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Polywell MiniBox P5500C

Polywell MiniBox P5500C
alaScore 81

3 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Polywell MiniBox P5500C. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size, but many are critical about the reliability and design.


design, reliability

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 Review and Ratings


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

Sep, 2009