Macintosh 128k retro model with G5

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  1. macrumors member

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    You know what would really be the coolest thing to do for the 20th anniversary? A G5 in a box that looks like the 128k... Limited, very expensive edition ofcourse.

    My credit-card will loose money, no matter what it costs... :)
     
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    g30ffr3y

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    that would be a really cool collectors item... just not on my credit card...
     
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    tpjunkie

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    I actually thought of that too, the only thing is that the 9 inch screen would be a bit inadequate, unless it was used for something other than a monitor...
     
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    like what? a hologram??? wonder if panther could handle that :D
     
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    Kingsnapped

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    The screen might not be functional. Or if it were, it could just display things like time, operating temp. etc. that would be pretty cool.
     
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    etoiles

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    yeah, like those PC mods where they put on LCD screens on the cases... or maybe it would just run system 6 or earlier, just for fun. You could use mac paint to write 'hello'....
     
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    wdlove

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    I would like to see a Mac 128k model with G5 inside. Somewhere I saw a prototype. It had the look of the original Mac, that was updated to be the size of the eMac. That would be a cool 20th Mac, that is if they don't go with the Cube. Maybe they will just go wild and make both for nostalgia sake. :cool:
     
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    The 20th anniversary apple cost $7500... the 20th anniversary mac hopefully will cost the same and leave us all with the same stunning amazement. A 128k mac g5, will not do that. :)
     
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    MoparShaha

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    I think that would be very cool. I remember reading awhile back that the original classic Macs (128's, 512's, SE's...) are very popular in Japan because of the small size. In fact, there are some places that do conversions, putting the innards of cubes and iMacs into SE cases. I've even see pictures of SE's running OS X. Pretty interesting stuff.

    Anyone care to do a Photoshop rendition?
     
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    Phil Of Mac

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    Originally it cost $9999 and included delivery by limosuine and installation by a man wearing a tuxedo.
     
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    how bout the 9" LCD to monitor functions.. temps, have a clock, etc.. and then have a projector instead of a monitor :)
     
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    Que uber crazy suggestions...

    I just hope they put the price really really high so I cant possibly afford one no matter how i distort my finances. :rolleyes:
     
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    yamabushi

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    Wow. I was just kidding when I mentioned this in another thread.
    Actually this sounds like more of a crazy mod you might find at a shop in Akihabara than a real product release from Apple.
     
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    what do you think of this:

    a mini lcd screen that fits were the screen must be... and because of the space you win behind the screen, you can mount a projector in the case. that way you could have a real big screen. :) and it is expensive, so it is a collector's item :D
     
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    themadchemist

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    Don't go posting threads here when your 128k G5 bursts into flames.
     
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    cr2sh

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    128k... it better have more like 8388608k. :)

    I knew the price was $9999 originally and it was dropped.. is the limo and tux thing true?

    It'd be great it the 20th anniversary mac was a laptop.. to coincide with the end of the year of the laptop. At least then, there's no way I could justify buying another new powerbook.. in less than a year.
     
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    Sabbath

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    Haha that just got me thinking, imagine a G5 20" laptop! Now that would make a 20th anniversary of mac
     
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    512Ke beside 17" iMac

    For no particular reason whatsoever, I have my old working 512Ke Macintosh next to my 17" iMac. They are both great design objects. People who don't know Macs still see the 512Ke and think it's some new model machine!
     

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