When I was a Freshman at UMaine Orono, I decided that the old Apple LCII was pretty much the coolest computer ever made and that I had to have one. Remember folks, this was the year 2003 and the LCII was ANCIENT. I found one on MacRumors.com that a member was selling and got it cheap. It worked well enough for a while, but it was slow and horribly out-dated. Then the motherboard started acting up. Now sometimes it will work and sometimes it won’t. About that time I realized I could re-power it with an old laptop as a parts doner (so that things would fit, this thing is only 2″ tall – they didn’t call it the “Pizza Box” for nothin’). I never got around to it and I still have the little guy hanging out in my upstairs closet.
Enter the year 2010:
Now I have options. The new Intel Atom/Nvidia Ion motherboards are really tiny, low power consumption and very small. So now I have a dream of an overclocked 2ghz Ion setup with 4gb of RAM, 40gb of SSD hd and a slimline DVD burner in that little LCII. By the time I actually do anything with it I’ll probably have motherboard options for 5x that speed. Or it’ll never happen at all. But it is an Idea for sure.