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Apple Computer to Sell For $160,000

One of the first computers made by Apple way back in 1976 is scheduled to be auctioned November 23. It is expected to bring bids of at least $160,000. How powerful was it? By today's standards--not very. But it helped to start a revolution in technology. Here are the specs: "Apple-1 motherboard, number 82, printed label to reverse, with a few slightly later additions including a 6502 microprocessor, labeled R6502P R6502-11 8145, printed circuit board with 4 rows A-D and columns 1-18, three capacitors, heatsink, cassette board connector, 8K bytes of RAM, keyboard interface, firmware in PROMS, low-profile sockets on all integrated circuits, video terminal, breadboard area with slightly later connector, with later soldering, wires and electrical tape to reverse, printed to obverse Apple Computer 1 Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976." If you are interested in bidding on it you can read more here . Updated 11/23/10: The computer reportedly sold for $210,700.