Mac flashback: Original InfoWorld review of the Mac Portable (10/23/1989)

"Apple claims that the Mac Portable suffers from no compromises. In our view, however, cost, weight, and size weigh against a state-of-the-art display, superior power supply and control, and full Mac functionality. The new portable in town may be heavy (16 pounds) and expensive ($6,500 and up) but its set of features give it an allure that many current Mac users will find hard to resist. After a few keystrokes, you may develop a bad case of the wannas for this lovable luggable."

[ For more Macintosh nostalgia, see our special report "Apple Macintosh at 30," including all the original reviews of the early Macintosh models, as well as Bill Gates' 1987 insights on the future of the Macintosh. ]

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