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I would have to say the Apple II, even though it's not really a Mac (But neither is Lisa, which was mentioned above). That machine was a godsend for our public school system, even years after Apple stopped selling them. It gave many kids (and myself) our first exposure to computers. It could withstand the beatings dished out by grade schoolers and could be connected to standard TVs. The insides were not difficult to work with and you could easily swap parts around if needed. If I had to pick the most influential computer of the early PC age, I would have a hard time picking between the Apple II and Commodore 64. The IBM PC and its clones were just too expensive and didn't catch on until far later. Without the II there never would have been a Mac or Lisa.

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I'd have to say the G4 Cube. It was simply perfect!


+1 for the cube! :)

I hear a lot of talk around these parts of the need for an expandable micro desktop. I think Apple should resurrect the cube. Think about it. It would be just like the mini but with a desktop sized hard drive and dedicated graphics card. All of which would be easily accessible to users.

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I'd have to say the G4 Cube. It was simply perfect!

I agree with you, only if they continue the line with better processors, graphic cards etc.

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Yep I agree with the cube too!
It was just an amazing design, there was no noise!
If Apple would build a Cube with an Intel processor I would buy it!

I love my cube (hm ok a bit modded; Geforce 6200, 1 GB Ram, Sonnet 800 Mhz CPU) :) and never would give it away!!


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I'm gonna go with the G4 cube, the lamp iMac G4, and the Macbook. If Apple came out with a Conroe cube with good graphics for the price of an imac I'd buy it the next day.

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add another vote for the apple G4 powermac cube! ;)

altho there were only 148,000 that rolled off the production line, its the most beautiful apple in my eyes :D

i feel lucky, i got a whole bunch of them last december :P (2 working and 4 cases)

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add another vote for the apple G4 powermac cube! ;)

altho there were only 148,000 that rolled off the production line, its the most beautiful apple in my eyes :P

i feel lucky, i got a whole bunch of them last december :P (2 working and 4 cases)


drop somethin like a p4 up in one of those :D

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drop somethin like a p4 up in one of those ;)


the project core2duo cubed teaser (link in my sig) is me dropping a 2ghz core2duo into one :D
much much faster than a p4 :P

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the project core2duo cubed teaser (link in my sig) is me dropping a 2ghz core2duo into one ;)
much much faster than a p4 :D

lol just a little bit..... and im still on biosmodding! lol good project though!

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my last reply was way off topic, so the most influential mac...

the original iMac. The revision A iMac, Bondi Blue, 233 Mhz PowerPC 750 (G3). It gave people a cheap, powerful mac at a decent price, and it looked nice. for the first time in computer history (1999) a computer wasnt beige or black, it was semi-translucent blue and white.

the greatest... cant say. apple is always getting better, so the greatest mac is always changing.

but the (two) coolest and most classic looking i can think of: The Cube and the G4 iMacs (the one with the round white base and movable screen)

when my dad worked for a manhattan graphics firm way back when, they were the first to get cubes, and they were absolutely the coolest things i had ever seen. truly a work of technological art.

the second gen G4 iMacs are another favorite, but for no main reason. they just looked cool. (i think they introduced the "angelic" white weve all come to know and love on these models.)

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the imac g4s are fun ( i played tuxracer on one last time i was supposed to be taking a french test). i would love to see apple bring back one like that. i am going to make a c2d imac g4 thing when i build up my funds again.

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the best thing which Apple makes is OSX.

the greates mac for me is G4 cube - there is no analogs in the world !!

but it's not the best selling product - it's an uncommon product.
i'll be glad to have modern model like old cube.

also the best designed mac is a Job's lamp (iMac G4).

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another one for the cube, i think they are super cool.
But that said im a huge fan of the Blue and White G3, it was powerful, expandable with normal pc components, that fantastic case that folded open, had firewire and usb so it holds its own even today. And runs from OS 8 through to 10.4 and 10.5 with some coaxing. truely amazing considering its from 99. mine is still going strong today. and it looked so slick compared to the market at the time.

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A g4 cube is actually on display at the new york museum of modern art, it is just that good looking!

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The Imac G3.... its the reason apple is still around to day :thumbsup_anim: we sould all worship it hehe
the lamp iMac G4 is het only mac i have never owned but its so nice i deam about owning one
the quicksilver G4 design is what i like the moost. :star_smile:

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Personally, I like the iMac G5/C(2)D as it is just an amazing piece of engineering.
They have a huge widescreen moniter, a webcam, and a powerful computer all in such a tiny foot print

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Definitely the cube. I can see how it would be hard to argue otherwise.

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Definitely the cube. I can see how it would be hard to argue otherwise.

Poor pricing and sales, which is what did the cube in. I think Apple could re-release something similar today and it would be more in the imac price range than powermac/mac pro though. People would definitely buy it at $1000-1500 I think.

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Poor pricing and sales, which is what did the cube in. I think Apple could re-release something similar today and it would be more in the imac price range than powermac/mac pro though. People would definitely buy it at $1000-1500 I think.


Well, pricing and sales have nothing to do with the actual computer itself, you know what I mean? It failed not because it wasn't a great computer - it was, it is by far the most cost-effective easily customizable mac that has ever been released, even today. But that's what made it so great, you know?

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OSX86, because I would not be using this macbook if I never tried OSX86.





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