These machines are all great, but there’s one Mac that puts them to shame when it comes to being colorful.
Say hello to the JLPGA PowerBook 170:
There were only 500 of these made to commemorate the 1992 JLPGA golf tournament in Japan. The guts are a run-of-the-mill PowerBook 170,1 but the case is truly special. The blue body is completed with a white lid and base. The battery doors are red, as are the screen adjustment sliders. The hinges are bright yellow; rounding things out are the green feet.
These JLPGA machines go for a pretty penny when the pop up for sale. Currently, there is non-working example on eBay for a cool $7500. You could buy several 20th Anniversary Macs for that. While I’ll never be in the market to add this machine to my collection due to the price, any time I see a photo of the colorful PowerBook 170, I have to crack a smile.
- Apple really enjoyed tinkering with this machine. The company also released an all-white “10th Anniversary Mac” version in 1994. The only photo I’ve ever seen of it is on that Low End Mac page. ↩