Blast From the Past: Vanmag October 1981

May 9, 2013

Another gem from the 1981 archives:

"The Computers are Coming". With a cover that looks like a B-list alien invasion film, how can you not be intrigued?

 

"The 'friendly' Apple II is the standard setter for personal computers. Slick design and superior graphics provide good balance for serious business and home entertainment users. This model runs about $3,000, plus your own TV."

 

How does the old Apple II stack up against today's Mac Book Air?

 

Apple II (1981)

Mac Book Air (2013)

RAM:

48KB

8GB

Processor:

1.0MHz

1.7GHz

Storage:

External (cassette or floppy disk)

128GB

Weight:

11.5lbs

2.38lbs

Cost:

$3,000

$1,000

Ohhh Apple, how you've grown!

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