Flash from the Past: 1999 PowerBook G3

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    Must be interesting times, 1999, for Mac fans (what's left of them anyway). After the second coming of Steve Jobs, but before his true plans come to fruition.
     
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    And the true test of good design: those still look pretty nice today.

    If it had "modern" specs (including a higher-res screen) it would still be miles ahead of most of the typical "PC" laptops sold today.
     
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    2 batteries?! Jesus Apple, that's insane, 10 hour battery life, that's the stuff of dreams, even now... I really wish Apple did some kind of extra battery/portable charger kit for the macbook range, I rarely get more than 2 hours if I'm using photoshop/final cut, I know they're both resource heavy apps, just would be nice for an extra hour or 2...
     
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    One of Apple's classic laptops.

    A wonderful design. :)
     
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    Pismo

    That's my first Mac ever.. Pismo. Ohhhh...gooooood times!
     
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    5-10 hours of battery? Tell that to my uMBP which doesn't even get to four...
     
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    yeah, but how many more times powerful is your umbp? :D
     
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    I love seeing how Apple's website has evolved over the last decade or so.
     
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    Can you find one of the iMac G3? This is a great find!
     
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    Realistically it didn't get 5 hours.
     
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    I owned the Wallstreet 300 which was the model before the 400. It was a beautiful machine until the pot metal hinge gave out and Apple did not recognize the design flaw and made us fix them on our own. It makes me happy that they gave me my new unibody MBP to replace a Powerbook.
     
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    "And at 400MHz it gets there fast."

    lol, oh how times have changed.
     
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    What I like best about the evolution is that even back then, everything was simple and straightforward, like today. When you go to the Mac site everything is clean, organized, and well, pretty. I find other sites a pain in the butt to use because you're always clicking around and there's a ton of un-needed/wanted flash animation to click on to see info of computers. Obviously the site has come a long way in technological terms, but not that far from it's original roots/values.
     
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    My favorite PowerBook/MacBook Pro design from Apple still has to be the TiBook. The thing just looks sexy. Here is what my preference is:

    TiBook > Pismo > Aluminum PB G4/MBP > UniMBP
     
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    Brings back memories. I had the previous model- no usb!

    The computer still works. Donated it to a school for their library.

    It was not a bad machine.
     
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    i had one of those. i remember how heavy it was. worked great until the hinge broke. actually still worked pretty well after that, just had to prop it up :D
     
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    333Mhz, 8MB video RAM, OH BABY!

    Makes you wonder what laptops are going to be like in 10 years.
     

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