The Macintosh Quadra 800 (Apple Workgroup Server 80) is a personal computer that is a part of Apple Computer’s Quadra series of Macintosh computers.
Introduced in February 1993 alongside the first Macintosh Centris models, it was the first totally new Quadra model since the original Quadras, the 700 and the 950. It was positioned below the 950 (and the previous midrange Quadra, the 700, was discontinued shortly after the 800’s introduction).
The Mac, short for Macintosh (its official name until 1999), is a family of personal computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The product lineup includes the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, as well as the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Studio and Mac Pro desktops. Macs are sold with the macOS operating system.
The first Mac was released in 1984, and was advertised with the highly acclaimed “1984” ad. After a period of initial success, the Mac languished in the 1990s until the 1996 acquisition of NeXT brought Steve Jobs back to Apple. Jobs oversaw the release of many successful products, unveiled the modern Mac OS X, completed the 2005-06 Intel transition, and brought features from the iPhone back to the Mac.
After Tim Cook replaced Jobs as CEO, the Mac underwent a period of neglect, but was later reinvigorated with the introduction of popular high-end Macs and the Apple silicon transition, which brought the Mac to the same ARM architecture as iOS devices.