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Mac Classic

Postby caluser2000 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:51 am

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 240383.htm
Quite ironic really.

Had one of these at work iirc doing DTP, amending RNZAF servicing manuals, with an external 17" monitor attached.
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Re: Mac Classic

Postby Gibsaw on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:39 am

How? The "Power R" add-on?
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Re: Mac Classic

Postby caluser2000 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:23 am

Not sure. But there was box that sat underneath the thing. Wasn't particulaly interested in Macs at the time. I remember it was networked. I could have got the monitor size wrong but it seemed huge compared to the built-in one.

The rest of the machines were Compaq 286 Deskpros for pain text work using WordStar 2000. Despite these advancements we were still using miles of invisible to put the pages together. Real "cut n paste" if you know what I mean.

One of my co-workers had an Amstrad with those 3" fdds. We use to play games on it in our lunch sessions.
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Re: Mac Classic

Postby Carcenomy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:22 pm

I'm more disturbed that someone paid $100 for a clearly dead Classic. The Classic is like the Amiga 500 of 68k Macs...
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Re: Mac Classic

Postby mrad01 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:15 pm

Carcenomy wrote:I'm more disturbed that someone paid $100 for a clearly dead Classic. The Classic is like the Amiga 500 of 68k Macs...


It's the most uncollectable of all the classic Macs. Nothing going for it at all.

You'd want a 128, SE/30, Plus, 512 or SE well before looking at the Classic or Classic II

Maybe the buyer isn't a collector - or already has all of the above.
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Re: Mac Classic

Postby caluser2000 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:25 pm

I'd imagine it would really depend on what the buyer is trying to achieve. If it's just to have an all-in-one Mac in his/her collection "bingo" task achieved! Bonus-faster, internal hdd on high end ones, backwards compatible with existing software base and reads read/ writes a variety of diskette formats.

Nice breakdown on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Classic Cool that it's got System OS 6.0.3 in ROM.
Would sit nicely next to an Amiga A600.
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Re: Mac Classic

Postby acsi on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:05 pm

He purchased 2 dead Vic20's and 3 dead QL's of me last week.

I think he just likes getting them going again.
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