Matt's Vintage Stuff

Twentieth Anniversary Mac (TAM) in near perfect condition, extremely rare

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I bought this for well over £5k in 97 and had it hand delivered and installed. I never really ever used it and it has been in storage for the last 15 years too so it's virtually perfect with little or no signs of wear. Main parts are all there. I am missing the modem and remote I think. Definitely original outer box. I might re-find the manual however assume not. I saw it when I was moving but can't locate it currently. Main thing is the computer itself is probably in better condition that any other available on the market today. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Anniversary Macintosh or TAM was a limited edition personal computer released in 1997 in celebration of the company's 20th birthday.
With a MSRP of $7,499 USD, this was considered an Executive's Computer. Apple manufactured 12,000 TAMs, with a release run of 11,601.
the remaining 399 were kept by Apple for use as spare parts.
The Tam has a fairly thick "umbilical" cable connects the base unit to the head unit, supplying both power, and communications for the subwoofer. the umbilical
connects to the base unit via multi-pin connector, which is the possible cause of the TAMs one major known fault, the "speaker Buzz".
The Tam featured a 250 MHz PowerPC 603e processor and 12.1" active matrix LCD powered by an ATI 3D RangeII video chipset with 2MG of VRAM
capable of displaying up to 16bit color at 800x600 or 640x480 pixels. It has vertically mounted 4x SCSI CD-ROM and an Apple floppy Superdrive,
a 2GB ATA hard drive, a TV/FM turner, an S-Video card and a custom made Bose sound system, including two "Jewel" speakers and subwoofer built into
the externally located power supply "Base unit".
The TAM also came with a unique 75 key ADB keyboard which featured leather palm rests and a trackpad instead of a mouse. The trackpad could be detached
from the keyboard id desired, with a small leather insert found underneath the keyboard ready to fill the gap. When not required, the keyboard could slide under
the TAMs head unit, leaving the trackpad exposed for continued access. The TAM also came with a remote control (standard with the Apple TV/FM Tuner Card)
but also featured buttons on the front panel that could control sound levels, CD playback, brightness, contrast and TV mode. the pre-installed operating system.
was specialized version of system 7.6.1.
Expandability was offered via a 7 inch PCI slot and Apple Communication slot II for the addition of Ethernet. Later G3 upgrade options offered by Sonnet and Newer
Technologies made use of the TAM's Level II Cache slot, which allow the computer to reach speeds of up to 500MHz. All of these options come at a price of
the TAM's slim profile. the back must be removed, and replaced with an (included) "hunchback" cover that adds several inches to the depth of the machine.
One last unique feature of the TAM greeted owners when they turned the computer on, a special start-up chime used only by the TAM.

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