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powerbook 550c

In 1995 apple gave permission for apple japan to introduce an updated version, called the 550c, with a bigger display (10.4"), cpu with fdu (68040), bigger hard drive, and japanese keyboard with black case. It was only sold in japan, and never received fcc certification.

powerbook 550c

 

Minimum OS: 7.5

Maximum OS: 8.1

Introduced: May 1995

Terminated: January 1996

 

Processor 

CPU: Motorola MC68040

CPU Speed: 33 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 33 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 4 kB data, 4 kB instruction

ROM: 2 MB

RAM Type: unique

Min RAM Speed: 70 ns

Onboard RAM: 4 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 36 MB

Expansion Slots: modem, optional type II/III PC Card bay

 

Video 

Screen: 10.4" active-matrix

Max Resolution: 8 bit 640x480/16 bit 640x480

Video Out: 8 bit 832x624 (mirror only)

 

Storage 

Hard Drive: 750 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

 

Input/Output

ADB: 2

Serial: 1 Mini DIN-8

SCSI: HDI-30

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono

 

Networking 

Ethernet: AAUI-15