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Umax SuperMac C500

Apus 2000 in UK

C500 & C600The C500 was Umax's entry level computer, perhaps the model that best met their corporate goal of making quality Mac OS computers at prices that could give PCs a run for their money. It may have been the least expensive Mac OS computer of its era.

Initially introduced at 140 MHz, by the end of the line Umax was selling 240 MHz models. The C500 was designed around a modified Tanzania motherboard.

Tanzania-based computers will not boot with a dead PRAM battery. Try replacing the battery before attempting to replace the power supply on a "dead" C500.

Not only was the C500 affordable, but it was the least expensive Maclone with an upgradable CPU (and the first to use a ZIF socket).

Umax did acquire a Mac OS 8 license from Apple, the only cloner to do so, and the version 5 installer CDs shipped with Mac OS 8.

The C500 is the computer beneath the monitor in the above photo.

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