iFixIt Tears Down The Macintosh 128K To Celebrate The Computer’s 30th Birthday

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Radical! In honor of the Macintosh’s 30th birthday, iFixIt has created a tubular video of their teardown of the Macintosh 128K, the original Mac released in 1984 to much fanfare. The system has a Motorola 68000 processor and most of the parts are accessible through the back panel. The best thing? Back in the day, this machine cost $10,000. Given that a modern $35 Raspberry Pi can emulate a dozen Macintoshes at once, it’s amazing how far we’ve come over the past three decades.

You can read the complete tear-down on iFixIt or enjoy the video, transferred from VHS, above. Gnarly!

I’m sorry I used ’80s slang.