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 pièce de résistance? 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

-=[ Grant ]=-
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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". :)