View Full Version : I found a cool old computer.(Maybe imac prototype)

Aug 29, 2001, 07:22 PM
On my first day of High School. I was having a good day then, I stumbled into Biology 1 Honors, and found what i belive to be, an imac prototype. I read the back and it said: G3 300mhz, 32 mb ram, 4gb hd, A/V in-out ports, 24x cd-rom. It has the same plastic as the imac on the back and top, but it has the plain old beige plastic as the old all-in-one mac on the sides and front. It had prob. mac os8 and maybe a 12 inch monitor. It also had a beige keyboard.

I was wondering if any one else has seen this computer. I will try to get a picture of it.

Aug 29, 2001, 08:06 PM
Same plastic i.e. same shape?

Aug 29, 2001, 08:36 PM
almost same design. it was a lot bigger, and more square.

Aug 29, 2001, 09:03 PM
That's a G3 All-In-One, made only for education. Not quite an iMac prototype, it shares very little in common, aside from a case that includes a CRT. It had a ZIF processor socket, which the iMac certainly could have used. Rumored to be modeled after Steve Jobs' molar.


Aug 29, 2001, 11:49 PM
Yea i aggree we have a lotta All-In-Ones at my school but they are all for the re..i mean mentally handicapped kids. i always wanted to use one. i wana buy one if they auction em off someday.

Aug 30, 2001, 05:18 AM
LOL! windexmonkey! "re- i mean mentally handicapped kids"

Aug 30, 2001, 09:23 AM
LowEndMac has pictures as well as bios of every Mac made. See if this is the one that u saw...


Aug 30, 2001, 12:04 PM
That's pretty funny. I actually thought that the iMac was the first real all-in-one out there. I have so much to learn so I think I'll shut up for a while and just read what you guys say. Very interesting though!

Aug 30, 2001, 12:27 PM
All-in-one computers have been around for a LOOOOOONNGG time. I remember seeing a competitor to one of IBM's early machines that was an AIO and was "portable" - i.e. it had a handle. And of course the Macintosh classic.

Aug 30, 2001, 12:54 PM
i notice the imac has a carrying handle, i wouldnt trust it myself cos i wouldnt want to break it under the weight.
i was going to buy a black all in one, i think even those look kool

Aug 30, 2001, 06:25 PM
My Fisrt Mac was an all-in-one. A Mac+. It was a cool machine for its time. The hard dirve was external and the OS could boot from a Floppy. B&W screen.

They have been arround for a while

Aug 31, 2001, 05:04 AM

Aug 31, 2001, 06:16 AM
also affectionately known as the tooth


Mr Spock
Aug 31, 2001, 10:24 PM
My first mac was an all in one computer, the "color clasic II"

Sep 14, 2001, 02:36 PM
its definitly a g3 allinone