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Old 02-06-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
mclbruce
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Originally Posted by benwiggy
I've often wondered whether advances in hardware -- transistor density, etc -- have made hardware more or less long-lived. In other words, is the simpler, basic kit more rugged than the precision stuff of today?

MacTracker says you could spend $2,000.00 on a Beige G3 when it was new - and that's with no screen. Imagine how reliable Apple could make a Mac mini today if they sold it for $2,000.00.
I do think different eras of Macs are more or less reliable than others, and that the beige G3 was one of the most reliable ones. Mac plus is another Mac that lasted a long time. The bubble iMacs seemed fragile, but the aluminum frame ones seem reliable.
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