For Sale: The Mac That Built Cork'd [SALE IS OVER]

It’s that time of year again! That’s right, I’m cleaning house a bit and selling some hardware.

Please go ahead and buy all of these right now. Don’t make me have to put them on eBay. I’m serious about this. Don’t make me.

For your consideration, there are three computers and a handful of accessories on the chopping-block:

Aluminum 15” PowerBook [SOLD]

First up, none other than the machine I used to build Cork’d! It may not be cutting edge, but it’s still a reliable work-horse.

  • Aluminum PowerBook 15”
  • 1.5 Ghz PowerPC G4
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 80GB Hard Drive
  • 1280×854 Resolution
  • Firewire 400, 800
  • Bluetooth, Airport 801.11g
  • Full-size DVI-out and S-Video for second screen/HDTV
  • Internal modem
  • Combo Drive
  • Lighted keyboard
  • Two (count em!) batteries

Something I really loved about this machine: it never gets hot and I can’t recall ever hearing its fans spin up.

Here’s Apple History’s page for this machine.

I’m asking $750, but I’m open to offers. I’m flexible.

Mac mini 1.42 Ghz [SOLD]

This was the last mini made before the switch to Intel, which means that it can run all native Cocoa apps! Isn’t that cool? You should buy it, you know you want to.

  • Mac mini
  • 1.42 Ghz
  • 1GB RAM
  • Bluetooth/Airport 802.11g
  • 80GB Hard Drive
  • Combo drive

This Mac mini is so totally awesome, I can’t believe I’m only asking $450 for it, but you know, I’d probably take even less for ready-money. Are you ready to play ball here? I double-dare you.

Here’s Apple History’s page for this machine.

Mac mini 1.25 Ghz [SOLD]

This is the very first Mac mini ever made or sold. In fact, I stood outside the Apple Store in the Millennia Mall to get it the morning they were released (as pictured here).

  • Mac mini
  • 1.25 Ghz
  • 512MB RAM
  • 40GB Hard Drive
  • Internal Modem
  • Combo drive

This Mac is really a piece of Apple (and American) history. It’s a steal at $350, but who knows how low you could get me to go on this one. You think you’re ready to haggle? You look yellow to me.

Here’s Apple History’s page for this machine.

Lacie DVD Burner [SOLD]

So you may be saying to yourself, these machines don’t have a DVD writer! Well, that’s because I bought a really nice, top-quality external DVD burner to go with them. This way, whatever machine I’m on, I can plug in and burn. Plus iMovie and iDVD see it as a “friendly” burner and let you plug in and go (USB, USB2, and Firewire).

Pretty cool, eh? You can be this cool too if you buy the burner.

I’m asking $75, but I could probably sell it for less if you bought one of the above machines.

You can see the info page for the drive on Newegg, which is where I got it.

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