Submitted by davintosh on November 13, 2005 - 12:00am
And it's mine! All mine!
This monster is the first computer that I worked on professionally. It was purchased by my employer back in 1989 or 1990, reportedly for around $40,000 (though I never saw the purchase order.) It is essentially a modded IIfx in a giant steel case with oodles of space for disk drives and cooling gear. I haven't weighed it, but it must tip the scales at well over 50lbs.
The Mac Plus is an excellent machine with an excellent design, but pretty as the case may be, it has one fault: it's made of plastic. And plastic simply isn't good enough for the army. The TPI-863, made by Techmatics Technologies, Inc., solved this problem for the military by recasing the Macintosh Plus in a steel case.