When Did First Start Using Apple Computers?

When Did you First Start Using Apple Computers?

  • 1976 - 1982

    Votes: 8 8.9%
  • 1983 - 1994

    Votes: 30 33.3%
  • 1994 - 1997

    Votes: 9 10.0%
  • 1998 - 2002

    Votes: 7 7.8%
  • 2003 - 2006

    Votes: 14 15.6%
  • 2007 - 2009

    Votes: 22 24.4%

  • Total voters
    90

Maserati7200

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
When did you buy your first Apple computer/when did you first start using Apple computers? What was it? For those who don't know, the reason I didn't say 'Mac' is because Apple had computers before the Mac.
The first time I used an Apple computer was in 2002, the 17 inch iMac G4.
PLEASE VOTE IN THE POLL
 

n8mac

macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2006
408
44
Ohio
Technically it was an AppleII as a kid in school playing Oregon Trail, but I don't count this as I was young and didn't even know what I was using at the time.

What made me an :apple: user was one of the first PowerMacs in high school. I don't know the model name but it had 75mhz running system 7. I have been a Mac user since and bought my first comp, a 400mhz G3 iMac, in 1999. In fact it still runs OS 9 on my LAN :)
 

ChrisA

macrumors G4
Jan 5, 2006
11,593
374
Redondo Beach, California
When did you buy your first Apple computer/when did you first start using Apple computers? What was it? For those who don't know, the reason I didn't say 'Mac' is because Apple had computers before the Mac.
The first time I used an Apple computer was in 2002, the 17 inch iMac G4.
PLEASE VOTE IN THE POLL
I know people who had Apple II but I looked at it as a kind of toy the a "real computer". The first Apple I had was a "512K Mac" it was a floppy based all-iin-one wit the littel monochrome screen.

I still have two of these, software and all. I also have the very first model Compaq (the "sewwing mmachine") and the first old 8-bit IBM PC. And some 32-bit SPARCs as well as a DEC "Alpha" powered computer. I keep them packed in boxes in the attic.
 

gmanterry

macrumors regular
May 31, 2008
113
0
Phoenix, AZ
Old Apple User

I bought my first 'puter, an Apple II+ in 1980 for $1800.00. It had 48k of RAM and two floppy drives. It had a green monitor. Color monitors were really expensive.

Terry
 

chrono1081

macrumors 604
Jan 26, 2008
7,432
1,401
Isla Nublar
I started using macs in college, but never used them that much (obvious by me not knowing how to right click).

I then realized that Windows simply cannot do the simplest of tasks that I needed it to do without installing third party apps (disk image support, transferring large amounts of data across a network without screwing up subfolders). The day that solidified it for me was when my windows vista machine showed 26 hours to transfer 120 gigs over USB!!! My eeePC (first gen) did it faster.

I then sold my laptop, ordered a mac, and fell in love with it. Bye windows, I dont need you.
 

TheBonk

macrumors 6502
May 22, 2007
293
8
Chicago
Bought my first Mac in 2007. First used one in 3rd grade (1998). They were the Performa Macintoshes. Then the school replaced them with the new iMacs. Couldn't keep my hands off them. :D
 

Queso

Suspended
Mar 4, 2006
11,832
7
Mac LC in 1991. The computer lab at my Uni bought a whole bunch of them. There was a PC based lab in the room next door where people would queue up to use a Windows machine, just to fire up an XWindows session and log onto the HP-UX where everybody did their real work. In the meantime the Mac room was virtually empty despite having the exact same capability.

After a while you just get comfortable with it, although I very nearly jumped ship in 1998 :eek:
 

Heilage

macrumors 68030
May 1, 2009
2,592
0
My first mac was an Intel Core Duo MacBook, in August 2006. My first Mac experience was an old Macintosh 128k, I think. Although that was some left over stuff in my friend's attic, they also had an iMac G3 we used to play around with.
 

mysterytramp

macrumors 65816
Jul 17, 2008
1,336
3
Maryland
February 1985:

128K Mac, keyboard, mouse
External 400K diskette drive
ImageWriter printer
OS (Finder 1.1g)
MacWrite and MacPaint

All for approx $2,000, which despite the mythology, was the best computing deal available at the time.

mt
 

jzuena

macrumors 6502a
Feb 21, 2007
997
31
Lexington, MA, USA
Apple ][ (might have been a ][+) in high school in 1982. First ones I owned were a 64K Franklin Ace (even the Apple ][+ had clones!) in 1984, and then a 128K Enhanced Apple //e in 1986. I briefly had a Mac LC III in 1994, but didn't move full-time to Macs until 2006.
 

HellDiverUK

macrumors 6502
Oct 24, 2009
458
0
Belfast, UK
Used to repair them about 10 years ago (LCIII and LC425 mostly), and used similar at high school before that. Bought my first one about 6 months ago.
 

splitpea

macrumors 6502a
Oct 21, 2009
985
225
Among the starlings
We had Apple IIs and original Macs in grade school in the mid 80's. Bought my first Mac in '02. Used them in school and then college every year between -- although I didn't like them at all in the second half of the 90's.
 

Unspeaked

macrumors 68020
Dec 29, 2003
2,448
1
West Coast
The first two options, particularly 1983 - 1994, are some pretty large spans.

Should someone who starting using a Apple III in 1983 really be lumped together with someone who was introduced to Apple with a PowerMac 7100 in 1994?