Vintage computers

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  1. scifan57

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    My iBook G3 Clamshell from 1999. I’ve spent a good part of the last two days wiping the hard drive and reinstalling the operating system and various updates. The hard drive is only 6gb, which was adequate for the time.
    It was introduced at a price of $1,599.00, which was cheap for a laptop at the time.
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    Here’s what’s under the keyboard. The card with the white label and barcodes is the AirPort card which enabled 802.11b WiFi for up to 11mbps data transfer speeds. This card was an optional extra at a cost of $99.00.
    Under the perforated metal shield at the bottom of the photo is the hard drive. Unfortunately replacement of this hard drive requires an almost complete disassembly of the computer.
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    I had a tangerine one. Loved it, though it did get an occational odd look from people; especially if they caught me carying it by it’s handle.
     
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    Wow I never seen that before.
     
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    It was the only Apple laptop with a carrying handle.
    Did yours have the 3 or 6gb hard drive?.
    I’ve owned mine since Friday.
     
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    It was the first Apple laptop, and one of the first in the world, with built in WiFi.
     
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    I honestly don’t remember. Probably 3GB. That was a lot back then.
     
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    There were earlier Apple laptops. Lots of them. PowerBook - Wikipedia
     
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    I meant it was the first Apple laptop with built in WiFi, not the first Apple laptop.
     
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    Oops. I misunderstood.
     

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