Your Mac timeline?

Discussion in 'Community' started by zelmo, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    February 1994 - bought my first computer, a Performa 575 and a Color StyleWriter 2400
    June 1996 - upgraded to a PowerMac 7200/75 and a 19" Viewsonic CRT
    January 1998 - upgraded to a PowerMac G3/266 DT
    April 2002 - upgraded to an iMac G4/800 15" LCD, still using it today
    June 2004 - finally got me a PowerBook - G4 1.33/15", along with a 20GB 4G iPod
    2006 - I'll be looking to upgrade to either a 20" Cinema Display/PowerMac G5 combo, or a 23" Cinema Display/Mac Mini combo (if they are G5 by then).

    What is your Apple history?
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    Before 2000 - The dark ages ;) (including C64, Amiga, 384, Pentium)
    Summer 2000 - iMac DV SE 400MHz
    Autumn 2002 - 2G iPod 10GB
    Autumn 2004 - PowerMac DP 2.5GHz

    It's a short story but I'm still young enough to make it grow.
  3. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    2001?? - eMac CD-RW/384 Ram/40 Gig/

    got an iPod somewhere in here

    2004/5 DP2.5 G5

    its a hell of a jump :p
  4. snkTab macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    1985: Mac 512k
    Something went here, but it was so long ago and I was young
    1990: Mac LC
    1992: Mac LCII
    1994ish: Some Random Performa
    1997: Power Mac 8600
    ... (dark ages *cough* windows)
    iMac G5

    The ealier computers were my dad's, but I considered them mine since I literally moved into the study room (there was a bed there) to be closer to it.
  5. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    hm around 95 (or was it already 96 ?) i remember playing at a friends house with his mac (first they had a 68 something then they had powerpc one) the powerpc was impressive, to me as an 13 year old, but around 99 they sold it ...

    i could add 20 minutes playing around with mac osx last spring at an apple reseller but that's simply not enough (and in those minutes i was playing around to see if standard unix commands... yes i'm guilty of that nerdy pleasure)
    but it finsihed the deal for me

    that's about it ...
  6. Blackstealth macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Bradford, UK
    2000: iMac DV 400
    2001: iPod 5Gb (Still in use today!)
    2002: Power Mac G4 (MDD 2x867Mhz) 17" Studio Display
    2003: 15" AlBook (1.25Ghz)

    In amongst those: 3 PowerBook Duos (230, 270c, 280c), a Power Mac 6400/275, and a Workgroup Server 7250/120 - all bought for a steal on eBay and put to various uses...
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    14/2/03 - First Mac, 800 MHz iBook
    12/03 - Power Mac G4 1.25 GHz
    Mid 04 - Upgraded Power Mac from 80 GB HD to 160
    15/1/05 - Upgraded Power Mac from Radeon 9000 to 9800
  8. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    Not including Apple II or iPods since those are not Macs:

    1986 Mac 512k
    1989 Macintosh SE/30
    1992 Macintosh LC II
    1995 PowerBook Duo Dock Plus
    1995 Power Computing PowerWave 604/150
    1996 Power Computing PowerTower Pro 225
    1996 PowerBook 5300cs/100
    1997 Power Macintosh 6500/250 - bought in 1997 at a garage sale for $50!
    1999 PowerBook G3/400
    1999 Power Macintosh G4/450
    2002 Power Mac G4/1.25 DP MDD
    2003 PowerBook 17" 1.33

    2005/2006 Rev. B/C of PowerBook 17" G5
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    1989: SE FDHD version. Replaced a IBM PortablePC 5155
    1990: SE30 and Mac backlit Portable
    1992: Mac IIsi
    1993: Powerbook Duo 230
    1995: PowerMac 6100
    1997: G3/266 AV Tower
    1999: Bought a second hand Umac s900
    2000: G4/400 AGP and ibook 300 rev B
    2002: iPod 10GB
    2004: Powerbook 12-inch Rev C and iMac G5 20-inch

    These machines have I obtained somewhere between the ones listed above:
    Powerbook 180, Powerbook Duo 280, Powerbook Duo 280 w/PPC mobo, 2xMacIIsi, Centris 610.

    The Umax is the ONLY that has been sold.
  10. SuperChuck macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2003
    Chucktown, SC
    1984: Used my first computer at school: an Apple II
    1986: Spent all my spare time playing with the amazing new Apple IIGS systems in the school library (mostly Oregon Trail).

    Fast forward through the many other Apple/Macs at schools to:

    1999: Bought my very first computer - an iMac SE DV named Chuck.
    2004: Finally upgraded to Chip, my beloved Powerbook 12".
    2005: Saving up for my iMac G5 and iPod.
  11. 18thTomorrow macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2004
    The Alpha Quadrant
    1991: We got a computer in my first grade classroom--It was some sort of Apple ][, not sure which one. How awesome is that. I got to use it for learning-type games about once a month.

    1993: Dad bought a Gateway with Win3.1 and something like 16mb of Ram for over 2k. Amazing.

    1998: The old gateway finally bites the dust and Dad bought another Gateway.

    2001: I bought my first Mac for $150--a 500Mhz G3 PowerMac. I loved it to death and still use it as an MP3 fileserver.

    2004: I bought my beloved 1.0GHz iBook G4.
  12. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
    iBook in May 03'
    Powermac in Sept 04'

    Really exciting!!
  13. iPegboy macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    may 2002: G3 14.1 inch iBook 600 Mhz, combo drive
    oct. 2002: 1st Gen. 5GB iPod (refurbished) -- still ticking

    coming soon
    feb. 2005: 1GB iPod Shuffle
  14. spikeovsky macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2002
    My Macs:
    1989 - Mac Plus (8MHz 68000)
    1993 - LC475 (25MHz 68LC040)
    1998 - Power Mac G3 Desktop (233MHz PPC 750)
    2000 - Powerbook G3 Firewire (Pismo) (400MHz PPC 750)

    That's all, folks! I like squeezing every last bit out of them - I would have kept the Power Mac for longer, but realised I really needed a laptop in university. The plan for the Pismo is to replace it with a Powerbook G5, whenever that appears.

    Family Macs (i.e. when I took the PowerMac to university because parents didn't like it):
    1999 - iMac Rev B. (233Mhz 750)
    2002/3 - Dad got a 12" iBook for work (not sure exact specs)
    2004 - Mom replaced iMac with 14" iBook (again, not sure of exact specs)

    And my sister got a Powerbook 1400cs/117 (PPC 603e) when she went to university in 1997 - now she steals my mom's iBook periodically, though she'll be buying her own iBook in the very near future.
  15. 3Memos macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    1999 - PowerMac G4 400Mhz
    2001 - PowerMac G4 867Mhz w/ Superdrive
    2003 - iPod 20GB (2G)
    2003 - 20" Cinema Display
    2004 - iPod mini
    2004 - PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8Ghz w/ Superdrive
    2004 - PowerBook 12" 1.33Ghz w/ Superdrive
    2005 - iPod shuffle

    OMG. I spent alot of money on Apple products over the last 5 years!
  16. blackfox macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2003
    pretty simple:

    1986(mac IIe)--------->2000(Pismo 400, B&W350[used])---------->2002(PM 733[used])--------->2005(yet to be determined, at least a macmini)
  17. PieMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2002
    2000 - First (and last) computer: Gateway Essential 550 desktop w/ 17" Crt display (gave it to my sister who still has it).
    2002 - First (of many) Mac's in the household: 15" iMac (this is actuallly my partner's)
    2002 - My first Mac: 700 mhz dual usb 14" iBook (sold to friend)
    2003 - upgraded to 1.25 dual PowerMac w/ 17" studio display
    2004 - Ebayed PM and bought 17" 1.5 PowerBook (missed the portablility and couldn't afford both)
    2005 - Partner purchased 12" 1.33 PowerBook
    2005 - Decided to Ebay current 17" PB and downsize to the next revision of 15" PowerBook (which will hopefully be out very soon! I'll be using my partner's iMac in the meantime!).
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I knew I had done this before. There's an old thread on this topic here, but it's probably time for a new one. My history has changed, anyways:

    Powerbook Duo
    PowerBase 180 (I think)
    PowerCenter 150 (I think)
    B&W G3 400
    G4 450
    G4 450
    G4 450
    Original iMac (still have)
    Original iBook (still have)
    Original TiBook
    G4 Cube (2 of them, bought used -- still have)
    14-inch iBook G4 (still have)
  19. 3Memos macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    Were you able to go back in time, and alter it? :p
  20. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Amazingly, I was! At the time I wrote my original post, it was accurate, but somehow now the truth is different: I've bought three more computers and given away one!
  21. sebisworld macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2003
    Okay... here is my story:

    1. Bought an iBook G3 12 700 in 2001
    2. Got it repaired
    3. Got it repaired
    4. Got it repaired (all logic board problems)
    5. Got a new one, which was stolen when shipped -> Got money back
    6. Bought iMac G4 1Ghz 17" with that money
    7. Sold iMac G4 in September
    8. Bought PowerBook 17" with that money (yep, i got a lot for my iMac on eBay)

    To make a long story short: I turned a 12" iBook into a 17" PowerBook. Now that's what I call smart *g*

    I also have bought two iPods, one of which broke after a year. Still owning the 20GB 4Gen one and using it every day.
  22. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    Although I used many macs before I owned one my history with my computer purchases is as fallows.

    1993 Recieved Tax Returns from first Job (not including paper route, around $300 Fed) purchased a Mac II CPU (no video, monitor, keyboard or mouse) from the want ads (kinda the ebay of its time, though it still is in use today). It took me a month to save up for the keyboard and mouse. Another month to save up for a video card and another month or two for the monitor. I had (and the family as well) my first working computer by august. It lasted till the winter of 96 when the Hard Drive crashed.

    1996 Purchased a Performa 630CD using a new CoputerCity Credit Card. Stupid mistake, should have gone with the Quadra (anything), would have been cheaper and faster, hind sight 20/20. Sold the Mac II CPU (with 68030@33Mhz upgrade) to a guy in WI looking for a comp to put his HD in for a server.

    1998 Starmax 3000/200DT

    2001 PowerMac G3/233 Biege. Upgraded to an apple G3/333 Card.

    2002 PowerMac G4/800 (Quicksilver 2002) Still my baby, and will be till 2006, at least, as I am still paying for it till then.

    2004 Gateway something or other with PIII 800 that a client was going to throw out, using it to Fold@home.

    A long tale with only a few comps.
  23. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    My Timeline

    (Actually this timeline is for me and my wife)

    1986 Apple II GS
    1988 Mac SE
    1992 Mac IIsi
    1997-2003 (Dark Ages, Gateway P2 and Dell P4)
    2004 eMac 1Ghz Superdrive
    iPod Mini (Silver)
    iPod 40GB 4th Gen
    2004 iBook 1Ghz, 12"

    2005 (yet to be determined), but definately mac mini, and likely powerbook (if dual core G4 or G5 is released), or iMac G5.

  24. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    Before 1993 - Apple IIe

    1993 - Dad buys a Quadra 610, with a 14" display and caddy loading CD-ROM. I Played Doom II, Wolfenstein 3D - oh yeah! I went with him to the store, and wanted him to get the new Powermac 6100, but it was too much money (the Quadra, with display, printer, and some software, topped $3000). I soon discovered how to boot with extensions off so I could disable At Ease. Intenet access with a 14.4 modem. I became a member of the Cleveland Freenet.

    1996 - I bought a Powerbook 180c at a NASA auction for $125. Needed a battery and AC adapter, but it ran, so now I had my own Mac and could surf the 'net in my room. Battery life was an abysmal 45 minutes on a full charge with a new battery. At a similar auction a friend bought a large lot of computers, among which were a IIci, 2 IIsi's, and a IIfx. I traded him a new copy of Red Hat for the Macs.

    Early 1999 - I bought a Rev.C iMac, Lime Green 266MHz, my first (and still only) brand new Mac. I actually liked the "hockey puck" mouse. This computer was a real workhorse throughout my undergraduate career. Countless "all nighters" are spent in front of this machine as I drink coffe, tea and Mountain Dew and write last minute term papers. Also during this time period tragedy strikes, as the IIsi's and IIfx are "accidentally" thrown away by a certain family member who previously complained that they were hogging valuable shelf space in the garage. In retaliation, I get a Performa 475 that my friend was getting rid of and place in the same spot on the shelf.

    2001 - The iMac gets upgraded, with maxed RAM and an external USB burner (which was slow, and failed after a year). Hard drive in my PB 180c fails. I get a PowerBook 160 off a co-worker for peanuts and put its upgraded 500MB hard disk in my 180c. With no ethernet, however, the Powerbook is doomed when we switch from dialup to broadband internet.

    2003 - High voltage board fries in iMac. Collateral damage requires that the power supply board and CRT be replaced. $400 is still cheaper than a new Mac, I guess. I soon discover that the motherboard suffered damage too, with random weird problems cropping up that would take pages to describe. I limp on with it.

    2004 - After trying OS X in my iMac, I decide that my needs have outgrown my Lime green companion and buy a used Powermac G4 Dual 533, my present machine. I salvage a 19" CRT from work (upgraded to flat panels) to use with the machine. Heavily upgraded, I'm planning on nursing it through at least till I complete my Master's, after which hopefully I will have a better job so I can buy a new Mac.

    At work, a Powermac 6100 "breaks" and I take it home before they throw it away. Turns out it had a bad SCSI cable. I scrounged the cable from our now long-decomissioned Quadra and the machine springs to life. Finally, I have the computer I wanted back in '93 :) .
  25. H&Kie macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2004
    2000: iMac DV 400 DVD ROM (is my brother's first proper computer now)
    2004: eMac 2G 1GHz SD (sold to a friend who stopped liking Windoze :D )
    2004: 4G iPod 20Gb (hopefully mine for a long time!!)
    2004: iMac G5 17" 1,8 GHz SD (as above)

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