it's not a classic, but it was feeling rather left out,
and as this machine does all of my work, it really deserves
a mention. My PowerMac7300/180 is my all time favorite
investment. It was my first workhorse machine, and it
still is quite fast, even compared to other 604e machines
with higher MHz designations. The 7300/180 was not around
for very long--- the G3 came out in September (or August)
of 1997, just four months after I bought my 7300. It
has 144MB of RAM at the moment. I have another 64MB
DIMM to put in it, but it needs a twin DIMM due to the
problems I had with getting DIMMs from two different
companies to work together nicely. I am an Infini-D
rendering junkie, so going without my RAM last summer
(1998) was not a good experience. I'm glad to have this
machine working wonderfully again (no crashes since
I installed my new RAM).
- As of October 2001, this machine has been relegated
to web surfing, printing and scanning nearly exclusively.
I added a second 2GB drive, and some spare DIMMs to
bring it up to 160MB of RAM (it would have been more
but it has 2 blown RAM slots). This is still a fun machine
to pley with.