Hi all, we've had threads about "which compact is the best?" before, but I'm wondering if we can have a thread specifically about the vintage Mac that needs no introduction: the SE/30.
It gets a lot of love, and seems to be most appealing and valuable out of all the compacts. People want this thing. But why? What makes it such a desirable model, and, more importantly, does it live up to the hype?
I own an SE/30, and personally, I have found it to be a fantastic little computer that presents enormous tinkering possibilities. Doing a full restore on an SE/30 is just the beginning of the road; once you've it running nice and stable, the upgrade possibilities are endless. And that, I believe, is what makes it such an alluring little machine. It's relatively powerful to begin with, and can only grow stronger the longer you own it.
That being said, the SE/30 is my first compact. The other compacts may be equally or even more charming. A lot of what I love about it—the sharp little black and white screen, classic MacOS vibes, the way it's small enough to sit unobtrusively on the corner of your desk—also applies to the rest of the compact line. So am I in love with the SE/30, or with compact macs in general?
Curious to hear from those who have had lots of compacts for a hopefully objective conversation.