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Now up for sale: My Apple Portable. This is the first portable computer Apple ever sold (but with the rare active matrix display/screen).

It's in great condition except for some small damage in the back which does affect startup (see photo). When I first obtained the computer, it would start up fine but the crack in the back affects the power supply somehow. So the computer is being sold in non-working, as is, condition. If you know how to fix it, great. Condition is as pictured.

What's great also is that I have everything that came with the Apple Portable when it was first being sold, all included: the magnificent carrying case, the power adapter, the luggage tags and straps, the various user guides and disks. It's an amazing package. It's your next "insanely great" purchase.

$500. Get it fully working and keep it for your museum, or flip it for 2-3 times that. It probably costs less than your watch.

No trades (I'd consider your Apple Watch if it costs more). Toronto/GTA--but will ship to long-time members of ehMac who pay by EMT. Cash only otherwise.

Portable (Original) Specs @ EveryMac.com

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The Apple Macintosh Portable features a 16 MHz 68HC000 processor, 1 MB of RAM, a 1.44 MB floppy disk drive and the option of a 40 MB hard drive in a boxy portable case with a 9.8" monochrome active-matrix display.

The Portable often was referred to as the "luggable" because it weighed nearly 16 pounds, but nevertheless, it still was a significant advance toward truly portable "laptop" or "notebook" computers.
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I've had the chance to play with one of these 2 decades ago, nice piece of history!
 

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Are you saying that the screen matrix is active?!!! Wow!
 
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