TIAH: Macs

Today in Apple history: Apple introduces ‘world’s fastest’ PowerBook

February 17, 1997: Apple launches the PowerBook 3400, a laptop the company claims is the fastest portable computer in the world. embroidery digitizing After a rough few years for the PowerBook, this model throws down the gauntlet to rivals. It packs a PowerPC 603e processor capable of running at speeds up to 240 MHz, depending on …

Today in Apple history: Pismo PowerBook is a multimedia powerhouse

February 16, 2000: Apple introduces the “Pismo” PowerBook, the best of its G3 laptops. In the view of many, it’s of Apple’s best laptops ever. The Pismo PowerBook is the first not to include the SCSI or Apple Desktop Bus connector. Instead, it utilizes USB and Apple’s Emmy award-winning FireWire. Optional AirPort wireless support, tremendous …

Today in Apple history: Mac mania sweeps magazine racks

February 13, 1984: The arrival of the first Macintosh is met with enormous amounts of excitement by the tech press, as epitomized by InfoWorld magazine. Given the pre-internet lead time delay with the print media, it takes a few weeks after the January 24 release of the Macintosh for the computer to appear in magazines. …

Today in Apple history: Mac Color Classic ditches monochrome

February 10, 1993: Apple launches the Macintosh Color Classic, the company’s first color compact Mac. As the first desktop Mac to offer an integrated color display, and the last U.S. Mac to offer the compact form factor, this model represents a landmark in the evolution of the Macintosh. A Color Classic unit also happens to …