Today, we’re celebrating the Mac’s 40th birthday with a couple of questions for you: What was your first Mac? What is your favorite Mac?
Be sure to check out our Mac retrospective and drop us a comment with your replies below. In the meantime, I’ll start things off.
The first Mac I used was likely a Macintosh II in my school library. The first one that really opened my eyes to the beauty of the Macintosh System were likely a pair of Performas in my 4th grade homeroom. They were running System 7 and our teach rewarded us for good behavior and grades with an hour on these machines creating short stories, painting, or playing games. I relished those hours on the Mac and never forgot them.
The first Mac I bought with my own money, however, was the polycarbonate white 2006 MacBook running Tiger. Lots of fond memories with that machine, chief of which was installing Snow Leopard on launch day.
Today, I’m rocking a 2023 15″ MacBook Air in Midnight and it is by far my favorite Mac that I’ve ever owned. The combination of screen size, weight, and the power of the base M2 are a perfect mix. And I’m of the persuasion that Midnight is the best color Apple has put on a Mac yet.
So, what are your first and favorite Macs? We’d love to hear your Mac stories. Fill us in below.