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The Power Macintosh 5300/100 LC is an all-in-one desktop computer that was introduced by Apple Computer on August 28, 1995. It was also released in consumer configurations as the Macintosh Performa 5300CD to 5320CD.

Features[]

The 5300 LC is virtually identical to the Power Macintosh 5260/100 except that it came with 16 MB of RAM (instead of 8 MB) as the standard base option and was targeted towards the education market. The 100 MHz PowerPC 603e processor featured twice as much L1 cache as the older 75 MHz PowerPC 603 in the 5200 LC, an improvement which allowed significant gains in 68k emulation performance.[1]

Like the 5200 LC and 5260, the Power Macintosh 5300 LC featured a built-in 15" shadow mask display. It contained 1 MB of VRAM that could support up to 8-bit color at a resolution of 832 x 624 pixels and 16-bit color at 640 x 480 pixels. Its logic board, codenamed "Cordyceps", was still based on the older LC architecture, which limited performance like its modular sibling, the Performa 6300.[2] Two 72-pin SIMM slots allowed RAM to be upgraded from the base 16 MB to a maximum of 64 MB. There were three different expansion slots: a 32-bit LC PDS slot, a Comm Slot for an internal modem or Ethernet card, and a video-in slot that could accept connection to an Apple TV Tuner Card. The CD-ROM and external hard drives were connected through a SCSI bus. The internal hard drive was connected through an IDE bus. The built-in floppy drive supported 1.44 MB high-density disks.[3]

Discontinuation[]

The 5300 was discontinued on April 1, 1996 and replaced by the Power Macintosh 5400 series.

References[]

  1. CPUs: PowerPC 603 and 603e by Daniel Jansen, Low End Mac. 2014-06-24.
  2. Let's document Sheepshaver's code by kataetheweirdo, E-Maculation Forum. 2018-11-25.
  3. Power Macintosh 5300 LC, madeApple. Accessed 2021-02-01.

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Macintosh LC series
68k desktops : LC | LC II | LC III | LC III+ | LC 475 | LC 630
68k all-in-ones : LC 520 | LC 550 | LC 575 | LC 580
PowerPC all-in-ones : 5200 LC | 5300 LC
Discontinued in 1996 and merged into the Macintosh Performa series
Power Macintosh series
Power Macintosh 5200 · 5260 | 5300 | 5400 | 5500 · 20th Anniversary Mac
Power Macintosh 6100 | 6200 | 6300 | 6400 | 6500
Power Macintosh 7100 | 7200 · 7215 | 7220 (4400) | 7300 | 7500 | 7600
Power Macintosh 8100 · 8115 | 8200 | 8500 · 8515 | 8600
Power Macintosh 9500 · 9515 | 9600 | 9700
Power Macintosh G3 · "beige" · desktop · tower · all-in-one | "blue & white"
Power Mac G4 · G4 Cube | G5
Superseded by the Mac Pro in August 2006
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