He was very expensive
Today marks exactly 40 years since the release of the unusual Apple Lisa computer.
The device was released on January 19, 1983. At that time, it was in many ways a revolutionary and innovative product, which, despite this, did not gain any popularity due to its price.
The Apple Lisa was, among other things, the first personal computer with a graphical user interface. In addition, it offered cooperative multitasking, an advanced file system, 2 MB of RAM, and a protected memory mode that Mac OS only introduced in 2001! In addition, in fact, it was Lisa who became the first consumer PC that actively used a computer mouse and made it a familiar element of a computer.
However, at the time of its release, Lisa cost a whopping $10,000 at the time, which, adjusted for inflation, now corresponds to more than $27,000. Not only was it very expensive, but soon after the release of Lisa, Apple itself introduced a new Macintosh with an even faster processor for a much lower price. As a result, only about 10,000 Lisa PCs were sold in two years of sales. And some of these PCs were bought by NASA.