This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Rare Transparent Macintosh Se Hits Ebay: Get Out Your Checkbooks, Mac Fans

by Paul Strauss

For some reason, I always thought the first transparent computer Apple ever made was the original Bondi blue iMac. Well, it turns out that back in the late 1980s, a handful of Mac SE computers were made without any pigmentation, so you could see clear through them.


From what I can tell, only about 10 of these machines were ever made, and they lived within the walls of Apple. Now, if you’ve got deep enough pockets, you could be the proud owner of one of these extreme rarities. Apparently, these machines were built for the Macintosh R&D team at Apple to verify the placement of internal components, and never were intended for production.


This particular see-through Mac SE is being offered over on eBay with a starting bid of a whopping $25,000 (USD). For that price, you could buy a pretty nice car. Or 50 iPads. And this transparent Macintosh doesn’t even boot up properly. The guy selling it says it’ll boot off of the 800k floppy drive only. And being such a rarity, I’d doubt that cracking it open and fixing the hard drive would be good for its resale value.


Imagine if they had actually released this thing back when it was made. What if it came out and bombed? Would the transparent iMac have ever seen the light of day?

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Monrovia Animated Pokémon Invasion Leave it to the Movers Unicycle on a Chimney 95octane logo
Jaguar D-Type Sets British Car Record at Auction Ford RS Adrenaline Academy to Teach Focus RS Drivers on Track Tesla Model S P100D Does 0 to 60 in 2.5 Seconds Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Debuts, Already Sold Out mightymega logo
Blackbox H.R. Giger 1/6 Scale Action Figure Hot Toys Star Wars Stormtrooper Finn 1/6 Scale Action Figure Threezero Game of Thrones Sandor Clegane 1/6 Scale Action Figure William Shatner Apologizes for Star Trek V