1984 – Apple introduces the Apple IIc, their answer to a portable machine. It weighed 7 1/2 lbs and featured a 1.023MHz CPU and 128 KB RAM. $1,295. The device device had a built-in floppy and peripheral expansion ports. This was a closed system – no expansion slots to plug in cards. It was deemed an appliance computer, which meant was ready to go when you pulled it out of the box.
Other Events in the Day in Technology History
- IBM PC first announced (but wouldn’t be released until Aug 12th)
- Amiga 3000 announced
- Cnet / Yahoo deal
- Google Drive is released