Poll: which Mac is is the ugliest Mac ever?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by villicodelirant, Jul 27, 2017.

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What is the ugliest Mac?

  1. Color Classic

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Macintosh Portable

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. TAM

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. Retina MacBook

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. LC 575

    11 vote(s)
    47.8%
  6. iBook G4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. G4 Cube

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. IIci

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  9. iMac G5

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  10. Powerbook 2400c

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. villicodelirant macrumors 6502

    villicodelirant

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    #1
    Hi, today I was looking at a Color Classic and found myself thinking about this.

    Apple is famous for industrial design, but I think we can all agree that they put out a few turds, that are either ugly or... at least silly-looking.

    What is the worst in your opinion and why?
    I've included a bunch of choices, including what I expect to be unpopular ones.

    As for me, the Color Classic is the worst ever.
    Why? A matter of principle.
    It managed to ruin a perfect design with a few swift pencil strokes, turning it into a clunky, odd, plastic-y shape.

    That's about what I hate about the iBook G4, which essentially took the Dual USB and replaced everything with opaque plastic, this ruining its delicate balance.

    And yes, you read that right, I included the rMB, there is something about it that rubs me the wrong way, it lacks a certain elegance. I wonder if I'm the only one.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 27, 2017 ---
    Ouch, I'm sorry, with LC 575 I mean the whole LC 500 range, of course. I can't edit that anymore.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    For me, no contest, and you missed it. :D It's the PowerMac G3 AIO. Lumpy, bumpy, curvy for no good reason.
    Translucent plastic, with sharp metal casing inside (I remember, not fondly, almost always bleeding when taking one apart in a service shop)
     
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    villicodelirant thread starter macrumors 6502

    villicodelirant

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    #3
    Ouchie. I forgot about that awful piece of crap. It's that ugly.

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    Essentially a more advanced form of the same perversion that was the LC 500 series, after all, but with random curves thrown in. Picture for reference.

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    Also, a precursor to the iMac G5's ginormous bezel.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #4
    This is not so much about "ugly", but about form under function (see what I did there :D )
    I'm looking at you, Macintosh TV. I think Apple took the worst from that 500 series, gave it a black case.
    I was working in an Apple specialist when the Mac TV came out. Had a black keyboard and mouse, unique to that model. And Apple apparently didn't make enough spares. I had a customer with a failed black mouse, and Apple never supplied service replacements for the black pieces (or couldn't get one to us, anyway). That was fun...
     
  5. AphoticD macrumors 6502a

    AphoticD

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    #5
    I give my vote to the Power Macintosh 4400 (also known as the 7220). I had two of these in my collection at one stage and I have a soft spot for them, but man they were ugly. It had a solid steel, PC-style top casing, full of sharp edges (inside and out) and a back-to-front floppy/optical drive arrangement.

    But.. it used industry standard ATA/IDE HDDs and Optical drives, PCI expansion bays and a standard ATX PSU.

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  6. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    #6
    I voted for the LC575(which I'm taking as the Performa series also).

    I'm not a fan of the CC, but I like all the others on your list. I also like the G3 AIO, but then maybe I'm weird.

    I have everything there save for the Retina, TAM, and CC. I also have a G3 AIO.
     

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