[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Macintosh Portable

September 21st, 2009 by Benj Edwards

First Macintosh Portable Ad - 1989You can’t be your best if you don’t eat a good breakfast.

Twenty years ago yesterday, Apple released the Macintosh Portable — the first battery-powered portable Mac. I say “battery powered” because in some sense the first compact Macs were very portable in their own way, but they were designed to be plugged into a wall.

Here’s the first advertisement for the Mac Portable (that I know of). Apologies for the giant crease down the center, but it was a two page ad. Just for the record: I hate scanning split-page ads. It makes you wonder why any ad designer would want the product they’re showcasing to be cleft in two by the folds of a magazine, distorting the image of the product in question. But oh well.

By the way, I’ve taken apart a Macintosh Portable in honor of this anniversary over at Technologizer (you’ll see another post about this soon).

[ From MacUser, November 1989 ]

Discussion topic of the week: What’s your favorite Macintosh laptop/notebook/portable of all time?

One Response to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Macintosh Portable”

  1. Cody Says:

    10 hour battery life? Amazing …

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