lisa units total was about 100,000, however, many Lisa units were dumped at a landfill, making the system unit even rarer to find.
Here are the specs:
Motorola 68000 CPU at 5MHz
1MB of RAM
Depending on model, you had either two 5 1/4" floppy drives or a 3 1/2" floppy drive. All models came with an external hard drive.
Lisa Office System
Monochrome Graphics

Lisa Website Links
Lisa Emulator Project: http://www.sunder.net/