What Do You Think the 10 Greatest Macs of All Time Are?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jaw04005, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Last week, I received the latest Mac Addict and it listed some of the greatest macs of all time. Just wondering what the Mac Veterens of this board think.

  2. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    12" Powerbook (cause i have one)
    The origonal iMac
    The origonal iBook
    Apple IIe (had one of those to)
    Blue & White G3 (Still one chugging away at work)

    Thats the greatest macs of MY time, but i'm only 21, so anything computer like before 1995 didnt happen to me :)
  3. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2003
    Victoria, Australia
    Apple's 10 greatest anythings

    To list 10 is hard as it would encompass most Macs.

    How about listing Apple's 10 greatest achievements, moments, ideas, products or developments.

    Here's a few:

    1) Rendezvous
    2) Original GUI interface
    3) Original Mac
    4) iTMS
    5) Surviving despite themselves.
    6) Changing to Unix based OS
    7) Original iMac
    8) iMac Flat Panel
    9) Newton
    10) Implementation of USB
  4. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    I think the Lisa and The 128k Macintosh were pretty important
    I also think that without the iMac Apple would be in a worse position than they are in now. The Powermac G5 seems to also be a pretty big project. I think I could list alot of the greatest and the not-so
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Two of the most important Macs, aren't even Macs.

    NeXT Cube

    Both of these machines gave something important to the Mac, yet were at least 10 years ahead of their time.

    Yes the Lisa donated the GUI and the QuickDraw Toolbox, but the Mac was a pale imitation of the Lisa -- sure some of the technology that made the Lisa great also made it sloooww.

    And the NeXT cubes contribution is obvious -- Rhapsody. Though Carbon and Classic definitely made Rhapsody a Mac.
  6. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

    Phil Of Mac

    Dec 6, 2002
    Washington State University
    1. Macintosh 128k--first Macintosh
    2. Power Macintosh 6100--first PowerPC
    3. iMac (original)--saved Apple
    4. PowerBook 100 series--pioneered the current notebook form factor
    5. Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White)--brought the iMac revolution to the pro line
    6. Macintosh II--first expandable, two-piece Mac
    7. iBook (original)
    8. Power Macintosh G4 Cube
    9. Macintosh SE/30
    10. Powerbook G4 Titanium
  7. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    The Apple IIe, IIc, and IIgs were all superior to the early Macs in my humble opinion. I liked using a mouse on an IBM compatible in a DOS shell better than the early Mac System. Around about System 7.5 I started getting interested in Apple computers again.

    I hated Windows 3.0 and 3.1 as well. It took a while for hardware to offer enough power to make Windows feel responsive. DOS shell wasn't pretty but it was very fast and just as good as Windows was for organizing files and such. A DOS application called XTreePro was even better for file management. Around System 8.6 I was satisfied with file management on Macs.

    In my opinion the best Macs were the early fruit colored iMacs because they were exactly what consumers wanted.
  8. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Top Ten Best Mac(intosh)s(es) of All Time

    10. Macintosh Classic, kickback in style, cheap, and durable
    09. Macintosh II, the two Piece, Nubus Mac
    08. Performa, the cheaper Quadra/Centris/II with home programs
    07. The PowerMacintosh, made the Mac a real work-horse again
    06. TAM (20th Annaversary Mac), Bose speakers, mini-trackpad, flipdown CD, awesome.
    05. G4 Cube, what everyone wanted at twice the price
    04. iMac, the greatest remarketing of an old idea/product ever
    03. The PowerBook G3, the first consumer laptop with DVD, and a 4 hour battery
    02. Titanium PowerBook G4, Finally, a stylish laptop
    01. PowerMac G5, 64-bits, and at least 10 years of use

  9. jamdr macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    1. SE/30
    2. LC III
    3. PowerMac 6100
    4. PowerMac G3 (B&W)
    5. iMac (original)
    6. iBook (original)
    7. PowerBook G4

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