If you love collecting old and historical computer stuff, then eBay is your destination right now. Over at eBay, we spotted a Pixar Image Computer with a $25,000 price tag on it. In case you’re completely alien to this rare piece of gadgetry, the Pixar Image Computer was actually a graphics designing computer built by the computer division of Lucasfilm. When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs bought the computer division in 1986, it was renamed to Pixar. The Pixar Image Computer was specifically built for scientific markets that required high-end visualization.
Medicine, meteorology, and geophysics were among the markets targeted. Famous for its tombstone design, the computer sold for $135,000, which made it quite hard to sell. Eventually, Pixar redesigned the machine to create the P-II second generation computer that sold for $30,000. According to the seller on eBay, he’s unsure if it’s in working condition because of the lack of a power cord to test the computer. The Pixar Image Computer is a historical computer that is linked to Steve Jobs, Pixar, and Lucasfilm. As of this writing, the starting bid price is at $15,000 with a buy it now price of $25,000.
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