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Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 11, 2018 02:04PM
This will exclude the G4 Cube.

I always thought the lines on the Quicksilver had the most elegant lines.





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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 11, 2018 02:15PM
I liked the very Bauhaus look of the first generation Pro. I have a thing for Aluminum.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 11, 2018 02:22PM
Quadra...
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 11, 2018 02:45PM
The 1976 Woodgrain iMac has a certain steampunk attraction to it.





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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 11, 2018 02:51PM
I thought they were all ugly until they finally stopped using plastic.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 11, 2018 02:53PM
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pRICE cUBE
This will exclude the G4 Cube.

I always thought the lines on the Quicksilver had the most elegant lines.


Agreed. The lucite handles and subdued grey scheme were classy. The later mirrored doors didn't add anything. The earlier blue one was too garish, and the grater was not quite as attractive. The trashcan had style and was innovative, but the world wasn't ready for it (then, or perhaps ever).
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: July 11, 2018 02:55PM
The Radius Mac Clones

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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: July 11, 2018 03:01PM
9500 especially the easy ability to add ram

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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: July 11, 2018 03:18PM
No love for the 6500?

Me neither. Quicksilver was as close as it got save the bare speaker on the front. "Ooo, what a big power button!"
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: July 11, 2018 03:40PM
I like the Quicksilver and Cheesegrater but my favorite would probably be the Cube
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 11, 2018 03:43PM
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The Radius Mac Clones



LOL
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: JPK
Date: July 11, 2018 03:48PM
First G5 Powermac was pretty revolutionary. That Quicksilver was pretty cool too. But neither of them were nearly as difficult to work on as my Performa 6400 with Daystar processor upgrade card!

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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 11, 2018 04:01PM
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pRICE cUBE
This will exclude the G4 Cube.
I always thought the lines on the Quicksilver had the most elegant lines.

One of the best, for sure.

This one was my first Mac that ran OSX (bought second hand). It had holes in that lower front cover that I've never seen on another G4. They appeared to be factory made.






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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: billb
Date: July 11, 2018 04:02PM




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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: timg
Date: July 11, 2018 04:17PM


When I had my Mac SE, I really wanted one of these....



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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 11, 2018 04:22PM
I loved the cheese-grater era. Such a versatile case. Would love something like that back.

pRICE's pick would be my second.

But I woulda loved something like this: [hackedgadgets.com] (I'm a fan of utilitarian/industrial design)





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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: July 11, 2018 04:22PM
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When I had my Mac SE, I really wanted one of these....

Heh, actually the Quadra 700 what the first one that sprang to mind when I say the subject line. A IIci on it's side.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 11, 2018 05:03PM
Does anyone else remember the clear lucite "legs" that put these machines a few inches off the floor? They were a great addition.

The Quicksilver easily beat the Smurf - even though their lines were similar. Imagine if the QS had been offered in a gold color.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 11, 2018 07:26PM
I adore just about everything about my Mac Pro. Second would be the G5, although its interior leaves a something to be desired. Third would be my MDD.

I love the functionality of the 8600 and 9600, but was in terms of beautiful exterior design, they were OK, better than the PCs of the time, but not wonderful in the way that the Mac Pro and G5 are.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: 3d
Date: July 11, 2018 07:54PM
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Does anyone else remember the clear lucite "legs" that put these machines a few inches off the floor? They were a great addition.

Those legs were perfect handles to carry the Mac with. I remember lugging the Power Mac G4 "Graphite" down the street to the local Mac repair shop using that handle. Very comfortable considering the weight.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 11, 2018 09:18PM
I consider the Pro machines the ugliest Mac hardware Apple makes.

I think the Trashcan has a quiet elegance.

The cheese grater Al models take second.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 11, 2018 09:50PM
There’s always something about your first.





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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 12, 2018 02:00AM
*I* love my 6500.

But the vote for my fave goes to my MDD. The Buick Roadmaster look appealed to me. It was referred to as the Wind Tunnel but I never heard it like that.

With four HDs loaded, I think it was under fanned.




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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 12, 2018 09:37AM
It would have to be one of the G4s. G5s and the pre-2013 MacPros were nice, but very industrial. 2013 MacPro was very elegant, but it lacked the presence of a tower, and there were no contrasting elements like the clear lucite legs of the later G4s.
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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 13, 2018 11:45AM
....the.....Dark.....Tower.....



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Re: Which Mac tower was the most beautiful to you?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: July 13, 2018 01:45PM
I'd have liked a cool-looking 'cheese-grater' Mac, but still have my blue G3, which I like for its then-unique styling, matching handles and legs (keeping it off the dusty floor), and the easily-accessible innards via the side door. Great match of form and function:



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