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Amiga 1000

1985 personal computer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Amiga 1000, also known as the A1000, is the first personal computer released by Commodore International in the Amiga line. It combines the 16/32-bit Motorola 68000 CPU which was powerful by 1985 standards with one of the most advanced graphics and sound systems in its class. It runs a preemptive multitasking operating system that fits into 256 KB of read-only memory[1][4][5] and was shipped with 256 KB of RAM.[2] The primary memory can be expanded internally with a manufacturer-supplied 256 KB module for a total of 512 KB of RAM. Using the external slot the primary memory can be expanded up to 8.5 MB.[2]

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Amiga 1000
Amiga 1000 (1985)
TypePersonal computer
Release dateJuly 23, 1985; 37 years ago (1985-07-23)
Introductory priceUS$1,285 (1985)
US$3,200 (2023 equivalent)
Operating systemAmigaOS 1.0
CPUMotorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC) 7.09 MHz (PAL)
MemoryROM 256 KB,[1] RAM 256 KB[2] (8.5 MB maximum)
GraphicsOCS 640×512i 6-bpp
SoundPaula 4× 8-bit channels at max. 28 kHz in stereo
DimensionsWidth: 451 mm
Height: 108 mm
Depth: 330 mm[3]
Mass5.9 kg (13 lb)
SuccessorAmiga 2000/2500, Amiga 500