What Macs have you always wanted?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by dmmcintyre3, May 21, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    No Macs they still sell because just about everybody on here wants that:D

    I have always wanted a:

    20 inch iMac G4 - Best design by Apple ever.

    Titanium PowerBook G4. Why? I just have always liked those. I even had one for about a month with broken hinges. I still used it (as my main Mac) with the broken hinges.

    Black MacBook - any model Why: it would be great for web browsing on the go because it is so small and a MBA is underpowered (rev A) and has a non replaceable battery and a hinge issue. Also the MBA would be more of a thief target.

    2.33 GHz MacBook Pro Why: It is the fastest non unibody MacBook Pro with a reliable graphics card.

    Apple I, IIs and Lisa's count too!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    Key Lime G3 iBook
    G4 iMac
    G4 Cube

    (I have a G4 Titanium I would be willing to part with :))
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2006
    20" iMac G4
    working 12" PowerBook G4 (I have a broken one, looking to fix it soon...)
    Quad G5
    1GHz Titanium PowerBook
    500MHz Pismo
    The old PowerBook Duo (back in the day)

    Lastly, one I recently actually acquired from a friend cleaning out some stuff, a B&W G3 tower. :)
  4. Hrududu, May 21, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2013

    macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2008
    Wichita KS
    Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
    Macintosh Color Classic II
    *Powermac G5 Quad
    Macintosh TV
    Powermac 9600 350MHz
    *Dual 1.42GHz Powermac G4
    1GHz TiBook
    Powerbook G3 Pismo 500MHz

    Thats about it I guess. Everything else I've already got :D

    * indicates that I ended up getting one.
  5. macrumors 6502

    David Schmidt

    Aug 22, 2006
    Southeastern USA
    I have one of those - I have to agree, it's fabulous. I wish I could get a new one with updated guts - maybe that's a potential mod project. :)
  6. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
  7. macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    Apple I
    Apple IIe
    Apple IIgs
    Apple Lisa
    Mac 128K
    Mac II
    Mac IIfx
    Mac Quadra 700
    Mac Quadra 950
    Mac Quadra 840AV
    Daystar Genesis MP (The quad 200mhz 604e)
  8. macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2008
    snow imac G3
    iMac G4 with a better processor than mine :D
    Powerbook 12 inch G4
    aluminium macbook, and im getting one LOL!
  9. macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Do you want my 17" 2.33? haha j/k...or am I? I want the 17" UMBP so bad. Esp the higher res. screen.

    Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh: just want to see one in the flesh.

    PBG5 with the associated liquid nitrogen cooling system.
  10. macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    PowerMac G5 Quad
    17" PB/MBP
    20" iMac G4
    PowerMac MDD
    Black MacBook (with current white Macbook's internals)
    G4 Cube
  11. macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Castle Doom, Latveria
    12" 1.5ghz powerbook
    20" G5 iMac. With a logic board that doesn't fail so easily (thats probably asking too much:rolleyes:)
    700mhz snow G3 iMac
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2005
    G4 iMac, like many people by the sounds of it, they look very nice!
  13. macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2008
    Bend OR
  14. macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    Gonna have to go with the 20" iMac G4. It would also be pretty cool to have a 12" PowerBook G4. As for current Macs, I want a 15" Unibody MBP.

    And a PowerBook G5. :D
  15. macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    Always wanted a iBook G3, the classic ones that look like the old iMac. Has to be one of the most class machines i have ever seen.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    For me there is a long list... anyway, here goes:

    20" iMac G4 - Coolest. Computer. Ever.
    24" White Intel iMac - Complements my MacBook and I prefer White
    PowerMac G5 - first mac I really wanted..
    iBook G3 - First Mac was one of these, need one back
    128K - The one that started it all!
    17" and 12" PowerBook G4s (Launch Versions)
    QuickSilver G4
    iMac G3 Bondi
    iMac G3 Graphite
    Quadra 610
    PowerMac 9600
    PowerMac G3
    *EDIT - Forgot - G4 Cube 500)
  17. macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2008
    The Triangle, NC
    Apple IIgs (not technically a Mac, but damned cool)
    LC 630
    Quadra 840av
    Twentieth Anniversary Mac
    Powerbook Duo 2300c
    B&W G3 tower
    PowerMac G4 Cube
    12" 1.33Ghz G4 iBook (I want to make it a "netbook" :eek:)

    I'm amazed at the number of people who want Quad G5s. I wanted one myself until I had to service them. Never seen so many hardware failures on one model before. It's a shame, too, because those things are still pretty bitchin' machines beyond the whole reliability thing.
  18. macrumors member


    May 3, 2009
    As of today...

    Apple II+

    iMac G4 Flat Panel

    (lots more, but the list would be too long)
  19. macrumors 601


    Aug 29, 2006
  20. macrumors regular


    May 5, 2009
    Mac Pro with:
    Two 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    At least 8gb of RAM but I'd prefer 32gb
    Mac Pro RAID Card
    4 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    4x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
    2 18x SuperDrives
    2 Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
    Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide
    AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card with 802.11n
    Mac OS X server

    Quad-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card (I might decide to run my own server)

    I'm accepting donations LOL Just Kidding

    I want one but my wife would kill me..... Last year before I was a MAC guy I built a crazy PC that is very similar in specs but I wish I never would have because I would have got this computer. I still to this day am kicking myself in the a$$ for not buying a Mac Pro instead. Oh well we live and we learn but mark my words I will get one someday.

    Macs destroy PCs in my book. I wish someone would have said something to me a long time ago to check out Macs.

    I almost bought my Macbook Pro with the 2.93 processor but it was the first Mac I've ever owned. Now I kinda regret it. I had a really old Apple desktop my brother gave me in 94 but it was REALLY old. Other than that I've never touched a Apple/Mac until 6-8 months ago and I'm so glad I did.
  21. macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    For older hardware....
    • 15" Ti Powerbook :)
    • Powerbook Duo 270c
    • 12" Powerbook G4 (was my favorite for a while)
    • 20" iMac G4 (last gen...beautiful hardware)
    • iBook G3 (Special Ed. Graphite)

    I just got my uMBP so I'm pretty content w/ what I've got. :)
  22. macrumors 603


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Always wanted..

    Mac Plus
    Mac LC II
    Power Macintosh 5500
    PowerBook 1400c
    Power Mac G3 Blue & White
    12" PowerBook G4

    I would be very content if I had those machines. :)
  23. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    I had a 1400cs with a broken floppy drive and battery once.
  24. macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    Imac G4, probably the 17" version. They looked the most 'balanced':)
  25. macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2006
    Kent, England
    Macs I liked the most:
    * Powerbook 190c - great system (some might disagree), Fantastic screen, PCMCIA, clickable trackpad. The case fell apart though, so it had to go.
    * Pismo 500 Mhz (have a 400 with a 500 chip at the moment. Great system)
    * AlBook 12" - fantastically portable system for the time. (Had two, my 867 got stolen, got a 1.5 Ghz as a replacement from insurance, but I had already bought a 17" 1.5 Ghz very cheaply instead and stuck with that)
    * Unibody MacBook - looks great and works nicely (current main system)
    * C2D 2.33 Ghz 15" MacBook Pro (just sold a 2.16, but I always wanted the 2.33 for the extra VRAM).

    Macs I want the most:
    * TAM of course!

    Macs I was disappointed with that I have owned that people might be envious of. Really, don't be!:
    * Powerbook Duo 2300 prototype (Sooo slow, even compared to a 1400)
    * Powerbook 1400 (Didn't seem too reliable, had the 133,166 and a 117 prototype at one point, the 166 was good, but they all died apart from the 117)
    * Pippin (useless - couldn't get any games for it)

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