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Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: June 18, 2014 12:45AM
Here is what I have:

IIe
SE
G3 beige 233mghz
G3 smurf
G3 blue iMac
G3 iBook
G3 PowerBook 300mghz
G4 graphite
G4 quicksilver
G4 MDD
G4 Cube
G5 2.5ghz quad
Mac mini 1.83 CD2
MacPro 3ghz quad
Mac mini 2.7 ghz dual
MacBook Pro 17" 2.5ghz quad



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: June 18, 2014 12:52AM
Fat Mac
PB 100
Cube

All the rest are rather common and boring, except this new MacBook Air, which is quite delightful.
Except when it isn't.

Eustace
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: June 18, 2014 12:57AM
Impressive list pRICE.

Think I purged all older Macs around the time of my last move, so between 2011-2013. I might have a PowerBook 520c floating around still, I'd have to check. I don't even have any newer Macs at the moment.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: June 18, 2014 01:41AM
Can I list the Macs I wish I owned since I don't have a classic Mac library anymore?
  1. LC II with Sonnet Presto Plus. Of course the later LC pizza boxes were much better, but the LC II was my first Mac and the Sonnet Presto Plus was an awesome upgrade card, new processsor, Ethernet card, and RAM upgrade all rolled up into one.
  2. PowerBook 550c. Best 68k PowerBook ever. Believe only shipped in Japan
  3. Mac Color Classic II. Everything the Color Classic should have been. May have also been a Japanese exclusive.
  4. PowerBook 2400c. Best ultra portable Mac until the recent models Airs. Made by IBM.
  5. Pismo. Enough said.
  6. Last model 12" PowerBook G4.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: June 18, 2014 02:08AM
TAM (I have 2 or 3... At least one of which is complete and should boot, with a PPC upgrade? Another I disassembled back when I thought it'd be cool to put an iBook inside. Now there are much better options if I ever get around to that project again).

Pismo (with a G4/550MHz, 1GB RAM and an SSD! Ok, the SSD was a recent addition just for the fun/exercise of it, also has a DVD burner with correct faceplate). I made it all the way through the Titanium era with that Pismo. My next laptop was the Aluminum G4.

Cube (with a 1.5GHz G4, but it only runs stable at 1.3).

Early 2009 MBP 15" 2.93GHz (fastest 15" with an ExpressCard slot, and I put in a custom anti-glare LCD with aluminum bezel; Apple didn't offer antiglare at this point and aftermarket put in an ugly black bezel). - I should actually sell this one.

Late 2011 MBP 15" & 17" (both anti-glare and fastest CTO i7's. Last to run Snow Leopard, though I finally upgraded to 10.8 about a month before Mavericks came out). The 15" is my daily computer, but I might swap it out for a 2012 non-retina if I can get a deal as I'd like built-in USB 3.0 and BT 4.0 now that I'm not running 10.6 anymore.

I had a PB 5300ce which you just have to appreciate for the awfulness, a PB 2400c, a Wallstreet - all sold long ago. A Power Computing PowerTower Pro - stolen (best part of that story is that I had a 17" SGI LCD in a box in the closet and the thieves obviously opened the box, decided they didn't know what it was and took the CRT and tower and hefted them both over a 6' fence. At the time (2001), the LCD was the single most expensive thing in the house, and they left it).
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: June 18, 2014 02:22AM
Yeah, SGI's 17" LCD was something like $2500 when introduced. Not sure of the value in 2001. If it was still using that funky video connection, not sure if even a technologically sophisticated thief would bother. Unless you have the right fence to hawk SGI gear...perhaps too much trouble, eh?
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: billb
Date: June 18, 2014 05:11AM
in closet:
PB1400 in original box
4400/200
B&W G3/400 w/21 apple monitor

on desk:
MDD dual w/17 apple lcd
macbook



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 18, 2014 05:55AM
Suffice it to say I would be very embarrassed to list all the Macs I have around the house. But, after the Great Purge mandated by SWMBO, I am pleased to say my oldest is a PowerBook 3400 I bought new. Well, not counting our first new Mac, an SE, that we are keeping for sentimental reasons.



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: June 18, 2014 06:06AM
Apple ][ e
2 SE/30, 1 original and 1 converted from a SEs
Mac IIci
Bondi iMac (disassembled)
Indigo Blue iMac
Beige G3 233mghz
G3 iBook
G4 iBook
G3/500 Pismo
MacBook Air 11"
iMac i7 27" (late 2009)
waiting . . . for the next one.



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: June 18, 2014 06:44AM
I think this has been done many times, but anyway:

SE (with GCC 80 MB HD and 20 MHz accelerator, running 6.0.8 [Multi-Finder])
SE (running 6.0.4—runs original Crystal Quest and Dark Castle)
IIci with Apple Monitor (in attic)
II fx (2 in closet) (bought one for parts; have max 96 MB RAM; restoration project on hold for 10 years or so)
Blue and White G3 tower (first model, 6 GB HD, 300 MHz, runs OS 9.1)
Original Blueberry iBook (actually daughter's, but I've inherited it)
iMac G4 700 MHz, 30 (?) GHz HD; in Guest Room; may move to kitchen
Late 2009 27" iMac (2 TB, 16 GB, i7; my main work computer)
2010 13" MacBook Pro (C2D, 8 GB, 250 GB; travel and CD/radio-listening computer)

I use the iMac and MBP daily. still have the blue G3 in the office, mainly to find old files). Still turn on the SEs now and then, to exercise the electrons. The rest just sit. . .

The IIci I think had System 7 on it; the IIfx runs 7.1. The iBook has 9.2 on it; not enough RAM for OS X, I think.

Note: If there's one thing that unites the disparate folks on the board, its our Mac collections. Oh, I suppose there are some who lack the pack-rat instinct and off-load their previous computers, but I'll bet they wish they had kept some. Over the years I gave a Powerbook G4, a MacBook Pro, and my Umax J700 desktop clone to the kids, so my personal museum is not complete.

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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 18, 2014 07:08AM
//e 'enhanced', 32MB Compact Flash card as hard drive:

[dreher.net]

couple of //GS units

iMac 600MHz

800MHz eMac

1 GHz Powerbook G4

couple of white plastic MacBooks

three 13" aluminum MacBook Pros (various years)
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 18, 2014 08:04AM
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Gareth
TAM (I have 2 or 3... At least one of which is complete and should boot, with a PPC upgrade? Another I disassembled back when I thought it'd be cool to put an iBook inside. Now there are much better options if I ever get around to that project again).

TAM was PPC (603e). You must be thinking about the G3 upgrade.

I donated most of my museum stuff to the county recycling center a long time ago. Still have a Classic sitting in a relative's basement, original box.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 18, 2014 08:13AM
Wow, after looking at some of your lists, I guess I don't feel such a need to clear mine out anymore! Only have a Fat Mac, a Plus with 4MB RAM and a 20 MB SCSI drive, and a 1st gen G5 17" iMac. Also some misc 128/512 type keyboards and some original ext FDs, also a box of games on floppies.



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: clay
Date: June 18, 2014 08:31AM
guys, what do you think is going to happen to your stash/museum when you kick the bucket? Do you think your loved ones are going to carefully sell/donate each machine to the perfect new home?

I have enjoyed using all the macs I've ever owned, but I strongly dislike keeping them around once I've moved on to something else. The thought of a computer just sitting unused on a shelf just does not sit well with me. I guess primarily because I know that if I don't do something with them, my wife would definitely not know what to do with it when I'm gone.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: June 18, 2014 08:33AM
Dare I even post? smiling smiley



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 18, 2014 08:47AM
IIci carcass
Modified 7600/132: IIRC it has an 8600 logic board in it, plus processor upgrade. Still working?

Definitely working:
9600/200, Powerlogix processor upgrade, bunch of RAM.
Freebie B&W upgraded by me with G4/600 processor, etc.
Curbside indigo iMac, G3/500. At least now there is only one of these here. I found at least three that were working a few years back, left to die curbside. No one had erased their hard drives.
Sawtooth, G4/450
MDD 867
MDD 1.25
G5, dual 2GHz, maybe
Mac Pro 1,1
Mac Pro 5,1
2011 MBP
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: June 18, 2014 08:51AM
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clay
guys, what do you think is going to happen to your stash/museum when you kick the bucket?
...

I plan on taking it all with me.
Oh, there are a couple of details to be worked out, like the need for a roughly three thousand square foot grave, with a thirty foot dock, and with guest parking.

Eustace
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 18, 2014 09:07AM
Yikes!

I'm trying very hard not to get sentimental about computers at all. I've kept just a few in --gulp--30 years.

Duo 270c with 280c guts.
Powermac 9600 with upgrade card. I try to start it every Jan 1.
400 Pismo. Best laptop ever.
Kanga powerbook thing that I still use when I want uninterrupted by internet writing time (not often)
iMac G3 something with OS8 on it.
G5--still a functioning computer that I use.

Also have my second gen click wheel or whatever FW iPod.

27 iMac I am writing this on will probably be my last modern Mac unless they return to the functionality of the old OS and not make the computer OS like iOS.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: June 18, 2014 11:09AM
Original machine: SE (still have its ImageWriter)
PowerBook 1400cs
PowerMac MDD
2 C2D Minis(daily drivers)
Second gen iTouch
Recently inherited Bondi Blue iMac and an eMac(I want to find Swoop somewhere to play on System 9).
I feel like there is more here somewhere... I've actually convinced myself to upgrade the iTouch when a good deal comes around and would give the 2 oldest machines(plus the iMac/eMac?) away even though I am still kind of attached to them.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 18, 2014 11:34AM
My paltry collection (compared with most of you):

Mac Classic II (working) - In my living room and proudly on display for all to see.
Power mac 9600 w/500 MHz Sonnet upgrade (working) - In a closet waiting to be powered up again:

On my desk and used every day:

Mid 2010 27" 2.93 GHz i7 iMac - a wonderful Mac that I have no desire to replace at this time (although I do wish it had USB 3).




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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Schpark
Date: June 18, 2014 01:13PM
II/e no longer have.
Classic bought for $20 sold for $100
Performa 6300CD with TV tuner.
iMac DVSE bit the dust.
iBook 466 SE clamshell.
Emac 1 GHz
Emac 1.4GHz



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: June 18, 2014 01:58PM
I should have kept my Plus -- I'd love to convert it into an aquarium.
Currently in the basement somewhere:
• Duo 230. Lost the dock in a flood.
• Quadra
• Power CD
• Pismo
• Beige G3 rtower
• Blackbook
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 18, 2014 02:16PM
A big pile of Apple crap that mostly should have been discarded long ago!

Off the top of my head, I still have a Mac +, A 280c Duo with three docks, A Performa 400, Performa 6400, and an eMac.

All of that stuff above is in storage, except for the eMac. I still boot that one up down in my basement shop every so often.



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: polychrome
Date: June 18, 2014 03:45PM
Mac SE
PowerComputing PowerCenter Pro 180 w/ a Powerlogix G3/350 upgrade
iBook G3/466 SE
iBook G3/900 Mhz
Mac Mini 1.83 Ghz C2D
Mac Mini 2.33 Ghz C2D
iMac 27” i7 3.4Ghz Quad

Also various generations of iPod shuffles, iPod Touch, and iPads. Wished I never sold my first Mac, a Mac Plus.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 18, 2014 03:48PM
I think the oldest Mac I still have is the G4 Sawtooth media file server. Gotta move that all to the Mini and recycle it. Then the Cube, but I promised that to someone and have not gotten around to emptying it and boxing it up. Then the iMac DV/400.
Next is the Macbook 1,1, then there are a few Macbook Pros, and most recently my 2013 Mini.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 18, 2014 04:07PM
In the last 3 years I purged:

Apple //c
Apple ][gs ROM 01 (w/lots of customizations, my first computer)
2x SE/30
2x Mac Plus
Quadra 650
PowerBase 240
PowerCenter 150
PowerCenter Pro 210
PowerTower Pro 250
PowerMac 8100 G3/240 (or so) (NewerTech)
PowerMac 8500 G3/500 (Sonnet)
PowerMac 7500 G4/1GHz (Sonnet)
PowerMac 6360 G3/240 (Vimage, iirc)
... and a bunch of others of similar ilk

Still have:

PowerBook 140
PowerBook 150
PowerBook 165c
PowerBook 170
PowerBook 180
PowerBook 520c
Powerbook 540c
PowerBook 5300ce
PowerBook 3400/200
PowerBook 3500 G3/250 Kanga
PowerBook G3/266 PDQ
PowerBook G3/300 PDQ
PowerBook G3/400 Pismo
3x PowerBook G3/500 Pismo
iBook G4/1.2GHz (in use)
BlackBook CD 2.0 (in use)
MacBook C2D 2.4 Santa Rosa (in use)
4x Mini G4/1.25
Mini i5 2.3 dual (in use)
Mini i7 2.0 quad (in use)

PowerMac G5 2.3 Dual core (used rarely)
PowerMac MDD Dual G4/1.25 FW400 (last one to boot OS 9 - used rarely)

Oops, forgot my Cube G4/1.2 GHz (GigaDesigns?)
3x Cube G4/450



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 18, 2014 06:40PM
One of my favorites (long gone) was the old Performa 640 DOS.

Essentially two computers in one - if something was taking its own sweet time to finish on the Mac side I could always boot up games like DOOM on the DOS card.
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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 19, 2014 07:57AM
Lew Zealand is today's big winn... er, loser.



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Re: Apple Museum owner? What have you got?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: June 19, 2014 05:31PM
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Bill in NC
One of my favorites (long gone) was the old Performa 640 DOS.

Essentially two computers in one - if something was taking its own sweet time to finish on the Mac side I could always boot up games like DOOM on the DOS card.

I always thought the dual system Macs were pretty cool.
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