Power Macintosh 5200 LC


Power Macintosh 5200 LC

The Macintosh Performa 5200 LC series (also sold under variations of the name Performa 5200) is a series of all-in-one (meaning the cases feature an integrated monitor) personal computer that are a part of Apple Computer's Macintosh LC, Power Macintosh and Macintosh Performa series of Macintosh computers.

It was introduced in April 1995 with a PowerPC 603 CPU at 75 MHz as a PowerPC-based replacement of the Macintosh LC 500 series. Later models switched to the PowerPC 603e CPU and used model numbers above 5260, but kept the same motherboard design. The 5200 series was replaced by the Power Macintosh 5500. Unlike previous education models, which prepended the model number with "LC", the 5200 series uses the Power Macintosh designation of Apples main workstation line of the time and appends the LC to the end of the model name. All models in the 5"x"00 series featured an integrated 15" (12.8" viewable) monitor. Today some schools still utilize these computer due to the lack of money to purchase new ones. The 5200 series is closely related to the 6200 series, which features the same logic boards in desktop cases without integrated monitors. This means that it also shares the 6200's massive and confusing number of model designations and its unusual architecture with an 64-bit data path PowerPC CPU on an 32-bit data path logic board adapted from the Quadra 605 [http://lowendmac.com/ppc/5200.shtml] . This is the reason for various performance and stability issues, leading to the 5200 (and the 6200) series computers generally being regarded as having very compromised hardware designs. [ [http://www.insanely-great.com/features/010806.html Remy Davison, Insanely Great Mac: The 10 worst Macs ever built] ] [ [http://lowendmac.com/roadapples/x200.shtml Low End Mac: Road Apples—Power Mac x200 series] ] Mac OS 8.1 and higher smooth out many of the problems with these computers.

Power Macintosh 5200 LC

Introduced in April 1995, the original 5200s use a 75 MHz PowerPC 603 CPU. The Power Macintosh 5200 LC was only sold to the education market, while the Performa models were sold to consumers. In April 1996, they were replaced by the 5260-related models, but some Performa models remained available for a longer time.

Models

*Power Macintosh 5200 LC: Sold only to the education market. Features a 500 MB hard drive.
*Macintosh Performa 5200CD: The Power Macintosh 5200 LC with a 790 MB or 1 GB hard drive.
*Macintosh Performa 5210CD: Identical to the Power Macintosh 5200 LC, sold only in Asia and Europe.
*Macintosh Performa 5215CD: The Performa 5200CD with a different software bundle.
*Macintosh Performa 5220CD: The Performa 5215CD with a 500 MB hard drive, sold only in Asia and Europe.

Power Macintosh 5260

Mac_specs|Name=Power Macintosh 5260 LC / Performa 5260|Introduced=August 3, 1995|MSRP=1400–1700|CPU=PowerPC 603e
CPUspeed=100–120 MHz|OS=System 7.5.1|RAM=8 MiB, expandable to 64 MiB|RAMtype=80 ns 72-pin SIMM|Discontinued=March 1, 1997

The 5260 introduced on August 3rd, 1995, replaced the 6200's PowerPC 603 CPU with the newer and faster PowerPC 603e, though the rest of the architecture remained unchanged. The Power Macintosh 5400 with a new revised architecture was introduced shortly after, but the 5260 remained available at a lower price.

Models

*Power Macintosh 5260/100: North American education model with 100 MHz CPU, 8 or 16 MiB of RAM, and an 800 MB hard disk
*Power Macintosh 5260/120: Later North American education model with 120 MHz CPU, 16 MiB of RAM and a 1.2 GB hard disk
*Power Macintosh 5300 LC: The 5260/120, but with the slower 100 MHz processor of the 5260/100
*Macintosh Performa 5260CD: The Power Macintosh 5260/100, also available with the smaller 800 MB hard disk
*Macintosh Performa 5260/120: Consumer version of 5260/120, only sold in Europe and Asia.
*Macintosh Performa 5270CD: Identical to the Performa 5260CD, but only sold in Europe and Asia.
*Macintosh Performa 5280/120: Consumer version of 5260/120, only sold in Europe and Asia.

Power Macintosh 5300 LC

Mac_specs|Name=Power Macintosh 5300 LC / Performa 5300|Introduced=August 28, 1995|MSRP=1400–1700|CPU=PowerPC 603e
CPUspeed=100–120 MHz|OS=System 7.5.1|RAM=8 MiB, expandable to 64 MiB|RAMtype=80 ns 72-pin SIMM|Discontinued=March 1, 1997

The 5300 introduced on August 28th, 1995, replaced the 6200's PowerPC 603 CPU with the newer and faster PowerPC 603e, though the rest of the architecture remained unchanged. The Power Macintosh 5400 with a new revised architecture was introduced shortly after, but the 5300 also remained available at a lower price.

Models

*Macintosh Performa 5300CD: Consumer version of the Power Macintosh 5300 LC.
*Macintosh Performa 5300CD DE: Special "Director's Edition" of the 5300CD with additional software.
*Macintosh Performa 5320CD: Europe-only 120 MHz version of the 5300CD.

External links

* [http://lowendmac.com/ppc/performa-5200.html Power Macintosh 5200 LC] and [http://lowendmac.com/ppc/5260.shtml Power Macintosh 5260 LC] at Low End mac
* [http://apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=5200 Power Macintosh 5200 LC] , [http://apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=5260 Power Macintosh 5260 LC] and [http://apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=5300 Power Macintosh 5300 LC] at Low End mac

References

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