Desktop Macs

As popular as notebooks have become, part of my brain still thinks “desktop” when I consider the Mac.

Apple’s Mouse: A History →
The point-and-click revolution.

A Few of My Favorite Apple Displays →
Over the last 37 years, Apple has shipped 46 different models of standalone display. I picked out some winners.

On the Lisa and Mac XL →
Sometimes, projects end by being unceremoniously buried in a landfill.

The Macintosh TV: The Worst of Both Worlds →
The Apple TV wasn’t Apple’s first major foray into television.

The 20th Anniversary Mac →
The 20th Anniversary Mac is perhaps the most unusual computer Apple has every shipped.

The Power Macintosh G3 All-in-One: Function Over Form →
The ugliest Mac has a special place in my heart, and in history.

The iMac G3 →
The computer that saved Apple shipped in 13 colors over five years. I own them all.

The Blue & White G3 →
A new design for what would become a workhorse.

The PowerMac G4 Line →
Seriously, how good do those QuickSilver cases still look?

The Power Mac G4 Cube →
Introduced in 2000, the Power Mac G4 Cube is still one of the most distinctive Macs ever sold.

iMac G4: Form, Meet Function →
Perhaps the most iconic computers of the 21st century.

The e is for Education →
The eMac G4 was a unique — but mostly forgettable — 2000s-era Macintosh, designed for the classroom.

The Lazarus Mac: Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors 2003) →
In 2003, Apple brought back a previous-generation Power Mac so print professionals could still boot into Mac OS 9.

A History of the Xserve: Apple’s One Rack Wonder →
It’s not really a desktop Mac, but rather, Apple’s one rack-mountable server.

The Mighty Power Mac G5 →
This tower was the last of its kind.

The Alpha Xenon Development Kit →
This tower was the last of its kind.

The Apple Developer Transition Kit →
When Microsoft created the Xbox 360, it did so on the back of custom Power Mac G5s.

The Cheese Grater Mac Pro →
From 2006 to 2013, Apple sold a flexible, expandable, powerful desktop computer. Imagine that.

The Mac mini Family Tree →
Way back in 2005, Steve Jobs introduced the BYODKM Mac. A lot has happened to the smallest Mac since then.

The Case of the Late-2012 iMacs →
A design for a lifetime, it would seem.

The 2013 Mac Pro, Five Years Later →
The 2013 Mac Pro is something pretty uncommon in terms of modern-day Apple: a high-profile failure.