HERE'S A LIST OF (ALMOST ALL OF OUR) MACS USED DAILY FROM 1996 – PRESENT
1996 MAC NUMBER ONE:
Macintosh Performa 6400/200
It all started here with a beige box.
Peripherals included: Apple Color StyleWriter, a 13" screen with built-in speakers. 16MB of RAM with a 2.4 GB hard drive.
200 MHz PowerPC 603e processor. Original retail price of £1620.00.
1998 MAC NUMBER TWO:
Power Macintosh G3
Another beige box.
Peripherals included: 23" CRT Monitor, CD Rom drive and 3.5" Floppy.
233 MHz PowerPC G3 processor. Original retail price of £1900.00.
2001 MAC NUMBER THREE:
Out and about with a SCSI terminator.
Peripherals included: Hot-swappable CD Rom drive and 3.5" Floppy. Maxed out with 192Mb RAM.
233 MHz PowerPC G3 processor. Original retail price of £2280.00.
2001 MAC NUMBER FOUR:
Where's the floppy?
Peripherals included: Worst. Mouse. Ever. Hockey-puck, useless.
333 MHz PowerPC G3 processor. Original retail price of £900.00.
2002 MAC NUMBER FIVE:
ZIP Drive anyone?
Peripherals included: Another terrible mouse and a transparent keyboard which filled with dirt within a week.
400 MHz PowerPC G3 processor. Original retail price of £2449.00.
2003 MAC NUMBER SIX:
A DVD re-writer replaced magnetic media.
Peripherals included: A redesigned mouse and keyboard that were even more transparent. Showed up lots of dirt. Optical mouse rather than mechanical though.
500 MHz PowerPC G4 processor. Original retail price of £2999.00.
2005 MAC NUMBER SEVEN:
It's just a screen.
Peripherals included: Terrible keyboard and mouse from the desktop G4.
2.0 GHz PowerPC G5 processor. Original retail price of £1280.00.
2006 MAC NUMBER EIGHT:
Peripherals included: Lovely new keyboard. Gigabit ethernet without any built-in wireless functionality.
2.0 GHz PowerPC G5 processors x2. Original retail price of £2560.00.
2009 MAC NUMBER NINE:
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 duo
First Intel based Mac purchase.
Peripherals included: A charger & a cloth to clean the screen.
64-bit 2.8 Ghz processor. Original retail price of £2190.00.
2013 MAC NUMBER TEN:
Why bother with a PowerMac?
Peripherals included: Wireless keyboard which was soon ditched for a wired-extended one.
3.8Ghz Core i7 processor. Original retail price of £2600.00.