The Commodore Amiga personal computer is celebrating its 30th birthday today, being 30 years since the company launched the Commodore Amiga 1000 followed shortly afterwards by the Amiga 500 (pictured above) which were both designed as a home computers.
The 30 year old Commodore Amiga 1000, also known as the A1000 or simply just Amiga, was the first in the range and launched on July 23rd 1985 running the AmigaOS 1.0
The Amiga 1000 was powered by a Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC) 7.09 MHz (PAL) processor and was equipped with 256–512 KB or 8.5 MB maximum RAM providing users with RGB 640 × 512i resolution.
The Amiga 1000 was discontinued in 1987 when Commodore released the systems successor in the form of the Amiga 2000. Wikipedia writes :
In 1994, as Commodore filed for bankruptcy, Byte magazine called the Amiga 1000 “the first multimedia computer… so far ahead of its time that almost nobody—including Commodore’s marketing department—could fully articulate what it was all about”
In 2006, PC World rated the Amiga 1000 as the 7th greatest PC of all time. In 2007, it was rated by the same magazine as the 37th best tech product of all time.
Jump over to the Metro website via the link below to see the 10 best games you could play on the Amiga range of PCs.
Source: MetroFiled Under: Geeky Stuff, Top News