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Polywell MiniBox P5500C

Polywell MiniBox P5500C
alaScore 81

3 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Polywell MiniBox P5500C. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Polywell MiniBox P5500C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Murphy (

Polywell MiniBox P5500C Compact Power PC Desktop Review


Massive storage capacity ; Excellent price-for-performance ratio

Small size means limited upgradability

The Poly P5500C power desktop may be tiny, but it's no joke--this is a killer rig.

Nov, 2009

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Polywell MiniBox P5500C


Likewise, the P5500C is fast at our multimedia tests: 28 seconds at our Windows Media Encoder test is best in class, while 1:18 at our PhotoShop CS4 test is no slouch (the Z30 is fastest at 1:09). The combination of a speedy Core i7 processor, speedy...

Compact form factor. Long 5-year service warranty. Very good 3D scores. CrossFire and SLI (2-card) compatible motherboard. Copious amounts of hard drive space

Some fan noise. Larger than other small form factor gaming rigs

Polywell's MiniBox P5500C is a decent gaming rig with the power to play 3D games on a semi-portable PC system. It's got copious storage and quad core power, so it could work as a video workstation as well.

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Polywell MiniBox P5500C


The P5500C packs a potent component mix into a small case, and Polywell includes an excellent monitor and 5.1 speakers. But the PC is slightly crippled by a 32-bit version of Windows 7, and its design is more than a bit unpolished.

Massive storage space; excellent array of ports; large, high-resolution bundled monitor

32-bit Windows limits RAM to 3GB; questionable design choices and build quality; bundled remote could be better

Despite a couple of major oddities in terms of OS choice and the gross misuse of stickers in place of actual aluminum, the Polywell MiniBox P5500C is a capable gaming rig, with excellent connectivity and external-expansion options. It isn't quite the...

Sep, 2009