The 12 weirdest and rarest Macs ever made #Apple #VintageComputing @arstechnica

Forty years ago today, Apple released the first Macintosh. Since that fateful day in 1984, Apple has released hundreds of Mac models that run the gamut from amazing to strange. Ars Technica thought it would be fun to comb through history and pull out the rarest and most unusual production Mac models ever made—including one from another company.

Each machine listed was manufactured and sold to the public—no prototypes. The computers highlight not only Apple’s innovative spirit but also its willingness to take risks and experiment with design and functionality. It’s worth noting that what is “weird” in this case is a matter of opinion, so you might have your own personal picks that they missed.

  1. Macintosh XL (1985)
  2. Macintosh Portable (1989)
  3. JLPGA PowerBook 170 (1992)
  4. Macintosh Color Classic II (1993)
  5. Macintosh TV (1993)
  6. PowerBook 550c (1995)
  7. Pioneer Multimedia Personal Computer MPC-GX1 (1995)
  8. Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (1997)
  9. Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One (1998)
  10. Power Macintosh G4 Cube (2000)
  11. Flower Power and Blue Dalmatian iMacs (2001)
  12. Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Read more in Ars Technica here.


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