# What's the largest Mac ever built?

On a side note, I calculated that 25 12" iBooks could fit inside the Quadra 900/950 case, and 52 could fit inside the Network Server 700 case.

On a side note, I calculated that 25 12" iBooks could fit inside the Quadra 900/950 case, and 52 could fit inside the Network Server 700 case.

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73member3,325memberWorkgroup server 9500 was probably the biggest cubic volume

and if we cheat the definition to include

non-contiguous physical hardwarethen you might make a case for some networked render farms acting as the "largest mac". any pixar or ilm folks like to comment on the number of processors they managed to gang?1,002member3,325membermethinks the pb100 was smaller than the japanese-only 2400 but we'd have to fold them origami style to really measure

and if we skip the monitor... the <a href="http://www.cupertino.de/data/ads/I_II/ad_apple_I_intro_l.jpg"; target="_blank">Apple I - only $666.66 with 4k of RAM</a>

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1,002member3,833memberQuadra 900/950, WGS 95/9150: 18.6" H x 8.9" W x 20.6" D, volume is 3410 cubic inches. There was no Workgroup Server 9500, or a workgroup server based on the PowerMac 9500. However, if you are referring to the PowerMac 9500, then here are its dimensions: 16.9" H x 7.7" W x 15.75" D, total volume is 2050 cubic inches. These are the dimensions for the Daystar Genesis: 21" H x 8.5" W x 22" D

Total volume is 3927 cubic inches. The PowerMac 9600 was 17.3" H x 9.7" W x 17.3" D, for a volume of 2903 cubic inches. Finally, the Umax SuperMac S900 is 17.25" H x 7" W x 17.5" D, for a volume of 2113 cubic inches.

Daystar Genesis: 3927 cubic inches

Quadra 900/950: 3410 cubic inches

PowerMac 9600: 2903 cubic inches

Umax SuperMac S900: 2113 cubic inches

PowerMac 9500: 2050

As for the smallest - the Newton is not included because it's not a Mac

PowerBook 100: 1.8" H x 11" W x 8.5" D, total volume 168.3 cubic inches

All Duos: 1.4" H x 10.9" W x 8.5" D, total volume 129.7 cubic inches

PowerBook 2400: 1.9" H x 10.5" W x 10.5" D, total volume 209.5 cubic inches

Dual-USB iBook: 1.35" H x 11.2" W x 9.1" D, total volume 137.6 cubic inches

PowerBook G4: 1" H x 13.4" W x 9.5" D, total volume 127.3 cubic inches

So the smallest Mac is the PowerBook G4, and the largest was the DayStar Genesis. Unless there's another desktop clone that's larger than the Genesis.

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nah, the Newton isn't a Macintosh. That's why he's called Newton.

Apple Computer, Inc,- The Computer ManufacturerMacintosh- The Computer they build (at the moment)Apple I- The Computer they started withNewton- The first Handheld (a.k.a. PDA)ok ?

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22,667memberThe Apple Network Servers were pretty damn big. The ANS 700 was a beast of a machine.

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nah, the Newton isn't a Macintosh. That's why he's called Newton.

Apple Computer, Inc,- The Computer ManufacturerMacintosh- The Computer they build (at the moment)Apple I- The Computer they started withNewton- The first Handheld (a.k.a. PDA)ok ?

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gee thanks... been a user since the original Apple II

luca didn't specify

volume, just said largest.similarly, once smallest was mentioned and cube (no powersupply or monitor considered, apparently) was proposed, i thought i'd extend the definition a bit to include cpu's with apple logos on 'em (in which case iPod might count).

if the criteria was purely

enclosure of a "Mac OS" boxthen the apple-history specs are probably correct (BeBox was mid-sized, and Outbacks were bigger than PB)now if we considered the end-to-end length of all IC traces... the new duals probably contain a greater absolute amount of "Mac" area (intestines and brains are HUGE if unfolded... more impressive numbers than 'packed' volume or mass)

and just ask those 14.1" iBook owners if the 12" iBook or the TiBook is "smaller". two answers.

some measurements say more than others

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