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Old May 16, 2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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What is the best Apple Computer of all time?

What is the best Apple Computer of all time Design and Performance wise?
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Old May 16, 2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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Regardless of what people say, I think the best mac is the one that you have, that you have made a part of your life, and an essential component of your computing lifestyle. Damn performance to hell, every mac is a work of art and does its job as such. When it comes to a mac and what it does for you, do a few periods and added s's do anything? Exactly.
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Old May 16, 2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE! CUBE!

THE CUBE IS THE BEST NO MATTER WHAT!

sorry if i seem a bit ecited. i just want a cube so friggin bad!
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Old May 16, 2003, 06:43 PM   #4
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Cube, hands down. Best one I've ever owned and I've had them all. The Cube was a work of art, and it worked beautifully. I regret selling mine every day.
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Old May 16, 2003, 07:29 PM   #5
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Cube

Cube. Period. Case closed.
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Old May 16, 2003, 08:07 PM   #6
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I've gotta give it up to the 17" powerbook
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Old May 16, 2003, 08:13 PM   #7
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The Cube is a beautiful computer. I have just installed a Gig of memory and added PowerLogix 1 GHz processor and though the video could be improved it now really flies... and it's silent.
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Old May 16, 2003, 08:19 PM   #8
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17" Powerbook. At least it's the best mac I've ever owned. All around that is.
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Old May 16, 2003, 08:23 PM   #9
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performa 630cd....... my first mac, da bomb diggety
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Old May 16, 2003, 08:32 PM   #10
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I think the best Mac computer of all times is the Mac IIfx... Naturally, it doesn't have the athestics nor power of today's Mac's, but I'm looking at things from a relative perspective. The IIfx had tremendous performance and WOW factor relative to anything else out there at the time.

Also, the SE30 was pretty sweet...
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wow a lot of people like the cube. (PCI)
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Old May 16, 2003, 08:57 PM   #12
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wow a lot of people like the cube. (PCI)
people like the cube because it was a consumer computer, and you could hook it up to an old moniter, or buy an apple moniter. it didn't have a built in moniter. apple sold more moniters that way.
i want a cube!!!

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Old May 16, 2003, 09:02 PM   #13
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Cube?!
Too bad it didn't sell well - alas, just too soon. I hope they make a low end cube so you can drive your stereo or tv with one.

Re: IIfx
I remember this, and I have to agree the WOW factor was there when I first saw one. It was the first time I saw a computer drive 2 screens! One was even colour!

I have to say the current G4 PowerMac is my favourite design.. although there are quirks (as with any product), it is a great piece of PC engineering.

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Old May 16, 2003, 09:03 PM   #14
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Old May 16, 2003, 09:09 PM   #15
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Old May 16, 2003, 09:13 PM   #16
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A G4 Cube with a 23" Cinema Display!
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Old May 16, 2003, 09:32 PM   #17
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The 2 ghz Powerbook 970 is the best Computer Apple ever made, although It won't be made until late 2003 early 2004.

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Old May 16, 2003, 09:43 PM   #18
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all-in-one: the Twentieth Anniversary Mac (you've gotta admit it was a work of art, even though it was pretty expensive)
Since when is the TAM all in one? I guess it was in that the monitor and CD-ROM were in the same part, making the user interact pretty much exclusively with one part, plus the keyboard/touchpad combination.

My favorite Macs:

Desktop: The Cube. No further explanation.

Laptop: 12" PowerBook. Small, light, SuperDrive, what more could you ask for? Maybe a L3 cache and more RAM...
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Old May 16, 2003, 09:56 PM   #19
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I think the best Mac computer of all times is the Mac IIfx... Naturally, it doesn't have the athestics nor power of today's Mac's, but I'm looking at things from a relative perspective. The IIfx had tremendous performance and WOW factor relative to anything else out there at the time.

Also, the SE30 was pretty sweet...
I still have a IIfx in my collection. I love that machine. It does what it does so well. I'm moving and I've decided to give away my quadra 950, but that IIfx and it's 8 color video card are going with me. (Along with about 10 other mac museum pieces)

Not to be cliche' but I still the think the Mac Plus was the best Mac ever. I'm an old dude who's back in college and I always wanted one when they were new my first time around in college. I bought a couple on ebay and I used one exclusively for the entire summer semester last year. I wrote several papers on it. It fit on my nightstand next to the bed (isn't that where everyone does their best writing??) and it never skipped a beat. It reminded me why I love Macs and Apple in the first place.

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Since when is the TAM all in one? I guess it was in that the monitor and CD-ROM were in the same part, making the user interact pretty much exclusively with one part, plus the keyboard/touchpad combination.
technically it was all in one.
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:04 PM   #21
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Or maybe the Pippin.

Kidding

I think we haven't seen nothin' yet, but I'd have to go with the Cube as far...
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technically it was all in one.
I don't want a war about this, but it was two pieces.
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:11 PM   #23
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I don't want a war about this, but it was two pieces.
okay fine.
it was two pieces.
in that case, my favorite all in one was the 17" fp iMac
currently it's the 15"
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:16 PM   #24
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[i]Not to be cliche' but I still the think the Mac Plus was the best Mac ever. -dh [/B]
Do you have a copy of the original Tetris? It is definately the best game ever produced - and on the Mac II it was in color! I though thought the russian backgrounds and music were great. Why the heck isn't the original version re-released?
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:20 PM   #25
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the G3 Pismo.

the best design apple ever came out with. amazing. perfect. beautiful. i loved it. so much.

i don't like the TI/ALU PB design. i love the pismo. (damned heavy though)
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