If you visit the Apple Store and if you have got the money in the pocket then the most expensive computer you can have is the versatile MAC PRO that has under its body a 2.93 GHZ-6 Core Intel processor. The base model is available for the buyers at a whooping $6199, that is a mighty huge price if you really go by the numbers.
Well to give you an estimate of the kind of Apple Computers up for buy, with an enormous price tag on it, we have here a set of top 5 most expensive ones that can drill a big hole in your pocket. Let’s see how and what these machines are all about.
The Apple Lisa
This is a computer from the house of Apple that thus far has the distinction of being called the most expensive one. Its most innovative feature was the graphical user interface, but the high carry-home price which stood at $9995 or $21,600 (if you buy it today after inflation-adjustment) made many customers shy of buying it. It was first released in 1983, but subsequently next year a refurbished version was introduced at $2495 – $5200 if bought today. It had most of the top innovations that Apple pioneered.
The Macintosh IIfx
Another expensive Apple buy in terms of prices was Macintosh IIfx. There were many differences in the prices quoted for this machine but we can safely settle at $9000 – which comes to $14,900 in the present market. In it you would get lightning-fast 40 Mhz processor, and 128 MB memory space. This Mac II model were released way back in 1990, but IIfx was the most expensive buy of the time.
The Apple III
Apple’s Mac II models put the company into the top bracket among the best firms in the PC marketplace. Unexpectedly the Apple’s next-in-line model Apple IIIs got a lukewarm response from the customers, as the compatibility of software back from Apple II was not there, plus the prices were so high that they were out of reach of ordinary buyers. The MAC II was sold for $4340 – inflation-adjusted price $11 400, which became one of the top-end high priced gizmos of that time.
The Macintosh Portable
This model was released for the audience in the year 1989 and was a serious attempt by Apple to bring into the world a handy machine, which we today know by the name of laptop. The pixels display you got from it was 680×400, and the processor ran at 16 MHz. The prices quoted for this heavy machine was $6,500 – and today would have sold for $11,300.
The 20th Anniversary Macintosh
Coming in the year 1997 it was a brain-child of Jonathan Ive who was one of main persons who spear-headed the design campaigns of iMac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The performance it gave was not extra-ordinary but was good when comparing with other earlier inventions by Apple. It was available in the market for $7499, and would have sold for $10,400 today, but the sales figures it returned were far below expectations.
Thus, at the end of it these above high-priced machines etched a name in the history books as being the most big-booming highly expensive Apple computers of all times.