Post your Mac timeline

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zen.state, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    A history of all the Macs you have owned.

    Mine (still have the ones in bold and all 4 run great):

    -Summer 94-
    PowerBook 180c
    030 33MHz, 14MB RAM, 160MB HD, 8.4" Active Matrix LCD

    -Fall 95-
    PowerBook Duo 280c
    040 33MHz, 40MB RAM, 320MB HD, 8.4" Active Matrix LCD

    -January 98-
    PowerBook 540c
    603e 117MHz Apple upgrade, 40MB RAM , 500MB HD, 512KB VRAM, 9.5" Active Matrix LCD (my first PowerPC)

    -Spring 98-
    Performa 6400
    603ev 180MHz, 136MB RAM, 1.6GB HD, 1MB VRAM, 15" CRT

    -August 99-
    PowerMac G3 B&W rev. 2
    G3 750 350MHz, 128MB RAM, 6GB HD, Rage 128 16MB, 17" CRT
    upgraded to:
    G4 7410 500MHz, 1GB RAM, 70GB HD, Radeon 7000 32MB, 17" LCD, painted plastics

    -June 05-
    Mac mini
    G4 7447 1.25GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB 7200rpm HD, Radeon 9200 32MB, 20" LCD

    -last half of 05-
    PowerMac G3 B&W rev. 1
    G3 750 350MHz, 256MB RAM, 6GB HD, Rage 128 16MB, 17" flat CRT
    PowerMac G4 Sawtooth
    G4 7400 500MHz, 896MB RAM, 120GB HD, Rage 128 16MB, 20" LCD

    -Aug 06-
    PowerMac G3 B&W rev. 2
    G3 750 350MHz, 320MB RAM, 6GB HD, Rage 128 16MB
    upgraded to:
    G4 7410 600MHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HD, Radeon 7000 32MB, 20" LCD, G4 plastics

    -Nov 06-
    PowerMac G4 MDD
    Dual G4 7455 867MHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD, Geforce 4MX 64MB, 20" LCD

    -June 07-
    PowerMac G4 MDD
    Dual G4 7455 1.42GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Radeon 9600 64MB, 20" LCD

    -Sept. 07-
    Mac mini
    C2D 1.83GHz, 3GB RAM, 200GB 7200rpm HD, Intel GM950 64MB, 20" LCD

    -Fall 08-
    PowerMac G4 Sawtooth
    G4 7455 1.0GHz w/2MB L3, 1GB RAM, 80GB HD, Radeon 9000 64MB

    PowerMac G4 Sawtooth
    G4 7400 400MHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, Radeon 7500 32MB

    -Feb 09-
    Dell Mini9 running OS X
    Atom 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Intel GM950 64MB, 8.9" LCD

    -June 09-
    PowerMac G4 Sawtooth (originally 400MHz)
    G4 7448 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 3.5TB Storage, Geforce 6200 256MB, 24" S-PVA LCD, painted plastics
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    jan 06

    mac mini g4 1.25ghz 256mb ram -> 1gb 40gb hdd -> 120gb


    powermac g4 quicksilver 733mhz (up'd to 1.2ghz sonnet by my dad hen he had it) 1.12 gb ram -> 1.25gb 80gb hdd -> 160gb (sees 128gb)

    600mhz ibook g3 20gb hdd 256mb ram <-- rip:(

    macplus 4mb ram 250mb hdd cd drive second floppy drive


    ibook g3 900mhz 348mb ram <--rip:(

    ibook g3 800mhz (brought as parts) <--doa/rip:(

    imac g3 333mhz 6gb hdd -> 80gb 160mb ram -> 256mb


    powermac g5 2.5 dp 3gb ram 250 gb hdd

    powermac g4 sawtooth 400mhz 12gb hdd 640mb ram

    imac g3 350mhz 80gb hdd 512mb ram

    bold is what is still working
  3. zen.state thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Forgot to mention in mine that i also once bought a whole skid full of G4 towers. About 14 of them if I remember right. Forget exact numbers of each but there were Yikes, Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet and Quicksilver.

    I never used any of these other than to test each worked and then I tried a couple cluster computing tests. All the systems I list in the first post were actually in my service.
  4. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    i have seen loads of them on ebay how much did you pay?
  5. zen.state thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Only paid 280 for all 14 and then about 189 for shipping. I ended up upgrading a few with spare hardware I had. After I sold all of them I ended up making 700 or so in profit. Sold all of them for just under 100 other than the 1 Yikes which I only asked 40 for.

    Actually just last week I saw an ebay sale for 5x Gigabit Ethernet towers (4x dual 450 and 1x single 400) and it had a buy now price of only 100. Shipping was like 300 though :(
  6. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    I've seen stacks of 50 g5's in the uk on ebay, just a pitty they wanted like £20,000:eek:
  7. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2007
    -Winter 2002-
    G3 iMac (Bondi Blue)

    -March 2005-
    Mac Mini G4 1.42

    -November 2006-
    Macbook A1181 "PVT"

    -December 2009-
    HP Elitebook 8730w + OS X86

    -May 2010-
    iMac G4 1.25GHz Q26B DVT (USB 2.0 17" Prototype)

    -June 2010-
    iMac G4 1.25GHz Q59 PVT (USB 2.0 17" Production Test)
    iMac G4 1.25 17" Q59 Retail G4 7557B

    Wishes for 2010:
    Q78 or Q77 Powermac G5 1.8GHz Wanted to experiment with PLL & clock speed.
  8. drewdle macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Nanaimo, BC
    I don't recall specific dates, but in no particular order:

    - 2006: iBook G4 14" 1.42Ghz, Mac Mini 1.66Ghz CoreDuo
    - 2007: MacBook 2.0Ghz (SuperDrive, 1Gb)
    - 2008: MacMini 1.83Ghz Core2Duo (used off a friend)
    - 2009: MacBook 2.26Ghz Late '09, B&W G3 300Mhz (for free!)
    - 2010: iMac G4 700Mhz

    All of the Mactels have been sold in the last few years. I think I was always looking for something to fill the shoes of the iBook G4, which I foolishly returned after having paid a mint for it and not being told that new MacBooks were on the way (that would have been in December '05). That machine, despite it's supposedly inferiority performance wise, was a great companion. I could leave it asleep all day on battery and only end up with 3% less battery power than what I started with. All the MacBooks I've owned can chew through 10% or more in a day of sleep. The matte screen was also a joy to use outdoors (and incidentally, as we've learned in recent years, the G4 case doesn't disintegrate around the palm rests).

    When I go back to school in the fall, I'm either going to look for a bigger and faster iMac G4, or a MDD PowerMac, and use this iMac in the living as a guest computer for Facebooking and for playing music/movies. Not that it doesn't deserve a space on my desk, I just am liking the idea of the MDD, from an upgradeability perspective, and the idea that I'm not totally screwed if the internals of the iMac decide to stop liking the LCD for whatever reason. Not sure how common an issue that is, or how long these LCDs last for, but it is in the back of my mind. But I have a backup either way. Also, if I need a laptop, I'm going to go looking for my previous G4 iBook model or a Clamshell. Yeah, the Clamshell is now ancient, but they're cool looking machines, and I'd only need it for word processing. If my B&W G3 is any indication, OpenOffice still manages alright on these machines.
  9. netsurfz macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    September 09
    - MacBook Pro 13" 2.26GHz

    April 10
    - PowerMac G5 Housing Only (At first I was thinking about making it a Hackintosh, but later might resell the case and purchase original working PowerMac G5.)

    June 10
    - PowerBook G3 266 (PDQ - Late 1998)

  10. DSPalpatine macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    1986- Apple IIc- 65C02 Processor, 256 KB RAM (upgraded), 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive. My first computer... not a Mac, but still my favorite computer. Mandatory software: Broderbund word processor, EA Games "Strikefleet", Zork, Planetfall, Top Fuel Eliminator, Karateka.

    1988- Macintosh SE- 68000 Processor, 20 MB HDD. The family computer. Our first Mac.

    1995- Macintosh 5200 LC. The family computer. Singlehandedly drove our family to Windows. Yes, it was that bad. My Dad finally is considering returning to the Mac, 15 years later...

    2005- iMac G5 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM (upgraded), 250 GB HDD, OS X 10.5 (upgraded from Tiger). The machine that brought us back to Mac. Still chugging away in our den, still used extensively by my wife and I. I use it to manage my iTunes library and get in a quick game of "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic."

    2006- G4 iBook 12", 1.33 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB HDD, OS X 10.4. Bought it for grad school, ended up owning it for almost four years. My road warrior machine (went with me to 9 states, 3 continents, 5 countries, countless conferences and meetings- tireless machine). Given to my step-sister last year.

    2009- MacBook 2.0 GHz C2D, 4 GB RAM (upgraded), 320 GB HDD Scorpio Blue (upgraded), OS X 10.6. My new road warrior machine.

    (currently owned machines in bold)
  11. steviem macrumors 68020


    May 26, 2006
    New York, Baby!
    January 2005 - Mac Mini 1.25 w/256MB RAM 40GB HDD

    September 2005 - iBook G4

    September 2007 - MacBook

    May 2008 - Dell SC440, with nVidia Graphics card, Griffin iMic (hackintosh)

    August 2009 - Dell Mini 9 (hackintosh)

    iPad 16GB 3G not a mac, but does my mobile computing nicely.

    I sold the Mac Mini about a month ago for £100, which means I only lost £260 or so in 5 years from it! The iBook and MacBook went to my sister which she systematically destroyed :mad:
  12. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    I used tons of Macs at work but having one at home didn't happen until the 1990s. Before that I had several Amiga computers (remember them) and old Commodore 64 and 128s. I'm not including any PC or Linux boxes for clarity.

    1996 sometime:
    Performa 6400/180 (136 megs of ram)

    1999 sometime:
    PowerMac G4/400 (Sawtooth) (2 gigs of ram) (my first OS X machine!)

    2005 summer:
    G5 2.5 dual (8 gigs of ram)

    My wife has had more Macs than me - how did that work out?

    Shared the performa with me.

    1999 sometime:
    iMac DV SE (400 mhz G3)

    2002 Upgraded to:
    iMac Snow Edition (600 mhz G3)

    -she dumped this quickly because she couldn't watch movies on the CD-R only drive...

    2004 Upgraded to:
    iMac 17" Lamp Style (1.25 ghz G4) with Superdrive and 768 megs of ram

    2009 Upgraded to
    iMac 21" (3.06 ghz Core2Duo) with 4 gigs of ram and 1.25 TB of disc

    I guess I'm due for a replacement next...
  13. RaindropDress macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2010
    I'm only 14 so my timeline might be not as long as others... (the ones in bold are still running)

    When I was 4 or 5 my father bought a iMac G3... I think it was blue. I loved it and I used to play this dinosaur game or something. It has OS Classic on it and always crashed. My dad got rid of it and from then on said that Apple computers were stupid.

    2007 (or 2008)
    After much whining and convincing, I finally convinced my dad to get a iMac... it was a new (non-white) one but was open box for we saved about $400. I immediatly loved it (Photobooth!). My dad now likes Apple (he has a iPhone), but still like Linux better :p ... when my parents split my dad took the iMac, so I only see it about every week :( ... Named it Baurus.

    After much begging, my mom finally got me a iMac G4 (the lampy one). I loved it! After about 4 months though he died. ( It's name was Lampy... original :p )

    Just got 2 iMacs G3 and a G3 Tower (I think its a Yikes). Currently playing around with them. The green iMac is named Shrek... and the blue iMac is named Blueberry... I cant remember the towers name...
  14. Reventon macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    Toronto, ON
    Short, but sweet Mac History:

    March, 2009: iMac

    Oct, 2009: Mac Book Pro

    Specs in my signature.
  15. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    I'm only 13, but then again my dad always had macs, i have all but two of my dad's old macs (mac plus, powermac g4, powermac g5)and he gave me his ibook g3 cus i kept going on about how i wanted a laptop
  16. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    my timeline is very short and i cant remember the exact dates
    but it all started august 2009 to now with
    eMac 1.42 ghz ,
    after that came a iMac g3 with 600mhz ,
    another iMac g3 with 700mhz ,
    then a powermac 5500/275 ,
    then another eMac 1.42 ,
    then a mini G4 with 1.42 ghz
    and then it topped with a TAM in may 2010
    but more will follow soon ,next on my list to get is a cube :)
  17. drewdle macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Nanaimo, BC
    My wife had an Amiga 3000T as a computer when she was a child. Played Monkey Island, Settlers, and Loom on it. As of 2009, it still worked, but her stepdad gave it away apparently. Pretty unfortunate, because as it turns out, the 3000T was heinously expensive and thus pretty rare. It was also one massive beast of a tower (easily 50lbs or more).

    But I digress, we were talking Macs. :)
  18. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    I still have two 1000's down in my basement, one still in its original box.

    They're in pretty bad shape though.

    Yeah, Macs! That's it!
  19. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    This is easy for me.

    May 2010:
    Macbook Pro 2.4 i5
  20. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2009
    Mid 1993
    Quadra@33MHz with a few MB of RAM, I forget the exact number.

    Early 1997
    Performa 6200@160MHz with maxed out RAM – expensive as hell, IIRC.

    Late 1999
    iMac G3@400MHz with 128MB RAM, I think I maxed that out a year later though (512MB? I don't remember).

    Late 2002
    iBook G3@800MHz with 128MB of RAM which I think I put a 512MB stick in to max out.
    PowerMac G4@Dual 1.25GHz with RAM upgraded to 2GB sometime between then and 2003.

    Early 2004
    iMac G4@1.25GHz with 256MB RAM upgraded to 768MB in 2004 and then 1.25GB RAM in 2010 as I had a spare 1GB stick.

    Early 2005
    PowerMac G5@Dual 2.5GHz upgraded to 6GB RAM.

    Mid 2005
    PowerBook G4@1.5GHz and upgraded to 2GB RAM in 2006, I opted for the 15" but regretted after hearing the 12" was so portable. However, I believe the 12" G4's memory capacity was lower. I was also disappointed by the absence of a possible PowerBook G5.

    Late 2008
    MacBook@2.1GHz with 1GB RAM upgraded to 4GB RAM early 2009. I decided it was finally time to get an Intel Mac. :mad:

    I also had one of those old beige G3 towers for a short time when they were first released, but I can't remember the specs – 300~MHz (maybe 333).

    Italics – no longer in my possession or 'KIA' lol​
  21. zen.state thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    How did it run? I used to have a Dell mini 9 running Leopard.

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