Commodore AMIGA 1000 | TechMuseum
Year of manufacture: 1985-1987
- Processor: Motorola MC68000, 7.16 MHz
- RAM: 256 KB
- FDD: one 3.5″ floppy disk
- HDD: –
- Audio: Four 8 bit voices, 9 octaves
- Connectors/Ports: Expansion, stereo sound, RAM expansion, two joystick, keyboard, video outputs, RGB output, external floppy disk
- Case: Desktop type
- Monitor: Color
- OS: AmigaDOS
The Commodore Amiga 1000 features a Motorola MC68000 processor at 7.16 MHz and memory of 256kB. Equipped with a floppy disk of 3.5” at 880kB it runs with the operating system of AmigaOS version 1.2-1.3.
Commodore introduced the AMIGA family computers in mid-1980s, 1985. The original models run with 16-bit or 32-bit processors and memory RAM of 256kB or more. The Amiga series brought a substantial improvement on performance and graphics compared with the Atari ST or Macintosh counterparts. Of course the hardware improved progressively through the new releases.
The best-selling model of the series was the Amiga 500, but others such as the Commodore AMIGA 1000, 600, 2000 or 4000 sold millions of units as well. Becoming widely available, the models were advertised as versatile, all-purpose machines for business use.
The end of the series came with the announcement of the company going bankrupt in April 1994, but followed many successors to the Amiga line, such as Genesi, Eyetech. The Amiga Operating system has influenced others, like MorphOS and AROS.
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