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 Topic: Dan's List of the Best (and Worst) Macs (Page 1 of 3)
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  dpaanlka (Profile)
  1024 MB
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:22 pm
All-Around Best Buy:

Macintosh Quadra 630 / LC 630 / Performa 630
Power Macintosh 6500
Power Macintosh 8600


PowerBook 1400c/166
PowerBook 3400c/240
PowerBook 540c


Power Macintosh 5500
Macintosh LC 580
Macintosh Color Classic II
Macintosh Classic II
Macintosh SE/30

Speed Demon:

Power Macintosh 9600
Macintosh Quadra 840av

Low Profile:

Power Macintosh 6100/66av
Macintosh Performa 6360
Macintosh Quadra 605 / Performa 475

Coolness Factor:

PowerBook Duo 2300c + Duo Dock II
Macintosh Color Classic II
TAM (Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh)
Workgroup Server 9150 (PowerPC Mac in Quadra 900 Case)
Mac TV

What to Avoid:
The original Color Classic.
Any 5200 (the 75mhz version is definitely the worst Macintosh ever made).
Any 5300 (both the desktop and the PowerBook).
Any 6200.
Any 6300 except the 6360.
Any 7200 except the 7220.
The original Mac LC.
The original Mac LC's successor, the LC II.
Any PowerBook 190.
Come to think of it, any PowerBook 100 series.
The PowerBook 520.
The 117mhz PowerBook 1400 (unless you plan to put a G3 in).
  BobWoodshed (Profile)
  16 MB
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:06 pm
Most Resistant to Beer Spillage

LC III (at least from what I've tested)
  cballero (Profile)
  16 MB
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:36 pm
Macs and beers, now that's quite a combination (as long as you don't mix them) now that's what I call funny! Smile

BTW, good list Dan........I also liked the 6400, a close cousin to the 6500 (I had both).
  Old Mac Geezer (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:23 am
You excluded the 7220 from the list of Macs to avoid??
  Old Mac Geezer (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:33 am
Oh, I also don't see how the LC580 gets on the all in one list but the 575 doesn't. The monitor used in the 580 is junk compared to the one in the 575.
  wall (Profile)
  256 MB
Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:40 am
Oooo, this is just a list and as such could help first time buyers plenty. But I do have a 7200 and with the Sonnet 400Mhz g3 it is quite mighty, cheap to buy and fun to use.

wall a.k.a The Defender Of The Holy 7200
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