Macintosh Portable vs iPad 2
Here is what 22 years does to Apple’s portable lineup; the Macintosh Portable was released in 1989, the iPad 2 is 2011 and oozes modernity. Here’s some fun statistics:
- 16Mhz CPU
- 1MB of RAM (expandable to 5MB!)
- 9.8″ Black & White display with 640×400 resolution
- Starting at $6500, or $7300 with a 40MB hard drive
Compare this with the iPad 2 specs: dual core 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 10″ touch screen, 1.2lbs, for $499… what a difference two decades makes huh?
If you want this setup yourself, availability of iPad 2 is very strained and most stores are sold out, but I did see a Macintosh Portable on eBay for a reasonable $75!
I enjoy retro Apple stuff and I love the iPad, so this picture is right up my ally. The white iPad 2 looks great doesn’t it? These pictures come to us via MacRumors forums, thanks for sending this in Jeff!