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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:04 AM   #1
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What was your first Apple Laptop?

The whole best notebook ever thread got me curious... what was your first Mac Laptop?

PowerBook 145 for me... anyone else?
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:07 AM   #2
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The whole best notebook ever thread got me curious... what was your first Mac Laptop?

PowerBook 145 for me... anyone else?
I'm still using my first. It is a Early 2008 White MacBook.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:08 AM   #3
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I'm still using my first. It is a Early 2008 White MacBook.
Exactly the same
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:10 AM   #4
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I threw in an extra 1GB of RAM, clean installed Leopard on it, popped in a slightly larger 40GB HDD and the thing runs faster than when I got it.

Not as fast as my black MacBook with 4 gigs in it though. God this is a sweet machine.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:17 AM   #5
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Late 2006 Macbook, 2Ghz, 1Gb, 80Gb, White. Also my first Mac and thus responsible for my love affair with (nearly) everything
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:40 AM   #6
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 03:59 AM   #7
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Does an Apple IIe carried under the arm count as a laptop?
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 04:03 AM   #8
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Mine was a 14" iBook G4 with an 80 GB HD and 768 RAM. I still have it, but the hard drive is damaged and the battery is dead, so I use it as a backup computer only now that I have a new MacBook. We had a good five years together, though.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 04:07 AM   #9
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It is nice to see that many people seem to come over after the intel transition. I still remember the controversy, and I thought that mac resale values would plummet afterwards, since the hardware would be the same. boy was i wrong.

on ebay, G4 mac minis are still in the $300+
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 04:14 AM   #10
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 04:42 AM   #11
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Picked it up for $100, got a free 2gb of ram and kicked it up a notch. 2.16GHz, superdrive, 2gb ram, 160gb HD. Getting a white screen for it soon; Hence the white keys.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 05:17 AM   #12
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I'm still using my first. It is a Early 2008 White MacBook.
same for me
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Picked it up for $100, got a free 2gb of ram and kicked it up a notch. 2.16GHz, superdrive, 2gb ram, 160gb HD. Getting a white screen for it soon; Hence the white keys.

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Dude, that looks awesome. I love the piano look you've got going there, but a white screen? Maybe a little overkill?
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 05:20 AM   #14
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 05:27 AM   #15
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 05:31 AM   #16
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 06:10 AM   #17
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 06:12 AM   #18
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 06:46 AM   #19
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ibook g4 1.2 ghz 14", less than a gig of ram and a 60 gb hard drive running 10.3.9.
that thing was really great when i first got it, but now it doesn't hold a charge and just turning takes like 5 minutes so it is in its box below my dask where it will probably stay. the one thing i can't get over was the display, sure it was matte, full screen, etc, but it still shows that apple can and should put a larger display in a consumer laptop.
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Picked it up for $100, got a free 2gb of ram and kicked it up a notch. 2.16GHz, superdrive, 2gb ram, 160gb HD. Getting a white screen for it soon; Hence the white keys.

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Now what is that?
Is that a typo or for real: $100?

My first was a broken iBook.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 06:49 AM   #21
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I love that laptop, and still use it as a sofasurfer at home. HDD has been boosted to 80GB and it has a new battery but otherwise still original.

If only they still made a 12" MacBook Pro
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 06:53 AM   #22
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 07:05 AM   #23
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 07:29 AM   #24
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First apple laptop, and also first laptop ever, was a dropped MBP 17 off ebay. It worked perfectly. I still miss the keyboard, the macbook's keyboard is hard to type on in comparison, and the screen size of course.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 07:31 AM   #25
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