[NTLK] Off Topic: Macintosh SE/30 - to buy or not to buy?

arceeHS arceehs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 14:56:20 EDT 2012

Not from an Apple Elder (but not a Younger either):

The specs for the SE/30 are  ---->
1. The SE/30 wont run anything newer than SS 7.5.5. I read that Newton
Backup Utility works with SS 7.
2. What is an SE/30 Plus?
3. & 4. The SE/30 is a *very* popular Macintosh - on eBay $25 would be
considered a steal if it is any good at all. Even so, if you are looking
primarily for communication for your Newton there are far more capable
machines (newer, with built-in CD and even Internet capability) for
probably equal or less $. Think the PCI machines for example.


On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM, William Maloney <william.maloney.09 at cnu.edu
> wrote:

> Thinking about this one. The computer is about an hour away but its
> $25. Not sure what system is running on it. Few questions for the
> Apple elders:
> 1.) Would I be able to connect it to a Newton and use any software with it?
> 2.) Assuming this is a Macintosh SE/30 Plus, would it be able to read
> and write to Windoze Discs off the bat? Might use it for some word
> processing or something.
> 3.) What is the retail value of a working Mac SE/30
> 4.) Words of encouragement?
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