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If you have a ton of money to throw at a computer, you can go in one of two directions -- either all out and load it up with the latest and greatest cutting edge components, or old school (as in, really old school) and pick up a vintage system that's so dated and rare that it's now become a high-priced collectible. The Henry Ford museum complex took the latter route by winning an auction for one of the first Apple-1 computers. The winning bid was $905,000, shipping not included. That bid qualifies the auctioned off Apple-1 as the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, trumping the $671,400 price... Read more...
It seems hard to fathom, but a rather rudimentary computer assembled in a garage almost four decades ago could bring in north of $500,000 in an upcoming auction. This isn't just an ordinary system, however, it's a rare Apple 1, one of the first Apple systems ever built. The man who owns it didn't pay a dime for the system, instead swapping some parts with the previous owner and calling it good. His name is Ted Perry, a retired school psychologist, according to The Telegraph. Now at age 70 years old, he's likely to add a significant sum to his retirement savings, as these old systems have been known... Read more...