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Definition: Macintosh


The original name of Apple's Mac computer line. Debuting in 1984, the first machine was an all-in-one with a built-in 9" CRT. The Macintosh name was an altered spelling of the McIntosh apple. See Mac computer and McIntosh.




The Original Macintosh (1984)
With one floppy disk, 128KB of RAM, the "high-rise" Macintosh was a huge departure from the very popular Apple II, which had made the company very successful. See Apple II. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)