The Ultimate Mac Portable Mod (Video)

Posted in Mac, Miscellaneous on 19/11/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill


In terms of preserving the original product, this is the perfect mod. Patrick Blampied of Ultimate Hipster Tech (via Cult of Mac) has gutted a retro Macintosh Portable, inserted the hardware of an NB100 netbook into it, and somehow got OS X running. The end result is an awesome mod that looks just like the original.

Originally introduced for a whopping $6,500 back in 1989, the Mac portable is bulky by today’s standards, however with OS X on it looks cool, not to mention that the keyboard has been completely re soldered to work with OS X and the original mouse also works (even though it’s now a laser mouse).

The whole thing is powered by a cordless drill battery, and a whole lot of soldering and fiddly work must have gone in to it. Hats off for a great mod!


Henry Taylor-Gill

Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.