Transparent Mac SE/30


The most beautiful Mac ever? No, but it's a close thing!

How do you make sure all the parts fit correctly in a new design? You test "shoot" the mold with clear plastic before the mold is textured.

At Apple, some of these test shots were built until finished and given to key team members as awards for a job well done.

You may still buy a nice poster.

After much research I have learned that no more than 10 of these clear Macs were ever built.

Source [Charlie Springer via Gadget Lab and Retrothing]

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3 Responses to Transparent Mac SE/30

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    Not even into ’em and it’s STILL great.

  2. pewma says:


    So I guess these are still the most expensive desktops?

  3. dculberson says:

    So cool. I still have an SE/30 in the basement.. can’t bring myself to get rid of it yet.

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