it got the memories coming back to me of my Macs of years past. I think I remember seeing a thread about this a long time ago, but lets take another shot at it. It's nice to drudge up some old memories and see how far we've all come. A word of warning to the newer/younger Mac users out there...BEWARE...some of the specs you're about to hear may make you gasp. So with that in mind...
What was the first Mac that you remember owning?
Mine was a shiny new LC 475 that I got when I first started college (way back when...). Complete with a 25 Mhz processor, a 160 MB hard drive and 4 MB of RAM. Over the next couple of years I upgraded the RAM to 20 MB (huge!) and dropped in a 250 MB HD. I also got really fancy and bought one of the Apple add-on SCSI CD drives (complete with "the tray"). Add in a new Stylewriter 1200 and a 14" (I think?) color monitor and I was truly stylin'!
I loved the "sleek" design compared to my parents huge PC tower and the easy access to the guts of the machine. All you had to do was pop the back tabs and the whole top of the unit popped off. Really easy to drop in RAM or a new HD.
And speaking of my parents PC at the time...they had one that was manufactured by Canon (yes, the camera people). That was right around the time when every company on the planet seemed to be coming out with some kind of PC to grab a slice of the market. Then one by one they all dropped out (and for good reason, the "Canon" PC was a pile of garbage).
I later upgraded to the new Performa 630. It was a nice bump up and gave me native PowerPC support (plus a built in CD drive...no more tray!) but I will always has a soft spot in my heart for the LC 475. In fact...I picked one up a couple of years ago and still have it sitting my closet (much to the dismay of my girlfriend). It's nice to fire it up every now and then just to see how far we've come.