Macintosh Portable - Apple's first ever 'Portable'

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  1. adddictedtomac macrumors regular

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    Just a quick look of evolution from Apple's largest portable computer (and the first one ever introduced) to the smallest latest product, the MacBook Air 11 inch.

    See this video:

    http://youtu.be/IRwE3hxHy6Y
     
  2. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    Amazing how small technology has gotten and yet not lost any power....
     
  3. vintageapple macrumors member

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    Does anybody happen to have an extra power cord for the portable - or know of another type of cord that will work, like that video uses?
     
  4. daniel-b, Apr 15, 2012
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    daniel-b macrumors member

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    What you actually mean is that modern devices are much much smaller, about 1000 times more powerful, and a great deal cheaper.

    Compare an Apple external 20MB SCSI hard disk circa 1987 with a 64GB USB memory stick . . .
     
  5. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    Yes that's what I meant lol
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    To be fair the Apple IIc was the first of their portable computers. They even had an optional LCD. Although it was not attached. Sure it would be quite comborsome. You could put it in its bag and haul it with you.
     
  7. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    The cord from the PowerBook 100 reportedly will be able to power a Portable even if the battery is dead.
     
  8. vintageapple macrumors member

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    Thanks! I'll check this out!
     
  9. DevixLuvic macrumors member

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    I just got a Macintosh Portable. Would've been a big breakthrough in its day. However, I can't get mine to start up. I am using a Apple Low Voltage AC Adaptor (or something) from a Powerbook 100-series, which should work. I get no display, lights or sound from it at all. I am just flipping the switch on the side, am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks!
    Devix
     
  10. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    I've read mixed reports on the PB100 power supply - some say it works, others say it doesn't.

    Coincidentally, I was chatting earlier about mine and it would be cool to power it up. I have a PB150 and may have the power supply for that - anyone know if that will work?

    Would be quite amusing to take it to an Apple store and ask for a power supply there ...
     
  11. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    Ahhhhh summer 2010 ,, memories :D
     
  12. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    Would love a video of someone going through airport security with that bad boy.
    (and maybe trying to use it on an airplane - LOL)
     
  13. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    I did carry mine on a plane, several times. Didn't ever try to use it during the flight, though. :)
     

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