Your First Macintosh

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Durandal7, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    What was your first Mac? A lot of Mac users seem to have fond memories of their first mac.

    The first one I ever owned was a Performa 6116CD complete with a 500MB HD, 16 MB RAM, 66 mhz PPC and a 640x480 monitor.
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    PowerComputing Power Tower Pro 225 - 4 Gig hard drive, 256 Megs RAM, internal Zip and CD, 20" Sony Monitor.

    That was the first I owned, the first real mac I used was at work in 94, Mac 8100A/V, with the first PowerPC Processor. I think that was when I started learning photoshop 2.5 :D

  3. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Arn just did a poll on this same subject, here.
    Mine was a 400Mhz G4 PowerMac (AGP).
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    Damn, oh well. I just got nostalgic after seeing the Performa 6116cd thread.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    a pizza box...

    or as you all might better remember, an LC.

    I loved that thing, when my dad got a IIci, he gave me the pizza box and I became a mac freak in two days on the floor of my room.

    although my first apple was a //e
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    A cardboard box.
    Mac LC with 2 megs ram, standard apple display (forget the size, i was so young back then :) ), IIe card in the LC slot, LaserWriter, and KIDPIX! wOOt! :D
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2002
    Powerbook Ti 500 - 30 gig - 512

    Got it a month ago!
  8. macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    The first mac I ever used was the first mac ever. My dad bought it for his company, it booted from disk since it had no hard drive. Still a cool little machine to boot up sometimes. Don't know the exact specs on it though.

    The first one that was in my room was a Mac Classic and the one I have now, officially my own Mac, is an iBook.

    As you can see I come from a family of Mac users, we have never had any other type of computer in our household except for a Mac
    SE/Classic-->Quadra 630-->Beige G3-->Wallstreet Powerbook. We skipped the 603, 604 era because of the high prices and the fact that our trusty Quadra could do anything and everything :) . Im hoping that a new G4 tower comes next in the line of Macs in my house, but I guess we'll see.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    my first mac was an old IIci with a pretty good ricoh laser printer a friend of my dad gave both to me for free...

    my dad bought a 14" crt which we later used on a then brand new G3 266 and a macPicasso for dual screening... I produced our class of '99 yearbook on that one (haha, with x-press 3.11 and photoshop 3...).

    the G3 is still around and when I go back to Germany after college graduation in may, I will probably use it as a server for my flatmates and me... it even has a voodoo1-card in it

    I wonder what happened to the good old IIci... my dad probably gave it away (he's hooked on windowz), sad that...
  11. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It was an Atari 1040ST. After using the original Macintosh at work, I was disappointed. A year later, Atari started selling their 68000 line and I felt better. When they offered 1 MB memory for less than $1000 with monitor. It seemed a better deal than $2499.

    I wanted the Spectre GCR so bad. It was a cartridge in which you put Mac Plus ROMs and you could boot System 6 and use floppies and all that. It also ran faster than a Mac Plus...WooHoo! :D
  12. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Strawberry 333MHz iMac. Still got it, just love it!

    Though the first computer I ever used was my father's Apple][ at work, back in the days...
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Powerbook G3 400 Pismo
    current is dual 867
    love em both
  14. big
    macrumors 65816


    Feb 20, 2002
    A MAc II Vi, then a Performa, then a 7200 (at the office) then a 350 mhz B&W, since now upgraded to 550 mhz G4, he he he.... now a 400 mhz iBook & a 700 mhz 14.1" iBook....

    all lovely machines, though my B&W is a little slow, can not wait for another five years......I really would love to buy a new one, but I like to pay in cash....
  15. macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2002
    I don't remember the exact model but it was a performa with a cd-rom drive, 8mb of ram, 250 hard drive, system 7, that I picked up(okay my parents) in 93 or 94 at Circuit City and i have had two macs since.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2002
    Apple: ][e c1986
    Mac: Original 128k c1986

    First 'Mac': Umax Pulsar (s900) 233mhz 604e 1998

    love my iBook
  17. macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maine, USA
    First Mac 512 enhanced
    Second Mac SE
    Third Mac IIci
    Fourth Power Macintosh 7100
    Fifth PowerBook 1400
    Sixth and Seventh Power Macintosh Beige G3 MT
    Eighth Power Macintosh G4/867 Quicksilver
    Ninth iMac DV
    Tenth iBook Dual USB

    Yikes. Lots of money but lots of fun.

    Happy holidays all,

  18. macrumors 68000


    Dec 30, 2001
    The SimCity Deli
    powerMac 6100/66 DOS Compatible (w/486 card).

    Realized my mistake a week later -- should've got the 8100 w/virtual PC w/DOS, then added Windozzzzzzz 3.1 to it.

    And maxxed out the RAM (though it was ungoshly expensive back then).

    Favorite programs? MacWrite Pro & Filemaker 2.1. Got lots of stuff done with those two.

    Fave games? Can't remember the name of it, but it was a Harrier attacking East Timor, and the Marathon series.

    REALLY REALLY HATED -- System 7.5.3: the most crash-worthy OS ever invented. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    My first and only iMac 350 MHz which I got on summer 2000. 23rd august to be exact :D
    I'm still stuck with it :(
  20. macrumors 68000


    Dec 30, 2001
    The SimCity Deli
    Hell & dagnabit! I bought a 500mhz iBook after reading dumb comments about the dentability of tiMacs over on the MacAddict boards -- and, had I waited a month or two, could've had a 667 (or something) tiMac.

    And now? Am hoping the new year brings nifty new powerMacs to play with, as Photoshop & Carrara Studio would run much better on it.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2002
    Columbia, MO
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    at the end of the hall
    long time ago!

    Let's see.....

    Mac SE with 9" BW screen [?mhz]
    LC pizza boxes [15mhz I think] sucked
    Mac IIci [20mhz] great!
    Centris 650 [2] [25mhz] sucked
    7100 [60mhz 601] wow at the time!
    7600 [132mhz 604e]
    PowerCenter Pro [195mhz 604e] still use it at home!
    beige G3 [266mhz] sucked
    digital audio G4 [667mhz and 533mhz] !!

    and a sprinkling of Quadras, BW G3, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600 and workgroup servers
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    *sigh* you bastard :D ;)
  24. macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    I used a mac classic back a long long time ago, :)
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2002
    First mac used - Mac Plus + external HD (20 meg, I think!) that my dad used for his doctorate circa 1986.

    First mac owned - Colour Classic that I had for Christmas. I must have been about 13 or something. (40 meg HD internal, 6 meg of ram? definitely a 68030 processor of some description - 25 MHz maybe). It's a very collectible machine now, in the far east. They mod them to have G3 processors. Look it up in a search engine....

    Second mac owned -LC475. This was the boy at the time. a 68040 processor, and I upgraded the machine to 12 meg of ram, from what I remember. It also had its own co-processor, which meant it worked quite fast. I played Marathon 2 and the original Escape Velocity on this machine a lot. It was superb for its day.

    Third mac owned - PM5500. Upgraded several times - not an amazing machine. I liked the TV card and everything that came with it, and it was my first machine with an internal CD-ROM drive, but it wasn't that impressive. It seemed to crash a lot more than the LC475.

    Fourth mac owned - PM6500. Bought it because it was cheap and upgraded it to hell with a Voodoo 1, then Voodoo 3 graphics card, 10/100 ethernet card, extra ram, and now the ethernet card has been replaced by a USB card. Also took out the original lvl 2 cache chip and put in a Sonnet G3/400MHz upgrade card with 1meg of lvl 2 cache. This machine is used daily by my little brother to do school work and play Oni.

    Fifth mac owned - Lombard Powerbook G3 (333MHz). The machine I'm typing on now. It has been a VERY good computer for my first portable, and still feels quite usable 3.5 years after I bought it. It now has 320 megs of ram, a bigger and faster IBM hard drive and a firewire PCMCIA card. A cool mac connectivity-wise because I've got USB, SCSI and Firewire. It does tend to crash quite a lot though. It might be because I push it too much. Apart from the Public Beta, I've never installed OS X on here because I seemed too slow to do the job properly

    Sixth mac (soon to be) owned - ordered 2 days ago. A PM Dual-867. This will be the first really professional mac I've ever owned that wasn't a portable. I'm looking forward to Christmas greatly


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