Picked up a new toy today

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xsivforce, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Was goofing off at a flea market and came across an Apple PowerBook 160 with battery and power adapter. Works fine. Talked the guy to $20.

    Here are the original specs:
    Introduced October 19, 1992 at $2,430 <---- amazing
    Discontinued August 16, 1993
    System 7.1 to 7.6.1
    CPU: 25 MHz 68030
    ROM: 1 MB
    RAM: 4 MB, expandable to 14 MB using a special 85ns pseudostatic RAM card
    Display: 9.8" 4-bit 640x400 passive matrix
    40 MB, 80 MB, or 120 MB hard drive standard
    ADB port for keyboard and mouse
    DIN-8 serial ports on back of computer
    PowerBook SCSI connector on back of computer
    Proprietary modem slot
    Gestalt ID: 34
    Size (HxWxD): 2.25" x 11.25" x 9.3"
    Weight: 6.8 pounds

    Woohoo. Something new to play with.

    He also had an IBM notebook with a Pentium 75mhz for $65.
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Here's what it looks like.


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  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Now theres something that could hurt someone if thrown out a window.
     
  4. wahoo24jc

    wahoo24jc Guest

    Thats pretty sweet for $20. Nice Find!:D
     
  5. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    cool man
     
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Wow, what software does it have?

    Don't forget that Apple has MacOS 7.5.3 avalible free off ftp.apple.com if you need an OS disc

    JJB
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    btw, wasn't saying you wasted your cash, quite a bargain indeed. Just old laptops are absolutely huge by today's standards :)
     
  8. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I could have given you something new to play with, free ;) :D
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    So why are you charging me and Iceman ?
     
  10. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Ummm, because...ummm...I'll get back to you on that :p
     
  11. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Thanks for the info JJB6486. :) I will definately check that out. It has OS 7.1 with not many extras installed. Now Super Boomerang, Nisus Compact, Hypercard, Crystal Crazy among several games.



    [e]-Punk, I know what you are saying. The thing weighs almost 7 lbs. :eek: Lethal weapon. ;)
     
  12. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Cause I know how to do it right. ;)
     
  13. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Woah. I want one of those!
     
  14. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Who - EP or Iceman?

    xsivforce - quite a find :D - $20 - quite a steal!;)
     
  15. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I got a 286 for $15.00...:D
     
  16. cky

    cky Guest


    LOL it would probly kill them :p
     
  17. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    Damn, you got ripped off





    Hey CKY i love their music! i love 96 into bitter beings and flesh into gear and many others that i cant think of right now.
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Why can i never find things like this :D :p
     
  19. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I was wondering the same.
     
  20. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Something i wouldnt mind is something my sister recently discovered (someone in my family found something worthwhile, theres hope for me yet :D ) is an old Toshiba Sub-notebook, 1.6gb HD 16mb Ram 233 cpu i think, its a superb little machine, un-fortunately its a discontinued range and she wont let me get my grubby hands and a copy of NetBSD on it :D