Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mac Geek Status Symbol on ebay.

Mint condition TAM, all original packaging: Six days left to go, 9 bids, up to $290 already...

...for what is, in essence, a Pentium I-class machine. Swoopy case design, though. And hand-stitched Italian glove leather palm rests. The Bose sound system kicks, too. Someone should go buy it.

The pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance? The trackpad is detachable, and its little cord spools into a recess on the underside of the keyboard. If you detach and deploy it, there's another little recess under the keyboard that contains a leather covered piece contoured to fill the gap left by the track pad. That's just ever so slick. Ten years later, and the machine still looks like a science fiction movie prop...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected." -- Steve Jobs

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." -- Steve Jobs

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Sebastian said...

The sound system on those is quite good. I used a TAM for a few weeks when they came out, and it was pretty nice. Very well designed.

I think they are a little flaky hardware wise, though, so watch out.

Tam said...

Mine's made a kickass bookshelf stereo for, like, four years now. Love it. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, admit it....you just like it for it's acronym!

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Tam said...

I'd buy it for that alone.

Also for its internal codename: "Spartacus". :)