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NeXTStation Turbo Color: 1993
The top of the NeXT line were the lovely, and outrageous expensive workstations. I, Unix guy that I was, had one. I loved this machine.
I eventually ended up trading mine to an ISP senior engineer for a T1 installation and three free months of, for the time, a blazing fast 1.54 Mbps Internet connection. I should have kept the NeXTStation.
Mac Centris 650: 1993
By the early 90s, Macs had become the go-to desktop publishing and design platform. Writer and editor Alyson Behr said that her first Mac "was the Macintosh Centris 650 that I used as a Creative Director to design magazine logos, feature spreads, etc. [I] also designed corporate logos, point of purchase campaigns. Photoshop v1, Illustrator and Quark early iterations were my tools."
She was in good company. Many others were using Macs with the exact same software for the exact same purposes. That wasn't enough to keep Apple afloat.
Power Computing Mac Clone: 1997
While Jobs was still out in the wilderness of NeXT, Apple decided to let other vendors make their own Mac clones. I reviewed many of these and I wasn't very impressed.
These rather drab devices did have one advantage: They were far cheaper than Apple Macs and they were very popular in their brief day. Once Jobs was back in the saddle, he killed the Mac clone business as fast as possible.