Power Macintosh 5300 LC

The Power Macintosh 5300 LC is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1995 to 1996 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on August 28, 1995.

The new Power Macintosh 5300 LC features a 100 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 15″ Color CRT display, 16 MB of RAM, 1.2 GB hard drive, 4x CD-ROM drive, and 1.44 MB floppy drive.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on April 1, 1996.

Today Power Macintosh 5300 LC is 27 years old!

Power Macintosh 5300 LC
Source: tutsplus.com – Power Macintosh 5300 LC

Power Macintosh 5300 LC Release Date

IntroducedAugust 28, 1995
DiscontinuedApril 1, 1996
Model Identifier41
Model NumberUnknown
Order NumberM4364LL/A
Original PriceUnknown
Weight47 Ibs.
21.318 KG
Dimensions17.5” H x 15.1” W x 16” D
44.45 cm H x 38.35 cm W x 40.64 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorPowerPC 603e
Processor Speed100 MHz
Number of Cores1
System Bus40 MHz
Cache32 KB L1
256 KB L2
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage1.2 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 4x CD-ROM


Built-in Memory16 MB
Maximum Memory64 MB
Memory Slots2 – 72 pin SIMM
Minimum Speed80 ns
Interleaving SupportNo


Built-in Display15″ Shadow Mask RGB CRT display
Resolution640×480 at 16-bit
800×600 at 8-bit
832×624 at 8-bit


Graphics CardNone
Graphics Memory1 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15 (Optional)


Expansion Slots1 – LC PDS (Cache Bus)
1 – Comm. Slot
1 – Video I/O
1 – TV Tuner
Hard Drive InterfaceIDE


SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out2 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15 (Optional)


Original OSSystem Software 7.5.1
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM


Backup Battery4.5 V Alkaline
Maximum Continuous Power125 W
Line Voltage100-240 V

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