In Pictures: Six of the rarest Macs

Many Macs are uncommon or hard to find today, but for the sake of brevity (and for fear of the dreaded TL;DR), I’ve decided to examine six of the rarest among them.

PowerBook 550c (1995)

One year after the PowerBook 540c, the sleek, all-black PowerBook 550c expanded its predecessor’s hard drive and display size, and even enhanced its CPU. Sounds pretty good, right? It does—until you realize that you could buy it only in Japan.

Apple fans may spot a trend among rare 1990s Macs. At least three of them were black. You’ve got the Macintosh TV, the Performa 5440 (not on this list, but also relatively rare and sold only in Japan), and now the 550c.

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