It’s funny to think really, a kink or knot in history and things could have been very different. Quick History of iMac hire and Macbook Pro for hire. Had Mark Zuckerberg graduated Harvard and not gone on to find multibillion dollar Facebook, or had Yahoo instead of Google reigned supreme as Search Engine extraordinaire. However, perhaps the most terrifying thought is a world without the Mac Laptop. Bereft of that stylish, sleek, lightweight masterpiece of technology our lives could well look very different. However, today’s models weren’t born in a vacuem, they are simply the next step forward in Apple technology and Steve Job’s design. Quick History of iMac hire and Macbook Pro for hire
So, today, a decade on from the very first Mabook we take a look back at the Apple computers of yesteryear that brought us to where we are today.
1984 – Macintosh
The very first Mac computer which was introduced amidst much fanfare (and some could argue) pretentious advertising tactics. In fact, Job’s advertisement, which ran before the computer had been introduce and ran during the Super Bowl, had very little to do with actual computing. Really Jobs was selling a concept more than an actual piece of technology, and costing around $2,000 (around $5,000 today counting for inflation), it was far more than most could afford.
1989 – Mac Portable
The first portable computer, the Mac Portable actually sold pretty poorly. A far cry from the Macbooks we know and love today the Mac Portable featured a black and white LCD screen, a trackball for navigation and had 1MB of memory all contained in 16 pounds of plastic packaging (around 6 times heavier than today’s Macbook air.) Quick History of iMac hire and Macbook Pro for hire
1991- The PowerBook 100
The next step in portable computing, this laptop is the obvious granddaddy to the Macbooks we use today. Bringing in more than $1 billon in revenue in its first year, it eventually won recognition as one of the greatest computers of its era.
1998 – The iMac
Innovative, unique and daring the iMac symbolised Steve Job’s long awaited return to the head of Apple. Made from translucent “bondi blue” coloured plastic, and with all the wiring contained neatly within the display it was the most attractive computer, well….ever. In January 1999 the iMac range was expanded to include tangerine, lime, strawberry, blueberry and grape.
1999 – The iBook
The precursor to the modern Macbook, the clamshell iBook was an attractive addition to the Apple repertoire. The first Macbook to come with WiFi, the iBook was the first truly portable Apple solution, which was nicely complemented by an integrated carrying handle.
1999 – PowerMac G4
A slightly more sombre release, the Power Mac featured clean grey lines that have been clearly replicated in today’s Imacs.
2004 – iMac
Looking more like a display than a computer, the iMac 21.5″ and 27 ” has seen a number of revisions over the past decade, however its signature aesthetic has changed little from this initial design.
2006 – The Macbook
A decade ago the first Macbook was released, coming in black (for a few extra hundred dollars) its release sparked a trend that really has yet to end.
Now you know Quick History of iMac hire and Macbook Pro for hire. if you would like to any of these older models, unfortunately we aren’t really able to help you. However, if you have any queries regarding some brand spanking new Macs for hire, Macrentalcompany offer same day delivery for all Macbook Pros, iPhones and iPads for hire within the UK. Just give one of our operations a call on 0207 293 0447 to rent a mac today.