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The Power Macintosh 5500, released in early 1997, was an all-in-one Power Macintosh released by Apple Computer.

Features[]

The Power Macintosh 5500 is similar to a Power Macintosh 5400 with a larger (2 GB) hard drive, a 12x CD-ROM drive, and a faster (225 to 275 MHz) PowerPC 603ev chip.

The 5500 comes with the same 15-inch multiple scan tilt-and-swivel color display, but with a lesser expandable memory option (its maximum RAM capacity tops out at 128 MB, 8 MB less than the oddball 136 MB of the Power Mac 5400).

The Power Mac 5500 also comes with 3D hardware acceleration and more VRAM. Additionally, 16-bit sound, a TV tuner slot and a video input jack are also part of the all-in-one 5500.

Variants[]

Unlike its direct predecessors, there was no LC-branded version. However, there was a variant sold as the Power Macintosh One in the UK market.

Included software[]

The Power Macintosh 5500 needs Mac OS 7.5.5 or a later version of the Mac OS.

External links[]

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Superseded by the Mac Pro in August 2006
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