How many macs have you owned?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alawaihacker, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. alawaihacker macrumors newbie

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    Several years ago I bought my first Mac--15.2 alum PowerBook which ultimately led to my addiction to all things Apple.

    Since that purchase, I have owned 2 more PowerBooks, a square MacBook, 2 white 13.3 MacBooks, 2 black MacBooks, 5 aluminum MacBooks both 13" and 15", 3 MacBook airs, 2 Mac minis, 6 iMacs and 4 iPhones. I think I am a Mac degenerate. Are there others like me?
     
  2. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    Ok, ummm

    iBook Clamshell Indigo
    iBook Clamshell Indigo
    iBook G4 12"
    iBook G4 14"
    PowerBook G4 17"
    MacBook
    MacBook
    MacBook Air
    MacBook Pro 13"
    iMac G4 15"
    iMac G5 20"
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 4
    iPod Mini 2G
    iPod Mini 2G
    iPod Shuffle 4G

    I guess not so many as i suspect most of the other forum members out there would have had lol
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Check out a few forums.

    Check out the "Apple Collectors" subforum, or some website forums like 68kmla.net.

    Since "rediscovering" the Macintosh in 2001, I have owned (as primary computers,)
    beige Power Mac G3
    iMac rev.a
    12" PowerBook G4 rev.a (my first brand-new-purchase Mac.)
    eMac
    MacBook Pro 15" (ordered on day of announcement.)
    black MacBook
    iBook rev.a

    And have, since 1999, collected upward of 70 vintage Macintoshes, ranging from an original Macintosh to a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio. (When I bought it, it was purely "collectors", not "primary use", unlike the ones in the previous list, which, even though they were older when bought, were bought to be used as primary use systems - the beige G3 (300 MHz,) replacing a 1.4 GHz Windows system as my primary computer.)

    (I am in the process of preparing to sell off most of the collection, I'll be posting threads in the Marketplace in a couple months.)

    Plus an iPhone on launch day, iPhone 3G on launch day, and another iPhone later upgraded to another iPhone 3G for my wife. And a decent selection of non-iOS iPods.
     
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    You say Macs but included iPhones. I'll split them up below just in case.

    Macs
    • 12" iBook G4 (2005)
    • 17" iMac (2007)
    • 17" MacBook Pro (2007)
    • Mac Pro (2008)
    • 13" Unibody Aluminum MacBook (2008)
    • Mac Pro + 2 24" Apple LED Displays (2009)
    • 13.3" MacBook Air (2010)

    Others
    • iPhone original, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (all launch-day)
    • Apple TV v1, Apple TV v2
    • Numerous iPods (nanos, shuffles)
    • iPad
     
  5. DoFoT9, Nov 3, 2010
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    hmm. nice thread.

    Apple ][e *dead*
    Apple LC 575 (dad stole from work as a kid hehe) *dead*
    Apple one that looked like the black TV edition (but was beige) *dead*
    PowerBook 150*dead*
    Original iMac (still in use today) 266mhz 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD
    iMac graphite (1999) *dead*
    iBook 2003 1.42ghz 1.25GB (still in use by dad)
    MBP 2006 2.16ghz core duo 2GB RAM (still in use by me).
    iMac 2007 Penryn 24" 2.8ghz *extreme* 4GB RAM (still in use by family)
    2009 iMac 27" i7 12GB RAM (my main machine)

    :)

    edit: also have ipod nano 1st gen, ipod 5g video, ipad 16gb wifi, ipod nano 6th (?) gen, TC.
     
  6. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    go on get listing then ;)
     
  8. talmy macrumors 601

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  9. Surely Guest

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    Computers:
    Apple ][e
    MacIntosh Classic II
    <the dark period>
    iBook G3
    iBook G4
    MacBook
    MacBook Pro

    And since others have listed these.....

    iDevices:
    2nd gen iPod 10GB (people would stop me and ask me what the hell it was:p)
    5th gen iPod 30GB
    3rd gen iPod nano 8GB
    5th gen iPod nano 8GB
    6th gen iPod nano 16GB
    1st gen iPhone 16GB
    iPhone 3GS 32GB
    iPhone 4 16GB
    iPad wifi 16GB

    I currently have the MBP, iPad, iPhone 4, 5th and 6th gen iPod nanos, and I hung on to my 2nd gen iPod...... how could I part with that?
     
  10. uller6 macrumors member

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    Hmmm...

    Same thing happened to me. I've never sat down and listed them before, so here goes:

    apple IIcx
    quadra 630
    powermac g4 sawtooth
    powerbook g4 15"
    ibook g4 12"
    imac g5 17"
    mac mini core 2 duo
    macbook air first generation
    macbook pro 13" 2009
    imac core i5 27" 2009
    macbook pro i5 15" 2010
    macbook pro 13" 2010
    ipad 3g
    iphone
    iphone 4
    ipod gen 1
    ipod gen 3
    ipod classic
    ipod mini
    ipod touch gen 1
    ipod shuffle gen 1
    ipod shuffle gen 2

    I flip them fast, since I can't stand old computers/apple toys.
     
  11. sammich macrumors 601

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    Just a list of the family's Apple gear, off the top of my head:

    ][gs (apparently with a 1MB RAM upgrade, 2 5.25" floppy drives :) )
    LC475
    Powerbook G3
    iMac G3 (slot loading, ruby)
    Titanium Powerbook G4 550 (busted screen)
    Titanium Powerbook G4 667 (lived out life as a music server)
    PowerMac G4 800 (with 17" Apple Cinema
    12" Powerbook 867 (upgraded to 640MB RAM, 60GB HDD)
    15" Powerbook 1.5Ghz (512MB RAM, 80GB HDD)
    17" MBP (3GB, 500GB HDD)
    15" MBP (unibody)

    LaserWriter 8500 (still churns out the pages)

    3G iPod 20GB, 1G iPod Mini, 2G Nano 4GB, 5G Classic 80GB, stacks of iPhones 3G's, 4's.
     
  12. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    SE (died long ago)
    Performa 6200 (stolen)
    Blue/White G3 (still in use)
    Mini (main computer)
     
  13. alawaihacker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We should be able to get a group discount or at least a personal thank you from steve since we have all contributed greatly to Apple having $50 billion or so in their coffers.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    More than I care to remember. :eek:

    Some noteworthy ones:
    • Mac SE
    • Quadra 840av
    • PowerBook 170
    • TAM
     
  15. nepfotos macrumors member

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    Macintosh LC (with a maxed out RAM of 10 MB)
    Macintosh Centris 610
    Power Mac G3 (beige - maxed out RAM of 768 MB)
    Mac Mini 1.42 with 1 GB of RAM
    Power Mac G4 400 MHz
    iMac 2.16 GHz 17" (BTO)
    Mac Pro 2.8 Octo
    Mac Book Air 2.13

    8 Macs in total plus some iDevices
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    TAM?? wahts that?
     
  17. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Dang. For a family or just for you?

    I currently just have my desktop (PowerMac) and my laptop (MBP). I've owned 9 over the course of 14 years.
     
  18. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    20th anniversary Macintosh, the lucky bastard.
     
  19. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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  20. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh my lord! its hideous! must be worth a mint! :D
     
  21. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Oh and to answer your question OP, Mac users tend to fall into two groups, those who upgrade infrequently (like me), and those who upgrade constantly. I knew a guy who upgraded his laptop every 4-6 months, basically every time Apple offered a speed bump or introduced a new product. He also usually had "one of each" of Apple's products, so he spent a good $20k a year on Apple hardware.

    Strangely enough, there seem to be a lot of people like him on MacRumors, although I don't have any hard data on this. Hopefully this thread could shed some light on it. ;)
     
  22. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Performa 630
    Powermac 6100 with overclocking chip :D (66->80Mhz iirc and included a fan for the fanless heatsink at the time!!)
    Powermac 7600
    Powermac 8600
    Powermac G3 Beige 333
    Powermac G3 B&W 450
    Powermac G4 MDD 867DP
    iBook G4 1.42Ghz
    MacBook Pro Mid 2007 - 2.4 15"
    MacBook Pro Early 2008 - 2.53 17"
    Mac Pro 2009 - Quad 2.66
    MacBook Pro - Early 2010 15" i5 2.4

    We also have the original Mac Portable, SE30 and a few i've forgotten!
     
  23. After G macrumors 68000

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    My 4 Macs (so far):
    eMac 700 MHz,
    iBook G4 1.25
    Mac mini - 2006 Intel CD 1.6
    MBP Early '08.

    iPods:
    Original shuffle
    Nano
    iPod touch 1g
    iPhone 2g

    Looking forward to more.
     
  24. r0k macrumors 68040

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    My list isn't very long, but here it is...

    Computers/etc...
    Quadra (given away a few years ago)
    Mac Mini (G4)
    Macbook (Penryn)
    Mac Mini (Intel) +2
    Time Capsule (500GB)
    Airport Extreme (with guest network)
    Airport Express (range extender for the kids)

    Others (mostly for the kids)...
    iPod Shuffles at least 2 (1 got washed with the clothes :eek: )
    iPods at least 2
    iPod classic
    iPod Touch's 4 (including lost on airplanes and broken screens)
    iPad
    iPhone 4
     
  25. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    12" PowerBook
    12" iBook
    24" iMac
    27" iMac
    mini
    13" MBP
    11" MBA

    iPod Shuffle
    iPod nano
    iPod nano
    iPod nano
    iPod Shuffle
    iPod 30GB (video)
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3GS
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4

    (wife's purchases incl)
     

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