On Using a Quadra 700 in 2020 →

Chris Wilkinson, writing at Ars:

There’s something intangible about these old computers that makes them a pure joy to use, limitations and all. At its worst, the Quadra 700 is a vehicle for unbridled retro gaming and a fun nostalgic afternoon. At best, it’s potentially the clear frontrunner for some workflows, such as distraction-free writing and basic image retouching.

I would never go as far to say that the Quadra 700 should have a place on your desk. But step back, for just a moment, and appreciate these old computers for more than the sum of their parts. You may be surprised by what you find.