What the heck is this Mac?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Antimatter, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Antimatter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    #1
    What kind of a Mac is this? It was on the box for my laptop stand?
    It looks like a Powerbook and an iBook reproduced...

    Is it just a strange mockup? Or an actual computer?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
  3. StealthRider macrumors 65816

    StealthRider

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Location:
    Yokosuka, Japan
    #3
    God, I feel like an old-timer now. Remember how amazing that was when it came out?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #4
    Remember how amazing WordPerfect was when it came out? There are users here that call it some old bizarre Word clone.
     
  5. dsnort macrumors 68000

    dsnort

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Location:
    In persona non grata
    #5
    Thats just not right. WordPerfect ruled!
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #7
    Some of us used DOS in those days. :p

    WordPerfect 4.1 and 5.1 <3
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    #8
    Wait DOS, you mean you didn't use a Mac back then. Traitor.:p
     
  9. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    Titanium Powerbook G4 - it ain't exactly ancient tech either - hell, I only quit using mine about 6 months ago!
     
  10. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

    #10
    Thanks for reminding me of my time spent in front of my Commodore 128 with geoWrite or WordWriter 128...
     
  11. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, California
    #11
    That was actually my first newer Mac I'd ever purchased. PowerBook G4 Ti - 500mhz, 512mb memory, 20gig hard drive, and a slot loading dvd reader, not burner or even combo drive because those weren't even in a Apple laptop yet.

    What was that? 7 years ago? No wonder hardly anyone recognizes it though, most of the users are converts from PC that only has paid attention to Apple products since 3rd generation iPods and MacIntel Inside.

    ~Crawn
     
  12. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2003
    Location:
    Dress Rosa
    #12
    I was a cool guy, I had the 1Ghz Ti book with the Superdrive and 1GB of RAM in '03 :eek: intense! Mom has it now, but I might be getting ut back because she needs a pc :D
     
  13. Luis macrumors 65816

    Luis

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Location:
    Costa Rica
    #13
    haha that was also my first Mac. Titanium PB 667mhz, pure gold.
     
  14. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Location:
    CANADA? eh?
    #14
    my first mac was an imac

    then 500mhz tit powerbook (this one)

    then eMac

    then Aluminum iMac

    then Macbook Pro

    Macbook air

    12 inch powerbook
     
  15. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, California
    #15

    Wow, I wish Apple had sent me one of those in 2001!

    I kid, I kid!

    ~Crawn
     
  16. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Location:
    CANADA? eh?
    #16
    tit = titanium

    not titties
     
  17. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, California
    #17
    Lol, I figured. I'm used to people saying Ti=Titanium, not tit=titanium. Just going with the periodic table.

    ~Crawn
     
  18. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Location:
    CANADA? eh?
    #18
    i just like tit short for titanium lol
     
  19. mcavjame macrumors 65816

    mcavjame

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Location:
    phased to this universe
    #19
    How about your commodore 64 and Paperclip? Remember writing in the tags for your formatting and having to envision how your document would look before you printed it out?

    The Titanium was my first Mac. I had been a PC tech guy my whole career and got a consulting job where I had to support Mac and PC users. I wasn't really hooked until OSX.2 (started out on OS 9).
     
  20. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

    DJMastaWes

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    #20
    Am I the only one who feels like this is one of Apples worst laptops designs?
     
  21. iTeen macrumors 65816

    iTeen

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    #21
    Yes, I think this design is simply awesome for the time at least.
    looks like a very fat mba...
     
  22. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Madison
    #22
    I think it was a good design, just didn't like the hinges on the back, as the had tendency to break.
     
  23. Marble macrumors 6502a

    Marble

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    #23
    Besides the hinges, I think this is one of Apple's best computers. It's certainly one of their most minimal designs. I prefer it to the next (current) gestalt, which is a little too sparkly for me. It's also got a nice strong chassis.

    I still use my 1Ghz regularly.
     
  24. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

    DJMastaWes

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    #24
    I don't know. I just don't like the silver with the black keyboard and the white edges. Reminds me too much of a dell or something.
     
  25. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    #25
    The edges weren't actually white; just a lighter shade of gray. But ok, you don't like it. I think that's because the time for it has passed. When Apple did it several years ago, it was an innovation, and it was THE machine to have at the time. If Dell has a similar design today, well, one might say that Dell is a bit far behind.

    In my opinion, this Apple design from seven years ago still wins the appearance award over anything currently offered on the PC side.
     

Share This Page