Most disliked mac

macEfan

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What is your least favorite mac apple made?

Mine: Powerbook 150.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Well, I love pretty much all Macs, but I suppose the G3 Clamshell iBooks were the ugliest. Although, some of those mid-90s beige things were pretty horrible. Still much better than the competition though. :p
 

DeSnousa

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Jan 20, 2005
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The new iMac's, don't get me wrong there great looking computers in which im considering purchasing, however i loved the G4 models.

That iMac G4 commerical is classic :D
 

dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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DeSnousa said:
The new iMac's, don't get me wrong there great looking computers in which im considering purchasing, however i loved the G4 models.

That iMac G4 commerical is classic :D
Agreed! I was set to buy a 20" g4 iMac and then they went and released those horrible g5! I wouldn't let one of those in my home!...ok that's a bit dramatic but you get the point :p
 

mad jew

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I thought the same about the G5 iMacs when they first came out but I went and bought one a few months ago anyway because I needed (a little more desire-based than need-based :p ) a fast desktop. You learn to forgive them.
 

RacerX

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Aug 2, 2004
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I'm not a fan of the 800/840/8100/8500 case design. It is one of the worse cases to have to service.

I also don't much like the design (from a service point of view) of any of the iBooks. There was no (good) reason to make them that hard to service other than to keep people from upgrading.

I also thought the Classic II was a really poor replacement for the SE/30. The SE/30 was a great system that had the ability to be expanded well beyond it's default configuration.

By comparison, the Classic II was crippled. Ultra low RAM ceiling (10 MB), FPU was not standard, 16 bit data path rather than 32 bit (which made them much slower than the SE/30 even though both systems were running 68030 processors at 16 MHz), and no processor direct slot (or expansion slots of any type for that matter).

At any rate, those were my choices.
 

California

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Aug 21, 2004
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eMac and colored clamshell iBooks. I don't know why about the clamshells, I actually think they were okay as machines but the design was soooo 90's or something.
 

mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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I'd have to go with mid-90s beige designs. The original iMac started a very good change in design for Apple. They had some good designs before that (original Mac, TAM, etc), but they had more really generic ugly computers.
 

After G

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Aug 27, 2003
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I never really saw a Mac I hated. All the Macs that were crappy were made during the time I moved away from Macs. At least it would seem that way.
 

chaos86

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powermac g5
i still maintain that its a bulletholed ugly monolith. it just seems like they found a huge supply of sheet metal and cut out templates for a pc, added handles (at the wrong angle!!!!) and covered it in holes to fix a heat problem.

imac g5
im with the others here-- i dont hate it, but i love the g4. i still play with the screen height and angle every time i go to my grandmas house out of sheer nostalgia.
 

caveman_uk

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chaos86 said:
powermac g5
i still maintain that its a bulletholed ugly monolith. it just seems like they found a huge supply of sheet metal and cut out templates for a pc, added handles (at the wrong angle!!!!) and covered it in holes to fix a heat problem.
I much prefer the look of the MDDs - and that's not just because I have one. The G5s maybe quieter, cooler and better designed internally but do they really have to be that big?
 

chaosbunny

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Hm, I don't hate them, but from the look I don't like the black G3 powerbooks. They had nice details but in general looked very pc style. I sure hope they don't use black again with the mactels. Silver or white is far more elegant and different from other laptops. Don't know, black metal could look nice, but plack plastic, ugh.
 

Jay42

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callan said:
I dislike my eMac every time I have to move the damn thing! Whats in it? Concrete?!?!? :)
I know what you mean, but I don't think it was designed with portability in mind (despite the handle).
 

callan

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Aug 23, 2005
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Jay42 said:
I know what you mean, but I don't think it was designed with portability in mind (despite the handle).
Some portability would be nice though! I like the fact that if my flat were robbed they'd probably leave it behind. Who's gonna run down the street with one of those babies!! :D
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Probably the LPX-40, since it was the first Mac I saw specs on to have all the PC stuff on it.

Basically a PowerMac 6400 with all the PC I/O (PS2 keyboard and mouse, PC MFM floppy, ATA CDROM instead of SCSI, etc), EDO memory, and shaped to fit in a PC case.

Shades of a recent announcement. :eek:
 

HiRez

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Jan 6, 2004
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Gotta be the PowerMac 4400. Ugh. A case not even a mother could love. I've seen worse PCs, but for Apple this is about the low point IMO. Sure, you might consider the weirdo iMac colors garish, but I can see how some 14-year-old girl would want flowers on her computer. I think the cheap and boring cases of the 90s are worse.

 
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