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Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: shanedar
Date: January 03, 2006 09:47PM
I've been using Macs since 1985 and I've never seen this. Anyone know it's story?

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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 03, 2006 09:51PM
It's a Molar.



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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: bangman
Date: January 03, 2006 09:51PM
Yep, worked on them. It's the iMac before the iMac. Edu purchase for a lot of schools back in the day.



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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 03, 2006 09:53PM
I can see why they called it that. It really does look like some big old tooth. It's the first one I've ever seen, too.





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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: shanedar
Date: January 03, 2006 09:54PM
Thanks for the info. Wild looking machine.

Shane
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: January 03, 2006 09:55PM
They were ugly as heck, but they continue to be good computers.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 03, 2006 10:35PM
EDU only, first translucent Mac.
Info from MacTracker.:

Power Macintosh G3 (All-in-One)
Codename: "Artemis"
Introduced: April 1998
Discontinued: January 1999
Machine ID: 510
Model Number: n/a
Support Status: Vintage
Processor: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Processor Speed: 233 or 266 MHz
Cache: 64 KB L1, 512 (1:2) L2
System Bus: 66 MHz
Hard Drive: 4 or 6 GB
Media: 24x CD-ROM, 1.44 MB Floppy, Optional Zip
Peripherals: AppleDesign Keyboard and ADB Mouse II
Weight and Dimensions (US): 59.5 lbs., 19.92" H x 16.08" W x 18" D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 27 kg, 50.6 cm H x 40.8 cm W x 45.7 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 8.0
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.2.8
Hardware Test: Not Supported
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 768 MB (Actual) 384 MB (Apple)
Type of RAM Slots: 3 - PC66 3.3v, unbuffered, 8-byte, x64 non-parity 168-pin SDRAM (Low Profile)
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Graphics Card: ATI 3D Rage II+DVD or ATI 3D Rage Pro-PCI
ATI Card Model: ATY,GT-C (Rage Pro)
Graphics Memory: 2 - 6 MB
Built-in Display: 15" RBG
Display Connection: DB-15
Expansion Slots: 3 - PCI, 1 - PERCH
Expansion Bays: None
Hard Drive Bus: ATA-2 and SCSI
Large Drive Support: No (Maximum of 128 GB per drive)
Backup Battery: 922-4542 (3.6-3.9 V Lithium)
Max Watts: 300 W
AirPort: None
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10BaseT
Modem: Optional 56k
ADB: 1
Serial: 2
SCSI: DB-25
USB: None
FireWire: None
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, Built-in microphone (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 3 - 3.5-mm analog output jacks, Built-in speaker (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
History: The G3 All-in-One built on the success of previous built-in monitor models. The AIO was the first Built-to-Order All-in-One Mac, and was available only in educational markets. It was based on the same motherboard as its big brother, the PowerMac G3 (Desktop/Mini-Tower), and had a built-in 15" monitor. The 233 MHz Configuration started for $1599 U.S., and the 266 MHz Configuration, which included video input and output, sold for several hundred dollars more.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: Phy
Date: January 03, 2006 10:35PM
My school still has a couple-- plugging away, taking kid-abuse in their strides.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: January 03, 2006 10:43PM
I was just reading the specs that I posted, 59.5 POUNDS!!

The damn G5 tower only weighs 39.5 pounds.

The Artemis must've been made with lead!

BGnR
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 03, 2006 10:43PM
I've got 4-5 at the school I work for...
Very un-troublesome.
Ugly, but reliable.

I've always suspected that The Great Steve saw a "Molar" G3, and thus spake; "squish it down a little and put a snazzier case on it... and add that USB bus that the geek over there in the grey t-shirt was talking about...... Make it so.. NOW!".
And thus was born the iMac....

Just a theory.






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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 03, 2006 11:20PM
It's essentially a beige G3 desktop paired with a 15" CRT display.

Yeah, pretty heavy, but a decent machine at the time. No doubt that it was the precursor to the original iMac.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: January 03, 2006 11:33PM
There's some teachers at my school that currently use one.

I myself have used them.



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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 04, 2006 12:12AM
microchip13 Wrote:
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> There's some teachers at my school that currently
> use one.

HA! Nothing but the best for our nations educators... Well, there are worse computers out there to get stuck with I suppose.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: ajakeski
Date: January 04, 2006 04:51AM
It has PCI slots.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 04, 2006 08:04AM
My schools (kids) have molars, iMac G3/G4, and eMacs all over the place.
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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: January 04, 2006 08:59AM
I helped someone move one once. I would have guessed closer to 100 lbs.



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Re: Ever seen this Mac?
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: January 04, 2006 09:54AM
I have one in my storage room.

I'd be using it for something, but it has some issues in the CRT side. (Something along the lines of a short in the flyback transformer, huge cracking sounds, screen will jump, makes me think it's just a wee bit unsafe to use, so I don't use it).
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