NeXT Computer (also called the NeXT Computer System) is a workstation computer that was developed, marketed, and sold by NeXT Inc. It was introduced in October 1988 as the company's first and flagship product, at a price of US$6,500 (equivalent to $14,100 in 2019), aimed at the higher-education market. It was designed around the Motorola68030CPU and 68882floating-pointcoprocessor, with a clock speed of . Its NeXTSTEP operating system is based on the Mach and BSD-derived Unix, with a proprietary GUI using a Display PostScript-based back end. The enclosure consists of a 1-foot die-castmagnesium cube-shaped black case, which led to the machine being informally referred to as "The Cube".