What would you say is the most expensive computer in the world? Well, the answer might very well surprise you. An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 has been sold at an auction in Germany for more than 500,000 Euros or $650,000, BBC reports.
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An anonymous Asian buyer bought the computer, which only consists of a motherboard signed by Steve Wozniak himself and is bundled with an original monitor, tape-player and a keyboard. This package also contains an original documentation signed by Steve Jobs. Also Read - Xiaomi Yuemi Mechanical Keyboard launched: Check price, features
Apple 1, which has been termed as the ‘Holy grail of collectable technology’ by author Bob Luther, was built by Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in Jobs’ parents’ garage. The computer included a motherboard and a variety of chips, and could be used to play simple games or write basic programs. In terms of processing power, it had about 4KB of memory compared to today’s computers that have more than 4 million.
There were only 200 Apple 1s ever made, of which 46 have survived the test of time, but only six of those are known to be still in a working condition.