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Amiga 500


In 1987 Commodore released the A500, a cheaper version of the A1000 which came in the "distinct" Commodore box. The basic system still used the 68000 processor, 512k ram, and OCS chipset but had instead of of the ZORRO slots,  there was a DMA slot at the side of the machine. The operating system had been upgraded to Workbench version 1.3, which included the Amiga Command Line Interface (Shell) allowing the user more functionality. 

The Amiga 500 began the whole Amiga revolution and sold more than any model since.

Specifications
  • Motorola MC68000
  • 7.16 MHz CPU
  • 512k Chip RAM or 1 megabyte Chip RAM on motherboard
  • Maximum 512k
  • 512k Fast RAM in trapdoor expansion bus (optional)
  • Maximum 8 megabytes Fast RAM
  • 512k RAM on motherboard
  • 256k ROM or 512k ROM on motherboard
  • 3.5 drive bay 2.5 drive mountable
  • 3.5 880K internal floppy drive
  • Integrated keyboard
  • 2 button mouse
  • A1000 sidecar expansion bus
  • A500 trapdoor expansion bus
  • Compact case
  • External power supply port
  • External floppy drive port
  • RS-232 serial port
  • Centronics parallel port
  • 2 mouse/joystick ports
  • Monochrome composite video port
  • 15kHz colour RGB analogue video port
  • 2 stereo audio output ports
 

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