Post Your Older Macs or Powerbooks!

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by jamesW135, May 28, 2005.

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    jamesW135

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    Well, here is a spot to post some pictures of your old powerbooks ( before G3)
    and your just old macs! :)
     
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    wdlove

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    Sorry I don't have any older Mac's according to your definition. I donated or traded in all my previous Mac's.
     
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    sjpetry

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    How old are you talking about?

    Before Apple II?

    And I also give away my old computers or eBay them. :)
     
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    dmw007

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    Don't have any photos of this machine, but I am the proud owner of a powerbook 165c (~1993 era laptop).

    I believe the specs are as follows (have not used it in over a year and a half)-
    33MHz cpu
    16MB ram
    500MB hard drive
    floppy drive
    and a tiny monitor
    plus its running system 6.(something)
    ...this thing is wicked fast ;), why did I ever bother to buy a powermac G5? :D
     
  5. macrumors 65832

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    Here are some pics of my PowerBook Duo 280 and 2300c. I don't use the 280 anymore, but the 2300c is my school system.
     

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    And here is a shot of the three 21" monitors connected to my Quadra 950.
     

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    This might help with the specs.
     
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    Platform

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    WOW 3 Screens on such an old computer :eek: :D
     
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    homerjward

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    nice background. i cant tell--is that Earth or the moon?
     
  10. macrumors 65832

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    Well, this is only a 1992 model. Macs have been able to run multiple monitors since the Macintosh II was introduced in 1987.

    It has nothing to do with the age of the system... just the number of video cards that you put in it. A Mac II had space for up to 6 video cards, so it could have 6 monitors. My Quadra 950 has 5 slots and built-in video (which I maxed out with 2 MB of VRAM), so it could have up to 6 monitors also (I've had four connected at one point).

    Besides, the Quadra 950 was running $9,000 new (and out fitted the way mine is now would have run about $32,000 in 1992). I would hope that it could at least deal with multiple monitors. :eek:

    Earth... from orbit.

    Here is a screen shot with some apps running.
     

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    treysmay

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    wow

    and i thought my dads quadra 700 was expensive.
    i dont know the specs off by heart but it was a 20" moniter bundled with the comp, for $11.000 dollars canadian :eek:
     
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    Well good point about the cost....but that it could run multiple monitors since that early, I did not know ;) Thanks
     
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    FadeToBlack

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    Wow, this is a cool thread!

    It's too bad that I don't have any older Macs yet. I'm always tempted by them on ebay, but I don't have the space for one right now. I do plan on getting me a Powerbook G3 sometime soon. (probably a Pismo)
     
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    Yeah, actually outside of Windows PCs most platforms have had multiple monitor support since the late 1980s (Apple, NeXT, SGI and Sun). And it wasn't a short coming of PC hardware, NEXTSTEP could run multiple monitors on PCs since it was ported in 1993 while Windows didn't get the ability to use multiple monitors until the release of Windows 98 or Windows 98SE.

    I have a couple old (pre 1995) flight simulators that use all three displays... it is really cool. :D
     
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    Platform

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    That must be nice.....panoramic cokpit view :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Here si my older PB. I VNC into it at work to do some older OS 9 stuff

    [​IMG]
     
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    jamesW135

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    NIce

    Nice my 540c is tucked away in the closet gathering dust any offers?

    MINT CONDITION( But is out of the box)
    Lots of nice old apps
    If you want i can throw in an apple cd-rom drice with the adaptor for twenty bucks... :)
     
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    ChicoWeb

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    lol.opps..wrong thread.
     
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    FadeToBlack

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    Since this is a thread about older Macs, I figured I'd post my Lombard that I got the other day. Sure, it's a G3, but it's 6 years old. I love it.
     

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    puckhead193

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    my old LC with the cd rom and style writer printer :cool:
     

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    jamesW135

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    Whats so bad about that

    What is so bad about that? any mac I can get my hands on I want! :)
     
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    stridey

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    Nobody said it was bad. In fact, the :cool: implied that it was good!
     
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    Here's my Powerbook 5300 and Powermac 7500
     

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    ReanimationLP

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    What kind of PB is that? ;)
     
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    jamesW135

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    G3

    It's a G3 pismo or wallstreet I cant really tell from here.
     

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