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TSE
Feb 15, 2009, 12:04 PM
What is your favorite mac of all time? Post a picture!

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/60000202/Images/42/SNO40012810CD1.jpg

Mine is the Snow iMac G3, partly because those were used at my grade school, and the first time I went into the Apple Store in the Mall of America those were used there and I loved them! I wish I could just buy one of ebay for $100 but unfortunately the shipping costs about $70. :(

Dagless
Feb 15, 2009, 12:12 PM
G4 iMac or the current glossy 15" MBP.

MatLane
Feb 15, 2009, 12:19 PM
Prev Generation Macbook Pro


But love the unibodys ones too!

Sigur
Feb 15, 2009, 01:13 PM
How about a Poll?

Mine is the G4 Cube.

http://www.deskpicture.com/DPs/Technology/Apple/CubePlus.jpg

Melrose
Feb 15, 2009, 01:15 PM
Prev Generation Macbook Pro

I couldn't agree more. Distinct, powerful, mobile.

My Mac is my favourite Mac.

zap2
Feb 15, 2009, 01:16 PM
I think there is something to be said about the Cube. A nice little machine, with room for upgrades. Reasonable priced to day, I'd be all over it!

The Mini is also an impressive computer!


Edit- The iMac G5 has a place in my heart, my first Mac(on my own), I always loved friends asking "where's the tower?"

SkyBell
Feb 15, 2009, 01:24 PM
Couldn't really pick just one. But I would say it's a toss up between the original (clamshell) iBook G3, or the iMac G5/(White) iMac Intel.
http://www.redsplash.de/blog/uploads/ibookg3_700.jpg
http://www.synthtopia.com/news/05_05/images/Apple_iMac_g5.jpg

fireshot91
Feb 15, 2009, 01:44 PM
Cube. No contest


I want that Mouse/Speaker/Keyboard/Monitor combo in the Cube picture above.


To bad it costs a lot more, and wouldn't be more useful. It just looks good :)

SFStateStudent
Feb 15, 2009, 01:59 PM
My favorite is my Mac Pro 3.0 w/ACD; hands down...:cool:

TSE
Feb 15, 2009, 02:02 PM
To the above...

a poll wouldn't work because there are so many different types of Macs.

cherry su
Feb 15, 2009, 02:10 PM
iMac G4

http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/B_IMac_G4_sunflower7.jpg

bartelby
Feb 15, 2009, 02:15 PM
http://weblog.ceicher.com/archives/yosemite.jpg

This is still my favourite looking Mac.

MattG
Feb 15, 2009, 02:39 PM
Another vote for the G4 iMac "Dome"

JackSYi
Feb 15, 2009, 02:42 PM
My first mac, the 15" PowerBook G4 (2004).

Mr. Giver '94
Feb 15, 2009, 02:55 PM
http://weblog.ceicher.com/archives/yosemite.jpg

This is still my favourite looking Mac.

Mine as well. The ad campaign they came up with was clever too. :D

mogzieee
Feb 15, 2009, 03:05 PM
The white MacBook. Just so clean and drop dead gorgeous for a computer.

http://djtendo.com/images/macbook_white.jpg

TheAngusBurger
Feb 15, 2009, 03:12 PM
Personally, the iMac G4. Not sure why, it just seems to me as if it has a little bit of character.

Sesshi
Feb 15, 2009, 03:13 PM
IIfx / IIsi.

Never gave me any trouble, beyond the normal / expected instability of Mac OS at the time. And back then, high-performance Macs were actually better in many ways to get a fairly broad range of stuff done.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 15, 2009, 03:26 PM
I cannot get around my first portable, the Powerbook G3, aka Pismo:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Powerbook_g3_pismo.jpg

It was a gorgeous machine with excellent performance (for its day), and from that point I never wanted a desktop (for personal use) ever again.

I've had an iBook G4 and MacBook Core Duo since, both doing their job flawlessly, but I still have nostalgic feelings about the Pismos.

It might have a strong competitor soon, though, as I'm planning to replace the MacBook with a 15" MacBook Pro 2.8 very soon...and I suspect that might be my new all time favourite... ;)

nick9191
Feb 15, 2009, 03:34 PM
The current iMac and the current 17" Macbook Pro (bezel to thick on the 13" and 15").

The iMac G4 is also very beautiful (did not like the G5 or white Intel). The old Macbook Pro is also very nice. And how could I forget the Mac Pro, also very beautiful.

FF_productions
Feb 15, 2009, 03:35 PM
Mac Pro, hands down, it is a killer machine.

Aperture
Feb 15, 2009, 04:00 PM
iMac G4

Patdt13
Feb 15, 2009, 04:30 PM
iMac G4

Theres just something about this computer:apple:

Melrose
Feb 15, 2009, 05:16 PM
iMac G4



I agree that that one's a pretty close second. I never owned one myself, but the design is completely unique and unmistakable... It's got to be my second-favourite Mac creation.

blackfox
Feb 15, 2009, 06:19 PM
I have to second the vote for the Pismo.

Classic lines. Great connectivity. Dual battery bays. Upgradeable processor.

Of course, in today's world it's an outclassed machine - but at the time it was awesome.

Mine still works perfectly 9 years later...

TSE
Feb 16, 2009, 11:21 AM
If I could get a Pismo for $100, I would definitely buy it. I've never seen one in real life, but on the internet they look amazing. They are definitely a classic, and I can tell that the black MacBooks are going to go down as classics too in about 3-4 years.

pagansoul
Feb 16, 2009, 12:18 PM
I never had one but constantly look at them on Ebay. I think it's one of the most beautiful designs for a computer ever created.

Plymouthbreezer
Feb 16, 2009, 12:46 PM
I vote for the Cube too.

Pair it with a massive ACD, SoundSticks, and a clean keyboard + mouse, ack, amazing!

Eric S.
Feb 16, 2009, 01:10 PM
The one Mac I had that I regret selling, the IIci:

Was the Macintosh IIci the Best Mac Ever? (http://lowendmac.com/musings/09mm/iici-best-mac-ever.html)

wwooden
Feb 16, 2009, 01:23 PM
Still is and probably will always be the Titanium PowerBook. It was so ground breaking at the time with its widescreen display and being less than an inch thick, a complete shift in design and concept. I don't think I will ever get rid of mine.

peskaa
Feb 17, 2009, 02:10 PM
It's a toss up between the G4 Cube and the G4 iMac. Both beautiful machines, but unfortunately getting increasingly under-powered for regular computing use.

yojitani
Feb 17, 2009, 02:53 PM
It's a toss up between the G4 Cube and the G4 iMac. Both beautiful machines, but unfortunately getting increasingly under-powered for regular computing use.

I feel the same way. The new iMacs are nice, but not as nice as the G4s and you can't move the screen around as much. One of these days I'm going to pick up a 20-incher, just because...

GGGUUUYYY
Feb 17, 2009, 05:01 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Power_Mac_G4_MDD_and_Studio_Display.jpg

Since i'm picking a "Firewire 800" in a couple weeks so i'll go with it.

Benguitar
Feb 17, 2009, 07:17 PM
MacBook Pro 15 inch Unibody (I don't like the built in battery in the 17 inch) :mad:


And the G4 Desktop

doubleohseven
Feb 17, 2009, 11:08 PM
iBook Clamshell FTW! :D My favourite colour was lime one.

http://www.atdm.co.uk/mac-pics/ibook-clamshell.jpg

Nermal
Feb 17, 2009, 11:13 PM
I still wish I had my MDD G4. It was my first "Pro" machine and it was great.

Axemantitan
Feb 18, 2009, 12:20 AM
I like this (http://lowendmac.com/orchard/06/0912.html) monster of a cube.

kainjow
Feb 18, 2009, 12:56 AM
I'll agree with some of the others and say iMac G4. I have one for software development and it's great.

NT1440
Feb 18, 2009, 12:58 AM
Honestly, the new unibody macbook, which will be my first mac.

But the imac G4, stunning, never been anything like it. Such a great idea.

ihabime
Feb 18, 2009, 01:37 AM
I've always loved the SE/30, it's such a clean design, everything in a nice tight little package.

peskaa
Feb 18, 2009, 05:38 AM
I feel the same way. The new iMacs are nice, but not as nice as the G4s and you can't move the screen around as much. One of these days I'm going to pick up a 20-incher, just because...

Good luck finding one! I can't find a 20" iMac G4 anywhere for love nor money. All I find is 15" 700/800Mhz models, sometimes 17"ers.

yojitani
Feb 18, 2009, 09:10 AM
Good luck finding one! I can't find a 20" iMac G4 anywhere for love nor money. All I find is 15" 700/800Mhz models, sometimes 17"ers.

I know where one is! The office I used to work in has one. I asked them to tell me when it goes.

Eric S.
Feb 18, 2009, 09:46 AM
Good luck finding one! I can't find a 20" iMac G4 anywhere for love nor money. All I find is 15" 700/800Mhz models, sometimes 17"ers.

The one with the round base? I see three listed on eBay right now.

peskaa
Feb 18, 2009, 09:50 AM
The one with the round base? I see three listed on eBay right now.

Ugh, clearly eBay UK sucks then.

hudsora
Feb 18, 2009, 09:54 AM
Current Macbook Pro 17" it is just drop dead gorgeous!

jaw04005
Feb 18, 2009, 10:02 AM
The iMac G4. I don't think Apple has even come close to topping it again. It was truly unique.

Raid
Feb 18, 2009, 10:27 AM
I'll always have a soft spot for the Mac plus I used from 1986 to 1995. Solid machine through and through. When I finally got a new computer (Performa 6230CD), the Mac plus was still running so well we gave it (and the extenal HD) away to charity.

Doctor Doom
Feb 18, 2009, 10:34 AM
My vote goes to the G4 Cube, closely followed by the G4 iMac. I have relegated my cube to a server (its very good as one) And the 20" G4 iMac is VERY beautiful!!! All i need is a 12" powerbook (my 3rd choice) and my collection is complete;)

Mousse
Feb 18, 2009, 12:11 PM
+1 for the Cube.:cool:

And although much maligned, I also like the granddaddy of mac laptops, the Macintosh Portable (a gorgeous for it's time 9" active matrix B&W screen, 16Mhz 68000 and 16lbs:eek:).

IJ Reilly
Feb 18, 2009, 12:37 PM
The G4 iMac and the Cube: Apple's most innovative designs, and consequently the two most innovative computer designs, ever.

I just gave away our G4 iMac. I hated to see it go, but we weren't using it any longer, and it went to someone who could use it. Nobody is getting their hands on my Cube though.

leekohler
Feb 18, 2009, 12:53 PM
I have to say my Power Mac G4 Sawtooth. That computer rocked. I had it for over 6 years and upgraded everything in it. It's still in use too. I sold it to a co-worker who loves it. Great, unbelievably upgradable computer.

Axemantitan
Feb 18, 2009, 03:06 PM
Good luck finding one! I can't find a 20" iMac G4 anywhere for love nor money. All I find is 15" 700/800Mhz models, sometimes 17"ers.

This place has one in stock. Get it while you can.

http://www.powermax.com/parts/show/c-u65716

Eric S.
Feb 18, 2009, 04:07 PM
I have to say my Power Mac G4 Sawtooth. That computer rocked. I had it for over 6 years and upgraded everything in it. It's still in use too. I sold it to a co-worker who loves it. Great, unbelievably upgradable computer.

Yup, that one still serves as my desktop system, mainly due to the lack of a similarly priced current generation tower. Like you I've upgraded all of its original functionality, and it has run Mac OS from 9.2 through Leopard.

leekohler
Feb 18, 2009, 04:21 PM
Yup, that one still serves as my desktop system, mainly due to the lack of a similarly priced current generation tower. Like you I've upgraded all of its original functionality, and it has run Mac OS from 9.2 through Leopard.

They were the most user-upgradable machines they ever made. They also live forever. Brilliantly well-made and functional. We may never see the likes of those again.

peskaa
Feb 18, 2009, 04:49 PM
This place has one in stock. Get it while you can.

http://www.powermax.com/parts/show/c-u65716

Again, it's US.

Axemantitan
Feb 18, 2009, 05:11 PM
Again, it's US.

Last time I was in the UK, I saw a power adapter in a Londis shop. You can use of those. A friend of mine used a North American to German power adapter to run her laptop in Germany.

dmmcintyre3
Apr 8, 2009, 01:30 AM
Mine is the iMac G4

http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/i/z/rv/2003/12/imac-g4-i1.jpg

If the pic is huge use timg

ceezy3000
Apr 8, 2009, 01:35 AM
first would be the G5 than the nextstation, oh my god i cream in my shorts when i see that advanced OS

ceezy3000
Apr 8, 2009, 01:37 AM
oh and the NExtstation Turbo, i love that NExtstep os, i get a bone*

Shaun.P
Apr 8, 2009, 02:27 AM
Mine is the iMac G4



If the pic is huge use timg

My favourite computer is also the iMac G4 :).

nplima
Apr 8, 2009, 03:14 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/77/ZX_Spectrum_Plus3.jpeg/800px-ZX_Spectrum_Plus3.jpeg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

the +3 had a really nice keyboard and games would run almost instantly :)

brikeh
Apr 8, 2009, 03:31 AM
My 12" powerbook. I should never have sold it.

dmmcintyre3
Apr 8, 2009, 04:17 AM
My 12" powerbook. I should never have sold it.

A 12 inch PowerBook would of been my favorite if it was not for the screen. A 12 inch 1280*1024 would of been good. I would have that instead of my 15 inch.

jonjamesm
Apr 8, 2009, 04:29 AM
c64 = the best gaming machine ever! Freddy's fiendish circus, flimbos quest! KLAX!!! Get in!

sushi
Apr 8, 2009, 04:30 AM
Twentieth Anniversary Mac:

166306

Such a beautiful computer. Cool design. Great sound as well.

Rockatteer
Apr 8, 2009, 06:36 AM
Commodore Amiga 500

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Amiga500_system.jpg/772px-Amiga500_system.jpg

dmmcintyre3
Apr 8, 2009, 08:47 AM
Commodore Amiga 500

[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Amiga500_system.jpg/772px-Amiga500_system.jpg[img]

When was that from?

Benguitar
Apr 8, 2009, 10:05 AM
My top two.

But I love the current generation of Macintosh computers.

http://techfresh.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/apple-powermac-g4.jpghttp://images.macrumors.com/article/2009/01/06/144200-mbp_425.jpg

TomsMacBook
Apr 8, 2009, 03:01 PM
17" Powerbook G4.

I would love one of these for home use...

http://lowendmac.com/pb2/art/17in-pb-b4-320.jpb

celticpride678
Apr 8, 2009, 03:03 PM
Aluminum UniBody 2.4GHz MacBook with Leopard. A dream!

MAC-PRO-DEMON
Apr 8, 2009, 03:40 PM
My 2003 Rev. A PowerBook G4 17"

That machine is still working as of today... I would have said that it is still perfectly happy running 10.2... :O

I recently restored it to it's stock config... (Well... at least the OS... the parts are all maxed out :D)

It is well... just a blast from what Apple laptops should still be made like!!!

I say that... but my new 17" UniBody is also up there with it!!! I just love the matte screen and the power... now the power... that is just WOW!!!!

ayeying
Apr 8, 2009, 03:42 PM
MacBook Air... I seriously love it even though the rev A I owned was extremely underpowered.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/MacBook_Air_black.jpg/800px-MacBook_Air_black.jpg

Malfoy
Apr 8, 2009, 05:27 PM
Deep down it was probably this

http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/quad/header.jpg

Liquid cool G5 *drool*

localoid
Apr 8, 2009, 05:37 PM
http://blogs.theage.com.au/schembri/hal9000.jpg

Jeremy81
Apr 8, 2009, 05:40 PM
24" iMac is probably my favorite. The MacBook both original and unibody would be close second.

brax.j
Apr 8, 2009, 06:22 PM
It is a toss up between the Macbook Air and the G4 Cube.

Génicus
Apr 9, 2009, 03:40 AM
although there are much problems with this one, I really love the design

doubleohseven
Apr 9, 2009, 04:00 AM
Isn't it just so cool? (Key Lime is my favourite colour).

http://media.macworld.co.uk/cmsdata/news/24596/iBook_lime_tent-535.jpg

instaxgirl
Apr 9, 2009, 04:59 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/20079881_109f49bc63.jpg?v=0

I have a soft spot for tangerine because it was the one I used in school. I thought it was the most beautiful computer I'd ever seen :)

Tried to persuade my bfriend to buy me one for my birthday, but he refused :(

skinniezinho
Apr 9, 2009, 06:26 AM
Powerbook g4 12'
http://www.mamboat.com/laptops/wp-content/uploads/2006/02/powerbook_12inch.jpg

MAC-PRO-DEMON
Apr 9, 2009, 06:27 AM
I kinda like the limited edition Pale Green One....

Photoshop FTW

pagansoul
Apr 9, 2009, 07:24 AM
The cube was the best design-wise in my opinion. For upgrade ability it would be the current MacPro.

Shotglass
Apr 9, 2009, 08:01 AM
Hard to decide, but it's either the 12"PB or the 24" iMac that I have now.

Babooshka
Apr 9, 2009, 10:06 AM
White MacBook. I get a good feeling when I see one, if you know what I mean.
http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/macbook_white_400.jpg
Something like that would also be sweet
http://www.applemacbook.com/mods/images/black-keyboard-white-macbook-4.jpg
http://www.applemacbook.com/mods/images/black-keyboard-white-macbook-6.jpg

MattyK
Apr 11, 2009, 09:19 AM
White MacBook. I get a good feeling when I see one, if you know what I mean.

Something like that would also be sweet


How about this..

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/matteh_boy/IMG_0450.jpg

I just so happen to own it :p

Perrumpo
Apr 11, 2009, 09:25 AM
lol

he and his disturbingly-calm voice.

velocityg4
Apr 11, 2009, 09:50 AM
I would have to say the Quadra 840AV with the Apple Design Keyboard. I remember drooling over these at the Mac shop in town. All I could afford at the time though was a IIvx. With their 68040 40mhz and 66Mhz DSP chip the 840AV seemed monstrously powerful. I still want one even though I know it is really slow by todays standards for some reason it still seems powerful.

166699

Also I consider the Mac II, Centris, Quadra designs to be the best looking computers Apple ever made. The current iMacs, Mac Pros etc... do not come close.

They seriously need to release the above keyboard again and case design.

JohnnyQuest
Apr 11, 2009, 11:24 AM
I love the iMac G4! I wish Apple would release an iMac with a similar design, just new and improved.

But I'm still in love with the current line of notebooks! I've always loved the MacBook Air, but prefer the Pro, which is what I have. They're a dream to use!

andreab35
Apr 11, 2009, 12:29 PM
MacBook Air... I seriously love it even though the rev A I owned was extremely underpowered.



Agree. My favorite computer of all time that I have owned is my Macbook Air, Rev. B. Although it is the lowest spec laptop on Apple's product line today, it is totally a fast little machine that is a joy to use daily.
Amen.

nplima
Apr 11, 2009, 01:21 PM
I would have to say the Quadra 840AV [...]

it sure looks like the perfect size for the legendary xMac :)

dmmcintyre3
Apr 11, 2009, 01:26 PM
I would have to say the Quadra 840AV with the Apple Design Keyboard. I remember drooling over these at the Mac shop in town. All I could afford at the time though was a IIvx. With their 68040 40mhz and 66Mhz DSP chip the 840AV seemed monstrously powerful. I still want one even though I know it is really slow by todays standards for some reason it still seems powerful.

[ATTACH]166699[ATTACH]

Also I consider the Mac II, Centris, Quadra designs to be the best looking computers Apple ever made. The current iMacs, Mac Pros etc... do not come close.

They seriously need to release the above keyboard again and case design.

I think the new designs are better. That looks like a PC.

Apple Hobo
Apr 11, 2009, 02:11 PM
Cray 2. Love that Fluorinert "waterfall."

Schtumple
Apr 11, 2009, 02:18 PM
12" PB or G4 Cube, both were amazingly well designed, both sadly before their time, the 12" PB was essentially a super powered netbook, one day I plan on getting one, they're amazing machines for how small they are!

fireshot91
Apr 11, 2009, 02:44 PM
http://www.teamteabag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/glados.png


Does she count?

Xavier
Apr 11, 2009, 02:58 PM
http://img.wiki.excite.co.jp/upload/apple/17/1775806ec0455d90ca4e6f6493f18f08_600x383.jpg

Oh the memories :rolleyes:

Perrumpo
Apr 11, 2009, 03:36 PM
Does she count?

You were adopted.
She was pretty funny.

ButtUglyJeff
Apr 11, 2009, 05:39 PM
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6986/appleiic4.jpg

This baby running AppleWorks was the bomb in its day...........

For those born before 1984, this was the Apple IIc.

I upgraded the RAM, added the 8 bit color monitor, and the 8 color printer. Memories :D

jodelli
Apr 12, 2009, 05:00 AM
You never forget your first... (actually I only got to use it)

sdsvtdriver
Apr 12, 2009, 05:21 AM
Amiga 1000

http://www.geocities.com/compcloset/CommodoreAmiga1000.htm
http://www.geocities.com/compcloset/Amiga1000Box.jpg

JackSYi
Apr 12, 2009, 06:14 AM
My first mac. So many great memories.

mikes63737
Apr 12, 2009, 06:15 AM
http://195.224.149.148/SB/Dell_DimensionXP3.jpg

:p

Actually, it's the new MacBook Pro (everyone knows what that looks like I hope!)

eXan
Apr 12, 2009, 07:26 AM
1) Mac Pro
2) MacBook Pro 15" Unibody
3) MacBook Pro 15" Classic

4) iMac Alu 20"
5) MacBook Unibody

opeter
Apr 12, 2009, 08:31 AM
I actually like these Apple minitowers:

http://www.recycledgoods.com/images/s_p_23587_1.jpg

These were the cases for PowerMacs 9600 (200, 250, 300, 350, dual and single CPU versions) and the later PowerMac G3 "beige".

They had also a "horizontal" desktop version:

http://lowendmac.com/ppc/art/g3-pair-208.jpg

But for me, the minitower was the one, that had that type of "power" comming out of them. You could feel the therm "power" in/out of these boxes. The later G4 towers were a joke, not in functional term, but as a design, especially because of these curved lines and colors (aka PowerMac G3 blue & white). However, I liked the PowerMac G4 Digital Audio too... oh, well.

My first Mac was a clone, Umax Aegis, but I also like the case of its biggest brother, the Pulsar series:
http://www.everymac.com/images/cpu_pictures/umax_s900.gif

PowerBookRelic
Apr 12, 2009, 12:53 PM
Twentieth Anniversary Mac:


Such a beautiful computer. Cool design. Great sound as well.

The TAM is in Seinfeld (season 9) !

dvince2
Apr 12, 2009, 01:16 PM
absolutly the iMac g4. Beautiful and slick looking machine. I think all other iMacs since have been a step backwards in design.

brop52
Apr 12, 2009, 01:26 PM
http://estb.msn.com/i/F4/CF27F72C2BBF238DCAAFB4C8EDA085.jpg

iMac G3 Tray Loader because it was so revolutionary at the time.

philbeeney
Apr 12, 2009, 01:48 PM
My first and current Mac. A 17" Powerbook G4 1.5.

Still going strong after 4 and a half years and one hard drive replacement.

AC Rempt
Apr 12, 2009, 04:05 PM
PowerMac 7600/132! This baby lived on and on, upgrade after upgrade, before it sadly went to its final resting place. I love the design, and while I can see why towers make more sense in this day and age, I'll always have a soft spot for the horizontal CPU. It opened up so easily, and it even had a kickstand to hold up the drive cage.

PowerBookRelic
Apr 12, 2009, 04:13 PM
snip

iMac G3 Tray Loader because it was so revolutionary at the time.

I always thought that these were ugly; however, around this time was the first time I began noticing an increase in consumers having Apple computers. So, this was a great computer as far as Apple Inc. is concerned. Before this computer, most of the Apples that I saw were in schools (powermac, etc)

iObama
Apr 12, 2009, 04:16 PM
It's a toss up between the Intel Mac mini or the White MacBook. Both beautiful machines.

brop52
Apr 12, 2009, 04:16 PM
I always thought that these were ugly; however, around this time was the first time I began noticing an increase in consumers having Apple computers. So, this was a great computer as far as Apple Inc. is concerned. Before this computer, most of the Apples that I saw were in schools (powermac, etc)

Lol. So ugly that they were beautiful. They were very different and probably key to Apple's rebirth. I had the original Bondi Blue iMac and when that died I got the Indigo iMac slot loader that still works and my mom uses it for her business. Though despite the upgrades I've made to it she needs to upgrade soon.

ceezy3000
Apr 12, 2009, 04:36 PM
the se/30 or the black macbook

Beerfloat
Apr 12, 2009, 06:50 PM
http://img.wiki.excite.co.jp/upload/apple/17/1775806ec0455d90ca4e6f6493f18f08_600x383.jpg

Oh the memories :rolleyes:

Seconded, tho the original LC wins for me.

http://www.macobserver.com/images/news/2001/20010323remembering1990/images/05_brochure_90.jpg

A Mac II for the rest of us, flawed but beautiful nonetheless.

spencers
Apr 12, 2009, 07:35 PM
20th anniversary mac

JBazz
Apr 12, 2009, 10:06 PM
http://www.golem.de/0102/12522-imac_gr.jpg

dmmcintyre3
Apr 12, 2009, 10:10 PM
^^ You seriously like that?

I have played with iMac G4's (a 17 inch 1 GHz). They are great machines and I would love a 20 inch modded into a external monitor/HD/SuperDrive.

JBazz
Apr 12, 2009, 10:47 PM
Yeap, I love that iMac. Still have mine. I also love the overly dramatic drama it brings from mostly males.

PowerBookRelic
Apr 13, 2009, 02:09 PM
snip

That would give me a headache ! :D

Blue Fox
Apr 13, 2009, 02:52 PM
The 20th Anniversary Mac......the iMac's great grandfather.

http://www.renewingmind.com/twentieth/jpegs/Front_with_Logo


........and of course, I'm still partial to my first Apple, a PowerBook 140 (which I still have, and it still works.......slowly).

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/powerbook-right.jpg

gkarris
Apr 13, 2009, 09:04 PM
The first "round" of low cost macs when they came out, the LC, the IIsi, and the Classic:

http://vectronicsappleworld.com/appleii/articlepics/timeline/maclc.jpg http://vectronicsappleworld.com/appleii/articlepics/timeline/maciisi.jpg http://vectronicsappleworld.com/appleii/articlepics/timeline/macclassic.jpg

Also the "Pizza Box" Macs, the LC, Centris, and Quadra 605

Centris:

http://www.nilshott.de/bilder/centris610.jpg

One of the best is the Quadra 700

http://lowendmac.com/quadra/art/quadra-700-240.jpg

As far as recent, the Aluminum MacBook, and the Mini... ;)

adamvk
Apr 13, 2009, 09:06 PM
My favorite is the Blackbook.

http://images.appleinsider.com/macbook-8.jpg

erikistired
Apr 13, 2009, 09:08 PM
How about a Poll?

Mine is the G4 Cube.

http://www.deskpicture.com/DPs/Technology/Apple/CubePlus.jpg

i love the cube. my favorite mac of all time.

dmmcintyre3
Apr 13, 2009, 09:22 PM
My favorite is the Blackbook.

[IMG]http://images.appleinsider.com/macbook-8.jpg[IMG]

The trackpad button is HUGE on that MacBook. But the iBook had a bigger one.

I wish I could get a black MacBook with the 9400m

roto1231
Apr 13, 2009, 09:29 PM
My favorite Mac of all time would be the Blueberry iMac. It was my favorite because it was the first Mac I ever owned. I still have mine too.

eXan
Apr 13, 2009, 10:19 PM
The trackpad button is HUGE on that MacBook. But the iBook had a bigger one.

I wish I could get a black MacBook with the 9400m

Those trackpads were the same on all Intel Macs before MBA. I actually like this big button way more than MBA's thin one. And I don't like how you need to apply much more pressure to click on the glass tackpads and how it makes a loud click when pressed.

brop52
Apr 13, 2009, 10:37 PM
Tapping is much better than clicking with the new trackpads. Then there is no sound.

Perrumpo
Apr 13, 2009, 10:47 PM
Those trackpads were the same on all Intel Macs before MBA. I actually like this big button way more than MBA's thin one. And I don't like how you need to apply much more pressure to click on the glass tackpads and how it makes a loud click when pressed.

Ah, I haven't really tried the glass ones much. I know that my iBook G4 makes a very loud click, though... always hated that. I have never been a fan of the trackpad tapping because I do it accidentally too much, so I like using the button. Thankfully, the PowerBook G4 and the pre-unibody MacBook Pros have a much quieter click.

eXan
Apr 13, 2009, 11:39 PM
Tapping is much better than clicking with the new trackpads. Then there is no sound.

A, maybe it is for some, but I like to use my thumb to click and my index finger to track the cursor (thumb is always on the button or the bottom area if glass trackpad). At least glass TPs allow me to do this... but the click is very loud :(

I tap the trackpad accidentally too much is tap to click is enabled.

brop52
Apr 14, 2009, 12:24 AM
I use my middle finger as the main finger for moving the cursor and clicking and the ring finger to do two finger scrolling along with the middle finger. My thumb is only used for zooming or rotating images. My index finger is only used for using the three finger or four finger gestures.

mac88
Apr 14, 2009, 12:25 AM
The one I'm using right now. I love it and has helped me make the switch, at least not totally, from Windows.

toastr
Apr 14, 2009, 03:36 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3253303137_e7cb34f577.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/honeybane/3253303137/)

12" iBook G3 (and G4). Despite it's logic board problems, it's my favourite Mac since it was my first Mac.
Although mine ended up being sold to buy a Macbook, which since then has carried on with it's legacy of being awesome :rolleyes:

eXan
Apr 14, 2009, 04:00 AM
pic

12" iBook G3 (and G4). Despite it's logic board problems, it's my favourite Mac since it was my first Mac.
Although mine ended up being sold to buy a Macbook, which since then has carried on with it's legacy of being awesome :rolleyes:

lol this picture reminded me that the screen on my MacBook is not that small after all :D

PowerBookRelic
Apr 14, 2009, 08:17 AM
My favorite is the Blackbook.


I love my black macbook, too. Just make sure to upgrade from Tiger!

nplima
Apr 14, 2009, 09:40 AM
am I dreaming or when this thread started it was about the favourite computer and now it's about the favourite Mac of all time? :confused:

dmmcintyre3
Apr 14, 2009, 10:43 AM
am I dreaming or when this thread started it was about the favourite computer and now it's about the favourite Mac of all time? :confused:

The mods merged the "Post your favorite computer of all time" thread that I started with a similar thread that was for Macs only.

PowerBookRelic
Apr 14, 2009, 01:01 PM
am I dreaming or when this thread started it was about the favourite computer and now it's about the favourite Mac of all time? :confused:

It's a conspiracy! But, perhaps mac have been the favorites of all time. I for one would like to forget all my past PC experiences.

I didn't mention earlier, but I love the Mac Color Classic, or Performa 250. I remember playiing Oregon Tail on them and doing hypercard.

dontwalkhand
Apr 14, 2009, 04:32 PM
The iMac G4, mainly due to the fact it is different.

Sawtooth811
Apr 14, 2009, 07:42 PM
It's between the Power Macintosh 5200, iMac G3 (Summer 2000), PowerBook G3 Pismo and The Power Mac G4 MDD (FW800):apple:.

macuserx86
Apr 15, 2009, 05:54 PM
2008 Octo Mac Pro. Beautiful machine!
the new ones are nice too, but I like mine better. ;)

Reventon
Apr 15, 2009, 05:58 PM
Score one more for the 20th Anniversary Mac. Looks so epic.

http://wiredblogs.typepad.com/cultofmac/tam300298.jpg

As well as the new 24" iMac. Though I am biased towards that one. :)

http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/imac.preview.jpg

Carl Abudephane
Apr 15, 2009, 07:00 PM
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PowerBookRelic
Apr 15, 2009, 11:18 PM
Score one more for the 20th Anniversary Mac. Looks so epic.



I didn't know the mouse on the TAM came a part from the keyboard.... interesting. I wish I would have seen one in real life.

iPenguin
Apr 15, 2009, 11:46 PM
Mac wise, my 15" MBP, but we all know what that looks like.

Now Apple wise, it has to be the Apple IIGS. I cut my teeth on this thing. Still have it and it still works.

http://incolor.inetnebr.com/gnelson/graphics/appleiigs.jpg

velocityg4
Apr 16, 2009, 07:12 AM
Mac wise, my 15" MBP, but we all know what that looks like.

Now Apple wise, it has to be the Apple IIGS. I cut my teeth on this thing. Still have it and it still works.

http://incolor.inetnebr.com/gnelson/graphics/appleiigs.jpg
Those were awesome computers. My buddies dad had one, probably still does. He had a RAM upgrade card with a few megabytes of RAM, a 9Mhz CPU upgrade, 20MB Hard Drive, 2 5.25" Floppies, 2 3.5" Floppies, a sound board with mixer, 12" RGB, hand held page scanner, imagewriter II, a joystick for games, and was running GS/OS 6.

That thing was a beast and encouraged me to buy my first Mac the IIvx.
Mainly to play the massive games library my friend had for the IIgs. That's when I found out that there were Apple's and there were Macintoshes:(. But I loved the Mac immediately, despite not having the games to play, and quickly sold my recently purchased 486 to my Dad:D.

dazzer21
Apr 16, 2009, 10:29 AM
I have to second the vote for the Pismo.

Classic lines. Great connectivity. Dual battery bays. Upgradeable processor.

Of course, in today's world it's an outclassed machine - but at the time it was awesome.

Mine still works perfectly 9 years later...

I had one too - was a fantastic machine and I maintain that only if it were to match the power of today's laptops, it's still a great design; I had a battery, CD-ROM drive and a Zip drive and the ability to hot-swap between them was BRILLIANT! A real head turner in its day. My personal laptop today is...

A Powerbook G4 400Mhz! Got it on the insurance as a replacement for the G3 - unfortunately, MagSafe didn't exist back then! About 8 years old and hasn't missed a beat in all that time, despite being lugged around on a daily basis. OS 9.1 rocks! :apple:

Eric S.
Apr 16, 2009, 10:55 AM
OS 9.1 rocks! :apple:

Except for the fact that there isn't a single decent web browser for it, of course. ;)

hyperscribble
Oct 22, 2009, 08:25 AM
Aesthetically, my favorite Apple machine ever is the iMac G4. My second favorite is likely a tie between the 12" PowerBook G4, and dare I say; the newly redesigned October 2009 MacBook.

The Snow iMac G3, iMac G5, iBook G3, eMac G4, and the newly redesigned October 2009 27" iMac all get an honorable mention.

Having said that, my least favorite Apple machine in the history of Apple in terms of aesthetics and display usability is the Mid-2007 iMac (with the "glass" display coating) which was recently discontinued (October 2009) with the release of the new iMac.

The most recent line of MacBook Pros (also with a heavy emphisis on black, but with excellent build quality), the MacBook Air, and the First Generation MacBook all get a not-so-honorable mention.

savoirfaire
Oct 22, 2009, 08:52 AM
Aesthetically, my favorite Apple machine ever is the iMac G4.

Agreed - I still keep my 20" G4 iMac front and center on my desk!

Perrumpo
Oct 22, 2009, 10:10 AM
And I don't like how you need to apply much more pressure to click on the glass tackpads and how it makes a loud click when pressed.

I can agree with you now that I own a Mac with the glass trackpad. My Classic MBP's button was much easier to click and much quieter. Now I feel like I'm back to my iBook's clicking. I tried, yet again, to use the tapping for clicking, but I just always end up tapping accidentally.

Back on topic, I think my iBook G4 will always be in my heart as a favorite. I got it Early '05, I believe. It was my first OS X Mac, first laptop, and it's beautiful, too. I got it back from a friend not too long ago. It was rather filthy and many letters on the keys had gotten chipped off. But now she has a new keyboard and she cleaned up quite well! I should take pictures. It's in great shape.

http://www.pcagain.biz/productimages/IB.jpg

angusslo
Nov 2, 2009, 04:12 PM
id totally buy 24" iLamp if they would sell one!

wesrk
Nov 2, 2009, 04:36 PM
not receiving a lot of love here, but count me for the Mac Mini.

macgeek18
Nov 3, 2009, 12:32 AM
Here's my favorite,it's also my computers but ya,my favs are mine,not just because there mine but I love the iBook Clamshells and Power Mac G4's.:)

Blue Sun
Nov 3, 2009, 01:09 AM
+1 iMac G4

I don't mind the White MacBook either......both are such clean designs.

alleycat
Nov 10, 2009, 04:51 PM
I think my favorite was the Mac SE. I used that all the way through high school and part of college…in the 1990's! What a solid little machine.

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz158/harleypierce/macse_1_20.jpg

Archon Gold
Nov 10, 2009, 05:09 PM
PowerBook G4 17" 1.5Ghz (not the 1.67 since those had screen problems)

http://solutionx.com.au/Applepic/17powerbook.jpg

Supa_Fly
Nov 10, 2009, 09:46 PM
For me its really hard to say. Maybe its because it took me SOO long to finally own a Mac - personal hardships and excuses asside.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Powerbook_g3_pismo.jpg
Pismo (Powerbook G3) was awesome and featured in so many movies you couldn't ignore it if you tried. Come to think of it, I cannot think of more than 1 PC laptop that came close to its performance.

A friend of mine teased me with the PowerMac G4 733Mhz QuickSilver for 3 mths on loan. Man Cheetah & Puma (I upgraded it) where horrible yet so inviting that it was just beautiful. Free classes to learn the basics at CPUsed on Dupont helped. I was a great machine - best with Dual 1Ghz G4; and gets a worthy mention. This was what the G4 should've launched with.

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=158141&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1234812000


But its THIS machine that just did it for me. Like the first girl at high school that I had a crush, no, obsession with. I walked to the nearest Apple retailer (both Apple & Palm/Psion retailer), and this machine had a lineup for people just to touch it, see it in action. THIS machine made OS X a real dream to enjoy, crushing the long time favorite the Pismo; it's only achilles heel to massive appeal was the price, and case pealing. I vowed I would own one, and I finally bought one last month. I'm happy with it, considering its age.


Next up will be a MB 13" Unibody and hopefuly a Mac Pro 8Core late 2008; I got 2 sweet 17" & 20" Dell LCD's just waiting for them.

:apple:

dmmcintyre3
Nov 10, 2009, 10:00 PM
(not the 1.67 since those had screen problems)

If it had the 1680x1050 screen it would not have the screen problems. All of the 1440x900 screens could have it if the screen was replaced

Bennieboy©
Nov 10, 2009, 10:24 PM
my old PPC G5, proper workhorse that stumbled at nothing lol

http://reviews.cnet.com/sc/30912259-2-200-0.gif

surgedc5
Nov 11, 2009, 02:11 AM
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=199844&stc=1&d=1256216699

one of my all time favs

joshwest
Nov 11, 2009, 08:07 AM
a toss up between the two, the iMac was my first really nice mac and i always loved the original design now when the i7's ship i'll have one of those on my desk

http://www.synthtopia.com/news/05_05/images/Apple_iMac_g5.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3568371921_c8dba5093d.jpg

macfrik
Nov 11, 2009, 08:58 AM
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=199844&stc=1&d=1256216699

one of my all time favs
No doubt. That is also my all time favourite!

Patdt13
Nov 11, 2009, 09:16 AM
Mines the 13 inch MacBook Pro, it's my first Mac, so I guess it has some meaning :apple:

mousouchop
Nov 11, 2009, 09:32 AM
Unibody Macbook Pro 15" is my favorite, as that is what I now own. I also find this design to be the best of anything I have seen from Apple. Beats the hell out of all of the iBooks, Powerbooks, Non-Uni MBPs and Macbooks (Had a Blackbook, hated the sharp seam at where the top case met the bottom case).

Also, the Power Mac G5/Mac Pro design is simply beautiful. I was going to get a Mac Pro instead of the 15" MBP, but I need my computer to be portable and speedy. :)

diotav
Nov 11, 2009, 10:06 AM
MacBook Air followed by the Mac Pro.

Perrumpo
Nov 11, 2009, 10:08 AM
Unibody Macbook Pro 15" is my favorite, as that is what I now own. I also find this design to be the best of anything I have seen from Apple. Beats the hell out of all of the iBooks, Powerbooks, Non-Uni MBPs and Macbooks (Had a Blackbook, hated the sharp seam at where the top case met the bottom case).

Also, the iMac G5/Mac Pro design is simply beautiful. I was going to get a Mac Pro instead of the 15" MBP, but I need my computer to be portable and speedy. :)

Now on the unibodies, there's not a sharp seam, just a super-sharp edge. :rolleyes:

mousouchop
Nov 11, 2009, 10:12 AM
Now on the unibodies, there's not a sharp seam, just a super-sharp edge. :rolleyes:

I don't find the edge of the unibodies to be very sharp at all. Not nearly as sharp as the plastic seam. That thing hurt like hell when I first got my Macbook. I had to put electrical tape over the edges at first until I got used to it. My wrists were always raw. The edge on the unibodies is more refined, smoothed and what not.

msjones
Nov 12, 2009, 05:11 AM
My first proper mac was a g5 dual 2GHZ
http://cdn3.ioffer.com/img/item/122/349/035/PxfL8v411QUo4KI.jpg

I love this machine, I have it sat in its box in the corner of the room, can't bring myself to sell it..... not been used in over a year.

Queso
Nov 12, 2009, 05:27 AM
The LC in particular was just so stylish for the time. Nothing else looked anywhere near that good. With the iMac DV the appeal is the refinement of the original fruity iMacs. Better screen resolution, no fan, no drive tray, easy to reach ports. Beautiful, especially the graphite one.

However, for the utter practicality and functionality the PB12 wins hands down. I bought one of the first gen ones and everybody was blown over by it even before I mentioned the built-in Bluetooth, 802.11g (rarity at the time), and the DVD burner. Mine is still in regular use, although I gave it to a friend last year so it's not really mine now. My current MBP 15" just doesn't inspire the same love.

toolbox
Nov 14, 2009, 07:25 PM
I've always loved the SE/30, it's such a clean design, everything in a nice tight little package.

So do i in fact i still have mine.

alphaod
Nov 15, 2009, 05:40 AM
I love the current Mac Pro; every time I open it up to clean, I marvel at its magnificence.

Xavier
Nov 15, 2009, 10:34 AM
This has been my most reliable mac, and it is still up and running.
http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/g4_mdd.jpg

I have the dual 1 GHZ version

Decrepit
Nov 15, 2009, 11:02 AM
Mac? The Mac Mini.

Apple Computer? The Apple IIc. This was the first case of computer envy I ever had. I had a II+. My friend had a IIc, and I was enamored.

bobbytomorow
Nov 17, 2009, 10:36 PM
oooohhhh hard pick

never had one but always went to the store to admire the 'cube

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/2790743774_78044c83bf.jpg

my second iMac, I actually had 2 of these. I still think they look modern as heck!

http://themonkeycrew.typepad.com/photos/randomness/imacg4.jpg

Spent lots of time on the Classic back in elementary school :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Macintosh_classic.jpg

and of course the Unibodies are simply gorgeous

http://www.mr-gizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/apple_17inch_unibody_macbookpro.jpg

kelau09
Nov 18, 2009, 08:43 AM
iMac G4 (Lamp), the most practical monitor arm all-time.
it's a shame they discontinued the design.:mad:

Arnenys
Nov 18, 2009, 08:53 AM
iMac G4 FTW! :D

harperjones99
Nov 18, 2009, 09:32 AM
I don't find the edge of the unibodies to be very sharp at all. Not nearly as sharp as the plastic seam. That thing hurt like hell when I first got my Macbook. I had to put electrical tape over the edges at first until I got used to it. My wrists were always raw. The edge on the unibodies is more refined, smoothed and what not.

This depends on the individual machine. Mine has a really sharp edge...so much so that I might sand it down a bit like some people have done to take the bite off...I was in a shop with about 5 unibodies in a row and some were really sharp and some more smooth. There was a massive difference in how they felt but you couldn't tell by looking at them at really.

Jason Beck
Nov 18, 2009, 10:17 AM
I like my 13" Macbook Pro Unibody.

Mousse
Nov 18, 2009, 11:12 AM
I've always been a fan of the Mac IIcx/IIci/Quadra 700 form factor. Clean lines and easy to upgrade. My favorite was the IIci w/cache card. Nearly as fast as the $10,000 IIfx at half the cost.:cool:

SchneiderMan
Nov 18, 2009, 11:58 AM
I must say the Unibody Macbook Pro.

St0rMl0rD
Nov 18, 2009, 02:57 PM
iMac G4 FTW! :D

Oh yeah.

-J

Maxintech
Nov 18, 2009, 04:20 PM
1. Unibody MBP. I've got MBP 15" Late 2008
2. My future MBP. i7 + 8GB RAM + 512 SSD :D

Eric S.
Nov 18, 2009, 05:41 PM
I've always been a fan of the Mac IIcx/IIci/Quadra 700 form factor. Clean lines and easy to upgrade. My favorite was the IIci w/cache card. Nearly as fast as the $10,000 IIfx at half the cost.:cool:

Yes, I had one of those. A very clean system and fast for its time. I wish I had kept mine if only for nostalgia's sake. Some people actually still manage to find uses for them.

EliteF50
Nov 25, 2009, 05:03 PM
21.5" iMac

http://www.mbsdirect.com/current/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/iMac_21.5_inch___4addf67192c48.jpg

Black Macbook

http://legacy.kcrw.com/join/black_macbook.png

Jason Beck
Nov 25, 2009, 05:27 PM
I do like the current Mac Mini too though. I may be getting one someday soon.

Antares
Nov 25, 2009, 05:34 PM
I cannot get around my first portable, the Powerbook G3, aka Pismo:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Powerbook_g3_pismo.jpg

It was a gorgeous machine with excellent performance (for its day)

Ditto! The PowerBook G3 Pismo.

No laptop could match it's performance, style and expandability. I still have mine which I use solely as a legacy OS9 machine.

I've had various Macs both before and after. The Pismo is, by far, tops. In fact, the Pismo will probably go down in history as one the best designed laptops ever created.

eXan
Nov 25, 2009, 06:04 PM
Ditto! The PowerBook G3 Pismo.

No laptop could match it's performance, style and expandability. I still have mine which I use solely as a legacy OS9 machine.

I've had various Macs both before and after. The Pismo is, by far, tops. In fact, the Pismo will probably go down in history as one the best designed laptops ever created.

What's so great about this Pismo? :/ Am I missing something, because it looks quite ugly...

Macdctr
Nov 25, 2009, 07:27 PM
What's so great about this Pismo? :/ Am I missing something, because it looks quite ugly...

:apple: The Pismo was the last series of laptops designed by Apple that was fully expandable :apple:

1. It has the capability to go on the battery for up to 10 hours of usage. Using both bays with fully charged batteries.

2. This laptop is very easy to upgrade the hard drive, memory, or processor by taking off the keyboard and swapping out the desired components.

3. Airport card (802.11b, although older technology would have greater range then 802.11g) was fully integrated inside this laptop.

4. big 14" screen in relation to the size of the laptop.

5. using the PCMCIA slot on the left you could use practically anything that fit in that card slot such as USB 2.0, current wireless cards.....

6. Parts for this laptop is very easy to acquire and is very easy to repair.

What other laptop (cira 2000) can you name that you can still use today?

Since 2000, my "Pismo" has been upgraded with the G4 550Mhz processor, 1GB ram, and 120GB hard drive. I also have the high capacity battery which lasts just over 5 hours. I can stream my music over to my Apple TV, surf the internet or go over my documents using Microsoft Office suite... What other laptop today can do that on a consistent basis? (Keeping in mind you want to compare other makes from the same year (2000)...)

My MBP didn't even last near 5 hours when the battery was new....the only gripe I have with it. Even today you can't get a high capacity battery for this computer.... but you can for the Pismo :D

Although my Pismo is now dated compared to the current offerings, I'm still running OS 10.4.11 with absolutely no issues whatsoever. For what I need this trusty Pismo has been a great computer. Show me any other brand of laptop that was produced in 2000 that can do what the Pismo can do. This is what makes the Pismo unique and loved by so many IMHO :D

I hope I am able to explain what all the hub bub concerning Pismo is all about...:D

eXan
Nov 25, 2009, 11:03 PM
:apple: The Pismo was the last series of laptops designed by Apple that was fully expandable :apple:

1. It has the capability to go on the battery for up to 10 hours of usage. Using both bays with fully charged batteries.

2. This laptop is very easy to upgrade the hard drive, memory, or processor by taking off the keyboard and swapping out the desired components.

3. Airport card (802.11b, although older technology would have greater range then 802.11g) was fully integrated inside this laptop.

4. big 14" screen in relation to the size of the laptop.

5. using the PCMCIA slot on the left you could use practically anything that fit in that card slot such as USB 2.0, current wireless cards.....

6. Parts for this laptop is very easy to acquire and is very easy to repair.

What other laptop (cira 2000) can you name that you can still use today?

Since 2000, my "Pismo" has been upgraded with the G4 550Mhz processor, 1GB ram, and 120GB hard drive. I also have the high capacity battery which lasts just over 5 hours. I can stream my music over to my Apple TV, surf the internet or go over my documents using Microsoft Office suite... What other laptop today can do that on a consistent basis? (Keeping in mind you want to compare other makes from the same year (2000)...)

My MBP didn't even last near 5 hours when the battery was new....the only gripe I have with it. Even today you can't get a high capacity battery for this computer.... but you can for the Pismo :D

Although my Pismo is now dated compared to the current offerings, I'm still running OS 10.4.11 with absolutely no issues whatsoever. For what I need this trusty Pismo has been a great computer. Show me any other brand of laptop that was produced in 2000 that can do what the Pismo can do. This is what makes the Pismo unique and loved by so many IMHO :D

I hope I am able to explain what all the hub bub concerning Pismo is all about...:D

I see, thx. But it does look ugly IMO :(

Supa_Fly
Nov 26, 2009, 02:08 AM
3. Airport card (802.11b, although older technology would have greater range then 802.11g) was fully integrated inside this laptop.

Didn't know it was capable of using Airport! I thought that was a newer technology that debuted AFTER the iMac's and the colour iBooks??

If true then it makes your 5th point all that much more important since back in prior to 2002 just about EVERY PC laptop did NOT have wireless built-in without an expensive add-on via PCMCIA expansion.



5. using the PCMCIA slot on the left you could use practically anything that fit in that card slot such as USB 2.0, current wireless cards.....

Note that this slot enabled the PowerBook to have an external video card to drive either Internal LCD or External monitor (CRT/LCD), one of the FEW laptops that could do this!! The slot had this in Type II/III natively supported in the chipset, even with other cpu's by win-based PC's but it NEVER panned out (maybe a few companies made cards for this but they never lasted long).

Of note, has anyone noticed that expansion for MacBooks are pretty much dead and long gone now; save for the 17" ?!! PC laptops as well but there are quite a few options left. Kind of odd how just 7yrs ago many mobile professionals NEEDED/PLEADED for expansion (beyond just storage memory) to be done within the laptop to make them lighter for mobile carrying, and now we rely on external boxes ever growing larger in size to be carried in the laptop bag, lol.

I see, thx. But it does look ugly IMO :(

Find us another laptop by ANY manufacturer that looked any better up till 2002?! The one I found that came close was the Compaq E500, only if you squinted your eye - and the performance was horrible.

eXan
Nov 26, 2009, 03:38 AM
Find us another laptop by ANY manufacturer that looked any better up till 2002?! The one I found that came close was the Compaq E500, only if you squinted your eye - and the performance was horrible.

iBook? :) But what do I know, all I had was a G3 iMac back then ;)

Macdctr
Nov 26, 2009, 07:26 AM
I see, thx. But it does look ugly IMO :(

I thought the same thing until I got mine. Now I love it all because of everything my Pismo can and still does. I can even load OS 10.5 which makes this laptop one of very few that can still run the current OS. Let's see any PC from (2000) that can run Vista or Windows 7..........:apple::apple::apple:

Didn't know it was capable of using Airport! I thought that was a newer technology that debuted AFTER the iMac's and the colour iBooks??

If true then it makes your 5th point all that much more important since back in prior to 2002 just about EVERY PC laptop did NOT have wireless built-in without an expensive add-on via PCMCIA expansion.



Note that this slot enabled the PowerBook to have an external video card to drive either Internal LCD or External monitor (CRT/LCD), one of the FEW laptops that could do this!! The slot had this in Type II/III natively supported in the chipset, even with other cpu's by win-based PC's but it NEVER panned out (maybe a few companies made cards for this but they never lasted long).

What I mean by integrated is that there's an Airport card (PCMCIA type) that fits inside it's own seperate slot right under the left side of the keyboard. There's a dedicated slot for this Airport card in every Pismo. Not every Pismo came from the factory with this card so you will have to seperately order (through ebay) this card. This is what I did for my daughter's and my Pismo. These days the original Airport card is not as expensive as they were let's say 5 years ago. :apple::apple::apple:

ermir4444
Nov 26, 2009, 08:00 AM
Imac G4 - The best design apple ever made

http://www.mackozer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/imacg4.jpg

Imac 27 - gorgeous screen and unibody. Not to mention that monster i7

http://itunes-skins.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/500x_apple_imac_27inch.jpg

Macbook Pro 13" unibody - Great built quality with great portability backed up by pro guts

http://www.nastyswap.se/images/mbp13left.png

Eric S.
Nov 26, 2009, 10:48 AM
Didn't know it was capable of using Airport! I thought that was a newer technology that debuted AFTER the iMac's and the colour iBooks??

Airport was announced at MWNY in July 1999. Pismo was released February 2000.

I thought the same thing until I got mine. Now I love it all because of everything my Pismo can and still does. I can even load OS 10.5 which makes this laptop one of very few that can still run the current OS.

10.6 is the current OS. :(

applefan1997
Nov 26, 2009, 12:08 PM
Didn't know it was capable of using Airport! I thought that was a newer technology that debuted AFTER the iMac's and the colour iBooks??
Yep, it actually debuted on the colored iBooks. The Pismo was the next model IIRC.
As for my favorite Mac, It's the iMac G4, PowerBook G3, the Clamshell iBook and iMac G3. I know, I haven't made a single choice.

Supa_Fly
Nov 26, 2009, 11:40 PM
Airport was announced at MWNY in July 1999. Pismo was released February 2000.

10.6 is the current OS. :(

Thanks, I didn't know that. I was into the PC back then because well the Pismo was just so unattainable for me back then.

@applefan1997, thanks as well.

I got a sub-concious voice telling me to hold off on saving for the 13"MBP or 13"MB_Aluminum Unibody (used) and get a Pismo just for fun.

macgeek18
Nov 27, 2009, 12:05 AM
My favorite is the iBook Clamshell G3 466Mhz. Graphite.Not only because I own one but because it's a awesome performer and it surfs the web great!I'm typing this on my 466Mhz. Graphite right now,I'm using it for web serfing as my Power Mac is trasfering GB's of data at the moment and the processor is fulling loaded right now.:D

my second favorite is torn between the Power Mac G4 Quicksilver and the 15in Uni Macbook Pro.:D

Macdctr
Nov 28, 2009, 03:44 PM
10.6 is the current OS. :(

You're right. What I meant is that the Pismo can run OS X up to tiger on G3 and you can get Leopard to run on a G4 Pismo with alittle help. Even though Snow Leopard is now the current OS.

mthomp1
Dec 3, 2009, 10:50 AM
I've used many Macs in my lifetime, but the ones I remember most are the LC's from elementary school. They are also my favorite looking Macs of all time.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/dieselpowrguy85/Apple/snap23.jpg

Trivial rock
Dec 3, 2009, 02:14 PM
My iMac G4 (17") I love it :apple:, its cooler than my 27" quad, shame its a little slower though!

partyBoy
Dec 3, 2009, 04:37 PM
i love my current 20 inch intel mac with isight (my second mac ive had my first was the one pictured above my post ^^)

drewsof07
Dec 3, 2009, 04:42 PM
Pretty sure I speak for 50% of MacRumors with this one:

http://www.ncc.up.pt/~rvr/kh/powerbook12top.jpg

It doesn't get any better with Apple's portables than a mouth-watering PowerBook 12". :)

Eric S.
Dec 3, 2009, 04:44 PM
Pretty sure I speak for 50% of MacRumors with this one:

I'd say guess again, because 50% of MacRumors wasn't even around in the PPC era.

Just look at how many responses named the unibody MBP. :rolleyes:

cantthinkofone
Dec 3, 2009, 04:51 PM
Power Mac G5.

When it came out wow buddy...... I loved the commercial for it.

Commercial Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFRhSPNicgc)

drewsof07
Dec 3, 2009, 05:05 PM
I'd say guess again, because 50% of MacRumors wasn't even around in the PPC era.

Just look at how many responses named the unibody MBP. :rolleyes:

I guess you're right. :(

They don't know what they were missing :cool:

cjmillsnun
Dec 3, 2009, 05:22 PM
http://estb.msn.com/i/F4/CF27F72C2BBF238DCAAFB4C8EDA085.jpg

iMac G3 Tray Loader because it was so revolutionary at the time.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes the Bondai Blue iMac. The only issue with them was the mouse

IntheNet
Dec 3, 2009, 08:13 PM
Although I marvel at how limited the G3 Wallstreet Powerbook is when compared to my new MacBook Unibody today, when I bought my Wallstreet (actually the Mainstreet entry level model) I considered it the best computer on the market... the fact that it still runs well confirms that... stylistically it still impresses me...

http://i50.tinypic.com/23vymh5.jpg

scottness
Dec 3, 2009, 08:15 PM
I'd say my 12" PowerBook G4. I kept that one the longest. I kinda miss her...

Forsaken
Dec 3, 2009, 08:22 PM
While the original Apple II deserves massive respect, this is THE one:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/Apple_iieb.jpg

brop52
Dec 3, 2009, 08:41 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes the Bondai Blue iMac. The only issue with them was the mouse

Hockeypucks make good mice. :rolleyes:

Bonsai1214
Dec 3, 2009, 08:51 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes the Bondai Blue iMac. The only issue with them was the mouse

this one still sits in my study at home. my mom uses it for quicken.

Supa_Fly
Dec 4, 2009, 02:42 AM
While the original Apple II deserves massive respect, this is THE one:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/Apple_iieb.jpg

Oh yeah! 1981, Grade 4. My grade school got these in and we marvelled at just how lovely the color screen was!!

It was so new that the teachers where teaching us about the system reading out of the book.

Pops had a friend working at the airport that he told we got Apple PC's and loaned a disc to me. The head computer class teacher argued with me for almost 5mins telling me "there is no such thing as a double-sided floppy disk". He relinquished teaching that day to gaming; I was in control of the class and showed him how double-sided floppy can be done (for an 8yr old that is prime). And the kids LOVED "Karateka"!! An arcade quality game on a PC!! Think about this ... 1981 Arcades where making hand over fist and I had a game on the Apple II that matched in quality, a joystick connected, and more than 4sounds at a time. I also remembered NOT being bullied that year just cause of that disk.

mvkVirtual
Dec 4, 2009, 05:48 AM
My fave has to be the PowerBook G4 / Original MacBook Pro.

I didn't like the 12" PowerBook though.

http://www.themacoutlet.com/images/mbp.jpg

macgeek18
Dec 4, 2009, 01:46 PM
I guess you're right. :(

They don't know what they were missing :cool:


I know,Every mac I own is PPC,my favorite is the 466Mhz iBook Clamshell Graphite,I own one and it's close to the performance of my Power Mac G4.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/13/20079881_109f49bc63.jpg?v=0

I have a soft spot for tangerine because it was the one I used in school. I thought it was the most beautiful computer I'd ever seen :)

Tried to persuade my bfriend to buy me one for my birthday, but he refused :(


I have one in my backpack next to my ibook 466Mhz.I use it when my 466 is maxed out.I have 10.4.11 Tiger on it.I have no idea how it's running it though.I put it in as a joke and it booted.lolIt's got 288MB ram,10GB HD,airport,the works.:D

Here's my favorite macs of all time.I own all but the Lime.Which should be added this year.only my graphite 466,and my Tangerine 300 are in one piece and work at the moment though.

mvkVirtual
Dec 4, 2009, 02:08 PM
Allot of people asked if it could be a poll at the start of the thread, so I thought I would take some time to total up the votes for you guys. :cool:

1st Place - iMac G4 (Lamp) *32 votes*
2nd place - Aluminium Unibody MacBook Pro *20 votes*
3rd place - PowerMac G4 Cube *15 votes*

Those are the current podiums. Hope this was useful, if not I still had fun making it :p I'm Still backing the PowerBook G4 15"/17" :apple:

peevies
Dec 14, 2009, 07:06 PM
i love my current 20 inch intel mac with isight (my second mac ive had my first was the one pictured above my post ^^)


PartyBoy - I have the same iMac (early 2006), my first mac. LoveLOVELOVE it!!! Never had any problem with it...use it daily.
I decided to keep it running Tiger with all the iLife 06 stuff. Is that crazy? I don't think I'll ever sell it. I also have an early 2008 macBook running Leopard (soon Snow Leopard.) I just couldn't bring myself to upgrade the iMac to Leopard - Tiger was so great to learn on.
I wonder if anyone else out there has an mac they COULD update the OS on, but still uses what it shipped with?
I am going to run this mac until it conks out!

Melrose
Dec 14, 2009, 07:51 PM
Here's my favorite macs of all time.I own all but the Lime.Which should be added this year.only my graphite 466,and my Tangerine 300 are in one piece and work at the moment though.

A guy at work had the Blueberry model; I used it a bit. It was my first actual real experience using Macintosh and I loved it. I still like those clamshell notebooks. :)

The best Mac for me is a 17" MacBook Pro. Not only because I have one but because they really are the best of both worlds for me. It handles all my main work - which replaces a desktop model due to it's screen size and specs - but then I can pack it up and do a demo for a client if I need to as well.

Two stones with one bird.

PolySciSurfer
Dec 14, 2009, 08:04 PM
http://pic90.picturetrail.com:80/VOL2183/2324039/4563802/379594405.jpg

This was the best laptop Apple ever made. Up until the 13" MBP with SD Card slot. I am proud to say I have owned many Apple laptops, and the tibook design was stellar, but nothing compares to the new 13" MBP. It's the greatest ever! : )

DevinPitcher
Dec 14, 2009, 08:05 PM
iMac G4. Best display on a Mac ever made.

No ice please
Dec 14, 2009, 08:28 PM
12' Powerbook g4 *drools*

http://www.menyhart.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/Apple-PowerBook-G4-12-inch_4.jpg