1st time I saw this classic Mac: Power Macintosh G3, All in One, Molar Mac

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Anyone have one or used one? Or even seen one? I thought I saw every Mac ever made but never even heard of this one.

    Thoughts on it?

    How much is she worth today?

    eBay listing (not mine)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    They're uncommon, but maybe not that much. Shipping would be killer, they're one of the heaviest Macs ever at around 60 pounds. Probably why it's listed only for free local pickup. I've always wanted one of those. I'd put Leopard on it.
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Here in the US they were mainly sold to Education Customers. I know that Faculty was able to buy them for personal as well.
     
  4. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks guys! I think I'll wait for the G5 Molar Mac :p
     
  5. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    Sad thing is, many who have these things are schools. That means that they don't know that they are rare collector's items and end up tossing them. I was touring a middle school not too long ago and saw one there... I am sure it got tossed :(
     
  6. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    A co-worker of mine wants to get rid of hers. I don't think they were technically rare but with their primary market not many people outside of education were aware of them.
     
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  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    They could be considered the predicessor to the eMac. Also that of the G3 iMac.
     
  9. mcdermd macrumors regular

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    The difference being that the Molar has a full G3 desktop board in it complete with PCI slots.
     
  10. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    IIRC, they were basically a "G3 Desktop/Minitower" thrown into an "All-In-One" case.

    Also, they weren't sold internationally, so were pretty limited since they were education only in USA, AFAIK.

    I'd love to get my hands on one, but weight/freight makes that pretty impossible for me. :(
     

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