While we wait for Think Secret to finally get the MacBooks right, Chris Seibold from Apple Matters offers us a tour of the 5 best and 5 worst Macs (so far, of course). Here’s a little summary: The 5 best: – PowerBook G4: The titanium and aluminium finish of the latest models gives it an extraordinary look, and the long-lasting (forcefully) G4 has given it power all these years. Apple Laser Writer: Thanks to this, Apple finally proved what it meant to say, “What You See Is What You Get” in a print. Okay, it’s not a Mac, but it’s from Apple and it was very successful…- Mac II: Thanks to its expansion capabilities and for bringing color to the Macintosh world…- Original Mac: Its design and approach as a computer helped resurrect Apple…- Original Mac: The first computer with a graphic interface, which laid the foundation for today’s computing.
The 5 worst: – Original Mac: Multiple memory failures, expensive, a single disk drive made copies between them tedious, no expansion capabilities…- Portable Mac: “Portable” means that it can be carried from one place to another (but with a lot of effort), screen without light and (always according to Seibold) without any other use than as a blunt weapon. PowerBook 5300: If it hadn’t been for the fact that its batteries sometimes exploded, it would have been a good computer…- Mac classic: A 4-year old computer in a redesigned case…- Any Mac with “Performa” as its name: Huge design flaws contained in a bunch of models with strange names…