【“乔帮主”40年前制造的计算机 价格等于一台跑车】

【“乔帮主”40年前制造的计算机 价格等于一台跑车】 “Apple-1计算机”是苹果公司第一批计算机,由史蒂夫·乔布斯和史蒂夫·沃兹尼亚克在20世纪70年代制作,目前全球仅存60台。一台“Apple-1计算机”将在下个月进行拍卖,价格范围预计在30万美元到40万美元之间。这台“老古董”计算机不仅包括主板,还包括原始手册和充满时代风格的显示器和键盘,并且可以正常运行。

Working Apple-1 Computer Will Soon Go Up For Auction, May Sell For $300,000 To $400,000

 By John Carlo A. Villaruel Tech Times
A fully functioning "Apple-1 Computer" will hit the auction block next month. This Apple-1 computer is just one of the only 60 remaining models that were crafted by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the 1970s.   ( Dave Jones | Flickr )

Computer buffs will get a taste of history as RR Auction is set to make an Apple-1 computer available for auction this Sept. 25.

Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977, the Apple-1 computer is expected to go in the price range of $300,000 to $400,000. The auction is scheduled at 1 p.m. at WeWorks in Boston.

Apple expert Corey Cohen restored the computer into its effective state, and a video of it running and functioning is available upon request. To ensure its top-performance, Cohen initiated eight hours of comprehensive testing to detect any faults and liabilities.

Bobby Livingston, the executive vice president of RR Auction, revealed that this Apple-1 came from a person who bought the equipment in The Byte Shop for $666.66. Livingston added that the owner of this device tried to sell the Apple-1 to Wozniak for $10,000 in 1982, but all efforts went to naught.

The Apple-1 was originally created by Wozniak and Jobs as a circuit board to be marketed as a kit and completed by electronics connoisseurs. Jobs and Wozniak were able to produce 200 Apple-1 computers and sold 175 of them.

Hoping to reach a wider audience, Jobs met with Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California. Jobs sold 50 assembled units to the latter. Apple-1 is also the first personal computer that did not necessitate customer soldering.

Extensive Features Of The Apple-1 Computer

This Apple-1 computer exhibits a wide of range of integrals that includes a legitimate Apple Cassette Interface, operation manual, and an original Apple-1 board. In addition, the classic device is likewise energized with a surplus ASCII keyboard, two veritable ACI manuals, an open-frame Sanyo 4205 video monitor, an original Apple-1 power cable and connector, and period cassette interface cables.

Rob Weisberg, the chief executive officer of Invaluable, expressed his excitement upon the announcement, citing that it will enhance the confidence of the buyers in the online art market. Apple-1 computers have been put for auction in the past few years, with one sold for $815,000 in 2016. Just recently, a public unit was sold for $130,000.

"We couldn't be more excited about the sale of this historic piece of technology. The innovative scanning technology we're showcasing is a giant step towards greater transparency in the art and collectibles market that we believe will increase buyer confidence in the online art market. To showcase it with an Apple-1 is just incredible and fitting," Weisberg said.

Photo: Dave Jones | Flickr

原文链接:https://www.techtimes.com/articles/233777/20180827/working-apple-1-computer-will-soon-go-up-for-auction-may-sell-for-300-000-to-400-000.htm


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