Favorite PowerPC Mac for it's aesthetics?

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  1. timidpimpin, Nov 14, 2018
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    timidpimpin macrumors 6502

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    In terms of pure aesthetics... mine would have to be the iMac G3 SE. The sides and rear of it especially. Gorgeous!

    What is your favorite PowerPC Mac in terms of pure looks?

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    TiBook, no question. Still looks sleek and modern today.
     
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  4. mryingster macrumors 6502

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    My list would be:
    • Power Mac G4 Cube (2000)
    • PowerBook G4 Titanium (2001)
    • iMac G4 (2002)
    Apparently I Like the early 2000s!

    A list of runners up would be:
    • B/W G3
    • MDD G4
    • 12 Inch PowerBook G4
    • Original G3 iMac
    It's so hard. All the computers were unique and different back then. Apple's style really went away in the last decade.
     
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    I don't own one, and probably never will due to the low space requirement to usability ratio, but I love the transparent colored plastic of the iMac G3, especially the Tangerine.
     
  9. Slix macrumors 65816

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    Definitely iMac G3 slot loaders. They just look so sleek and colorful.
     
  10. dazey macrumors 6502

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    I still love the mirror drive door G4. I still use the chassis today but now it has a Mac mini inside with 4 drives and the original G4 PSu powering it all
     
  11. bobesch, Nov 14, 2018
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    Oh, it has always be my problem, that I cannot decide for any favorite, if all the competing choices are marvelous.
    My favorite-PPC-combinations:
    - Clamshell and iMacG3
    - 12"PowerbookG4 and PowerMac G4 MDD with 2-4 Acrylic-Cinema-Displays (thanx @eyoungren for his inspiration... :))
    - TiBook and CubeG4
    - 12"iBookG4 and iMacG4
    ...

    Clamshell&Knubbel.jpg Clamshell&Knubbel 2.jpg

    The 15/17" G4-PowerBooks and the iMac-G5 are the predecessors of the similar looking intel MacBookPros and the white intel iMacs and due to their advanced functionality I do prefer the latter as my daily drivers ...
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  12. Angelus macrumors 6502

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    Will always be my first machine, the G4 Titanium PowerBook
     
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    Hmmm.... can I say all 6 of these?

    Took me 6 months in total to collect all of these PPC hardware in working condition. If I have to rank them, this is my list.

    1.) G4 Cube
    2.) Quicksilver
    3.) G3 B&W
    4.) G5 Quad
    5.) MDD
    6.) Sawtooth
     
  14. swamprock, Nov 14, 2018
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    --- Post Merged, Nov 14, 2018 ---
    To expand on my original post, now that I have more time...

    The TiBook gets a close second choice for me, with the Bondi iMac as third. Both were ground-breaking machines. The sea change that the Bondi brought about after years of beige boxes is something special, and the TiBook introduced an elegant form factor that is still in use today.

    Runner-up is the "Tuxedo" Powerbook. Any of the G3 Powerbooks from the Wallstreet to the Pismo have an elegance all their own, even if they're bricks. The Wallstreet was my first Mac and I'll always own one.
     
  15. Knix6593 macrumors newbie

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    12in PB G4 and TiBook, if i have to choose one, 12in g4 since the TiBook (slowly) breaks apart overtime
     
  16. Eightbitgamer757 macrumors member

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    My Ibook G4 (rest in peace) that i got when i was 8-9 and had a spray-painted blue top shell, man it looked gorgeous
     
  17. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    I’ll put in a vote for the stylish black curves of the PowerBook G3 Wallstreet through to the Pismo.

    I’d love to see the return of a pro Mac laptop with priority on performance, battery power, connectivity and expansion. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see “Thinness” as being essential to a pro machine...

    I’ve made several purchases these past few years based purely on aesthetics (over necessity or functionality). These have been my Titanium PowerBook G4 collection, the blueberry clamshell iBook, two PDQs and two Lombards.

    Let us not forget the PowerBook G4 17 inch - it’s big, bold and beautiful!
     
  18. RhianB macrumors 6502a

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    I’ll put a vote in for the 17” powerbook. Truthfully, the first Mac that ever caught my eye was when a friend bought a titanium laptop which at the time I thought was sleek, thin & sexy as hell (because it was). Why a PB17 over a TI? The keyboard feels & looks amazing.

    So hot.
     
  19. YaBe, Nov 16, 2018
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    I also have a sweet spot for the iBook Se 466 Graphite, my first (Apple) computer, now if those did not cost an arm and a leg I would def buy one.
     
  20. bobesch, Nov 16, 2018
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    (this is one of my really favorite commercials ...)



    (and this one as well)
     
  21. iTurbo macrumors 6502

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    I've always had a soft spot for the B&W G3s. I'm pretty nostalgic about the 8600 though. I used to drool over the thought of having one of those machines way back.
     
  22. timidpimpin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree about the Quicksilver. Best looking Apple tower ever. A few years back I saw a pic of a Quicksilver with the handles from the first gen G4 tower which looked great. I can't find it again though.
     
  23. Rinzler98 macrumors newbie

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    By far the PowerMac G5. Whenever I pass by the one at my desk I just smile because of how amazing it is aesthetically inside and out. Could be why I have 18 of them.
     

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