What is the best Apple Computer of all time?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    What is the best Apple Computer of all time Design and Performance wise?
     
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    tazo

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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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    bennetsaysargh

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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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    tjwett

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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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    Cube

    Cube. Period. Case closed. :D
     
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    I've gotta give it up to the 17" powerbook
     
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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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    17" Powerbook. At least it's the best mac I've ever owned. All around that is.
     
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    performa 630cd....... my first mac, da bomb diggety
     
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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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    tazo

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    wow a lot of people like the cube. (PCI) :D :D
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    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:D. it didn't have a built in moniter. apple sold more moniters that way.
    i want a cube!!!

    no eBay links please:(
     
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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.

    -Wyrm
     
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    janey

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    laptop: 17" PowerBook
    desktop: G4 Cube, hands down :)
    all-in-one: the Twentieth Anniversary Mac (you've gotta admit it was a work of art, even though it was pretty expensive)
    Monitor to go with all those computers: 23" Cinema HD Display
    Peripheral to go with those computers: 30gb iPod and Griffin PowerMate
     
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    'nuff said

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    A G4 Cube with a 23" Cinema Display! :)
     
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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.

    :D :D :D :D
     
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    ibookin'

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    Since when is the TAM all in one? :D 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... :D
     
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    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.

    -dh
     
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    janey

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    technically it was all in one.
     
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    -MacTV

    Or maybe the Pippin.

    Kidding :D

    I think we haven't seen nothin' yet, but I'd have to go with the Cube as far...
     
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    ibookin'

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    I don't want a war about this, but it was two pieces.
     

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    janey

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    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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    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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    melchior

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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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